The AASM congratulates Andrew L. Chesson Jr., MD, who was confirmed earlier this week as Dean of the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. The appointment will be effective Nov. 1. Chesson joined the school’s faculty in 1978 as a junior faculty member in the department of neurology. He established and built the sleep medicine program that he still heads and was the longtime chief academic officer for the school of medicine. Chesson is an AASM past president, a fellow of the AASM and the current chair of the AASM Academic Affairs Committee.