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Richard Waugh Appointed Associate Vice President for Research

May 16, 2013

Richard WaughRichard Waugh, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed to the newly-created position of associate vice president for research.

"Rick has been ollaborating with researchers on both the River Campus and the School of Medicine and Dentistry for more than three decades," said Robert Clark, senior vice president for research. "His great institutional knowledge and familiarity with a cross-section of departments make him a bridge among all research faculty. He was a natural choice for the job."

One of Waugh's initial responsibilities will be to help develop a strategic plan that identifies specific research goals, as well as opportunities for bringing together faculty members from different departments. He will also be involved in building a stronger research community on campus and fostering relations with the corporate sector.

"I have a good understanding of why research is done so well at the University of Rochester," said Waugh. "I look forward to using that knowledge to help faculty work together in some new ways."