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Nelson Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Janet Nelson has been named the new associate vice chancellor for research, focusing on research development, effective July 1.

Nelson joins UT’s Office of Research and Engagement from her position as director of business development for the URS Corporation. She replaces Greg Reed, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research since 2007.

“I am extremely excited about the terrific opportunities that await me at UT, and I am looking forward to working closely with the Office of Research and Engagement team,” said Nelson. ”It is clear that the faculty and staff here care deeply about developing and challenging the minds of our future generation of leaders, and it is a great honor to serve the university and community in building the research and scholarship programs.”

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New director hired for faculty development team

Lodato 06c86f9Suzanne Lodato will join the UT Office of Research and Engagement as director of its faculty development team on December 2, 2013. Lodato is currently a proposal development specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University. She has a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University.


New assistant vice chancellor selected for compliance post

noblesRobert Nobles will join the UT Office of Research & Engagement  as the new assistant vice chancellor for compliance. Nobles, who has a doctorate in public health from the University of Texas at Houston, will joint ORE administration on January 13, 2014. He is currently serving as director of research compliance for Texas A&M University.

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