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Dr. Richard K. Assoian named Interim Director of BGS

January 13, 2012

rickSusan Ross, PhD, Associate Dean for graduate education and director of the Biomedical Graduate Studies will be on sabbatical from February 2012 – January 2013. Rick Assoian, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, has been named Interim Director of BGS during this period.

Dr. Assoian’s involvement with graduate education at Penn has been extensive. In addition to co-directing classes in both the CAMB and Pharmacology Graduate Groups, Rick chaired admissions for the Cell Biology and Physiology (CBP) subgroup within CAMB for three years, and he currently chairs admissions for the Pharmacology Graduate Group. He sits on the CAMB curriculum committee, the executive committees of both the CBP and Pharmacology Graduate Groups, and the BGS Advisory Committee. Additionally, Rick is a BGS representative to the Council of Graduate Faculties, an advisory body within the Provost's office that is responsible for review of graduate groups and education throughout the University.


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