Ariel Gomez Is Appointed Interim Vice President For Research And
August 22, 2001--
Dr. R. Ariel Gomez, professor of pediatrics at the University of
Virginia, has been named interim vice
president for research and public service, President John T.
Casteen III announced.
who also serves as director of U.Va.s Center for Organogenesis
and the NIH-supported Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology,
will hold the vice presidential post while a search is conducted
to replace Gene D. Block, who will become U.Va.s vice president
and provost Sept. 1.
Gomez has a long and deep familiarity with the Universitys
research enterprise," Casteen said. "In addition to his
own distinguished work in the School of Medicine, he has been actively
involved as a special advisor to Gene Block on a broad range of
research issues. He has helped to shape the Universitys vision
for excellence as a member of our Virginia 2020 science and technology
long-range planning commission."
who joined the U.Va. faculty in 1984, pursues fundamental research
on the basic mechanisms of kidney development. He will head the
office responsible for the development and support of faculty research
as well as public service, federal and industrial relations and
author of numerous scientific articles, he is an editorial board
member of the journals Hypertension, American Journal
of Physiology and Pediatric Nephrology and has been a
peer reviewer for some 18 other journals. He has served on numerous
grant review committees including the cardiovascular and renal NIH
study section and was a member of the two NIH task forces that identified
the research needs of children and adults with renal diseases. He
received his M.D. degree from the University of Buenos Aires in
1975 and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of
Iowa and the University of California at San Francisco.
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