Julie Moore, Professor of Infectious Diseases, has been appointed Associate Vice President for Research, effective July 7. Her appointment follows a faculty-led search to identify a successor to Robert Scott, Professor of Chemistry, who has served as Associate Vice President for Research since 2007.
Moore will take on various roles in OVPR, including helping to promote interdisciplinary research at UGA and working closely with the Office of International Education (OIE) to encourage UGA’s involvement in global research.
In addition to her faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Moore is a member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases. Her research aims to better understand the role of host-parasite interactions in malaria, particularly during pregnancy. Moore also serves as principal investigator and director of the NIH-funded Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP@UGA), a research experience-based initiative that helps prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for successful application to top U.S. PhD and MD/PhD programs.
“Her obvious commitment to research, scholarship, and training will be a strong asset to OVPR, and her presence will help to ensure that service to faculty remains foremost in our minds,” said Vice President for Research David Lee.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Bob Scott for his near decade-long service to OVPR,” Lee said. “His contributions during this time were many and included increased recognition and support of research scientists as well as postdoctoral and visiting scholars, improved management and mining of data for informed decision making, OVPR’s transition to electronic research administration, and consistently providing high-level leadership to our team. Despite stepping away from a formal role, Bob will continue to work with OVPR in key areas that align especially well with his interests and expertise.”