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Gould to assume leadership of the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training

Posted by on Friday, April 23, 2021 in News .

Kathy Gould, Louise McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and senior associate dean for biomedical research, education and career development will assume leadership of the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training. Kathy has worked alongside Roger Chalkley, who is retiring this summer, for over 10 years and is well versed in the functions of the office. She is known and respected throughout the university and nationally. Kathy was a Searle Scholar, an HHMI investigator, and is a fellow of the AAAS. Her accomplishments were recently recognized with an SEC Faculty Achievement Award and the Earl Sutherland Prize in 2018.

Dr. Gould has had a long-standing commitment to the graduate education and career development missions of the university. She created and directed the Vanderbilt International Scholar Program that operated from 2010-2016. She, Roger, and Kim Petrie created the ASPIRE program within the BRET Office and grew it to a position of national prominence. She is currently leading a reimagining of the first-year IGP experience with a committee of creative faculty, educators, and students. Their recommended changes will be implemented starting this fall.

The BRET Office comprises a remarkable group of talented individuals who support recruitment and financing of biomedical Ph.D. students, management of Ph.D. programs, submission and oversight of training grants, outcomes research, and career development.