Rollin Richmond, Provost, (515) 294-9591
John McCarroll, University Relations, (515) 294-6137
ISU NAMES VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH
AMES, Iowa Dr. James R. Bloedel, chair of the division of neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, and research professor with the department of physiology at the University of Arizona, has been appointed vice provost for research and graduate studies at Iowa State University.
Bloedel will begin the position on Sept. 1.
The vice provost for research and graduate studies is responsible for the coordination and administration of research, graduate programs, technology transfer and research services.
Bloedel has directed the division of neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute since 1984, and has served as a research professor with the department of physiology at the University of Arizona since 1986. He also has held various research, academic and administrative positions at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Bloedel's research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the brain, particularly the cerebellum and muscular movement.
He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1962; a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1967; and a M.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1969.
"I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James R. Bloedel. He is a distinguished neurobiologist, has had a long and stellar funding record with NIH and has experience as a professor at highly regarded institutions," said ISU Provost Rollin Richmond. "He has good understanding of a comprehensive university, its research and graduate education programs, and can be seen as a strong spokesperson for ISU in the research and graduate education communities."
William Lord, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is serving as interim vice provost for research and graduate studies. Lord fills the position vacated by Patricia Swan, who retired from the post and has taken a one-year leave of absence from the ISU faculty to work at the Eskind Biomedical Library special collections department at Vanderbilt University.
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