Dr. Frank Cerra


Cerra leaves University of Minnesota with a mixed legacy

A quick scan of Dr. Frank Cerra's 14-year tenure as head of the University of Minnesota's health science programs causes one word to come to mind: "Big." Yet big doesn't always mean better. In fact, big can be downright ugly. Under Cerra's watch, the medical school suffered what critics call embarrassing ethical lapses between its physicians and industry.