Two senior members of the University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty recently accepted leadership roles at the University. In February, Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, was appointed interim director of the School of Engineering SoE in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences CEMS. A March 15 announcement reported that Cynthia Forehand, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology, has been appointed associate dean of the Graduate College, effective July 1, 2010.
Bates, a world-class researcher with significant scientific publications and an excellent record of external funding, will split his time between his continuing research activities in the College of Medicines Vermont Lung Center and his new role as the interim director of the SoE, which began on February 22.
“I am pleased with Dr. Bates acceptance of this appointment,” says Chip Cole, interim dean of CEMS. “His teaching and mentoring of UVM students in a wide range of disciplines, coupled with his interest in complex systems, makes this appointment a strong link for the SoE and our College.”