The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Collin Just, MBA, will become Division Administrator for the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, effective March 20. Just joins an already thriving division, as he takes the administrative reins from Danielle Allen, MBA. Directed by Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, the division is annually ranked at or near “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report, placing their clinicians among the top 10% in the nation. Those same clinicians work closely with or are themselves researchers within the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and in the Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence, the only CoE in the United States and one of only 50 worldwide specializing in NETs. The division also provides instruction and training to learners at all levels, from medical students to residents to members of their fellowship program, many of whom are supported by a long-running T32 training grant.
As the incoming Division Administrator, Just brings abundant experience from the private sector, academia, and UI Health Care. He joins us most recently from Procter and Gamble where he served as a Senior Quality Assurance Manager, overseeing three different quality control laboratories running 24 hours a day with nearly 4 dozen employees and a multimillion-dollar budget. While there, he led process improvement projects to reduce operating expenses from concept to completion, hired and mentored staff, and worked through the most difficult COVID situations.
Before his stint there, Just led quality and operational improvement projects here with UI Health Care for three years. On a variety of projects, he developed a deep understanding of workflows throughout the patient care experience. That familiarity led to his involvement in improving the no-touch check-in processes for patients and the establishment of new standards in clinics. These helped to reduce inefficiencies in room turnover and increased the number of new patients signing up for and activating MyChart accounts. Similar roles at Rockwell Collins and at Pearson show that Just understands how to adapt organizational principles and leadership concepts in a variety of situations.
Dokun said he was looking forward to tapping into Just’s expertise for the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. “In his previous time here,” Dokun said, “Collin built relationships across the institution. He has collaborated with front-line clinicians, medical directors, and hospital executives. This deep well of experience will help him hit the ground running.”
Just is equally as excited to return to the institution. “I have had the opportunity to be involved with many great groups with fantastic people, but few have felt as fulfilling as my time at the University of Iowa and at UI Health Care. We are all affected by changing medicine and I want to be part of such a positive commitment to excellence because what happens here matters to our community.”
Please join us in welcoming Collin Just to the department!