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Chris King to serve as interim VP for research

Chris King (Photo by Lauren Corcino)

Since 2013, he has served as an associate vice president for research overseeing the Office of Research Integrity and Safety

Chris King has been appointed interim vice president for research at the University of Georgia, effective July 1, 2024. King has served as an associate vice president for research since 2013, overseeing the Office of Research Integrity and Safety.

Karen J.L. Burg, the university’s vice president for research since 2021, is returning full-time to the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine where she holds the Harbor Lights Chair in Biomedical Research in Small Animal Studies.

“Dr. King has distinguished himself as a dedicated and creative leader in the Office of Research, and I am grateful that he has agreed to guide the office as interim vice president,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I am confident Chris will provide outstanding leadership and guidance for UGA’s thriving research enterprise.”

In his current role, King is responsible for ensuring research is conducted in a safe and ethical manner across the university’s education, research and service missions. He oversees programs related to human and animal research, biosafety and laboratory safety, research security, export control, financial conflict of interest, occupational health, and responsible conduct of research.

King also serves as a professor of population health in the laboratory animal medicine program in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of population health.

King earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in comparative medicine at Yale University. King is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Provost Hu will appoint a committee to assist in a national search for the university’s next vice president for research.