Two new UB vice presidents have arrived on campus, where they will head the critical areas of health sciences and university research. David L. Dunn, Jay Phillips Professor and chair of the nationally prominent department of surgery at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Hospitals, has been named vice president for health sciences.
An accomplished surgeon, scientist and administrator, Dunn has published more than 400 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of surgical infectious diseases and transplantation.
In announcing the appointment, UB President John B. Simpson said Dunn’s “powerful combination of clinical, scholarly and administrative expertise promises to have a tremendously significant impact on UB—not only on the university’s five health sciences schools, but also on our contributions to the larger communities we serve in the region and beyond.”
Jorge V. José, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of the department of physics at Northeastern University, has been named vice president for research.
A researcher in the fields of theoretical physics, condensed matter physics and biological physics, José is founding director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems at Northeastern, where he has been a faculty member since 1980.
“Dr. José brings with him a wealth of scholarly and administrative expertise, and I am confident that UB’s research programs and initiatives will attain new heights under his leadership,” Simpson said in announcing the appointment.