The UI Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Patricia J. O'Morchoe as head of the department of pathology in the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign at its Oct. 20 meeting. She succeeds Benjamin Williams, who retired. O'Morchoe, who received undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees from Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland, has been on the faculty of the UI's medical college since 1980. Most recently, she has served as professor and associate head of pathology and physician surgeon. She also holds appointments as professor of cell and structural biology in the School of Life Sciences, and professor of veterinary pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to the UI, O'Morchoe taught at Loyola University Stitch School of Medicine; Harvard Medical School at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Johns Hopkins University.