Changes in research leadership announced

Earlier this month, Provost Gretchen Caughman and Senior Vice President for Research Michael Diamond announced some leadership changes in research.

Dr. Alvin Terry was appointed as the inaugural associate vice president for basic science research. In this role, his responsibilities will include the Division of Laboratory Animal Services and working with the senior vice president for research to provide oversight, management and growth of GRU’s research enterprise, providing oversight to GRU’s basic science core facilities and supporting the planning and implementation of GRU’s basic science research missions.

He will continue in his current position of chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Effective Aug. 1, Dr. Michael Brands will be the new chair of the GRU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), taking over from Dr. David Stepp.

In addition to other institutional and society service work, Brands has served on the Animal Care and Experimentation Committee and the Science Policy Committee for the American Physiological Society, served on the IACUC at Mississippi, and served on the IACUC at GRU from 2000 through 2006 and from 2010 to the present.