Lisa Freeman Joins UB as ACE Fellow

Release Date: September 2, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lisa C. Freemen, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology and director of mentored training at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, will spend the 2004-05 academic year at the University at Buffalo as part of the American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program.

Freeman, one of 37 individuals participating in the ACE Fellows Program this year, will study the ways research universities impact regional economic development. She will explore ways to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration and broaden participation in research, as well as help UB to forge partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations and businesses.

The ACE Fellows Program is the premier higher education leadership development program in the country. The fellowship combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities and placement at another university to offer ACE Fellows a unique learning experience. The ACE Fellows Program is the only national, individualized, long-term professional development program in higher education that provides on-the-job experience to benefit participating institutions.

Robert Genco, interim vice president for research and director of the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, will serve Freeman's primary mentor for the fellowship year.

Freeman received bachelor's, master's and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Cornell University, as well as a doctorate from The Ohio State University. She pursued post-doctoral training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine before joining the faculty of Kansas State University in 1994. Her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and focuses on ion channel function. Freeman also coordinates pre-college outreach activities and research training programs for veterinary students and house officers.

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