Julie Moore, a professor of infectious diseases, has been appointed associate vice president for research at UGA. Moore assumed her new role July 7 following a faculty-led search to identify a successor to Robert Scott, professor of chemistry, who has served as associate vice president for research since 2007.
Moore will take on various roles in OVPR, including overseeing internal grants and awards, helping to promote interdisciplinary research at UGA and working closely with the Office of International Education to encourage UGA’s involvement in global research.
“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to promote partnerships that will foster innovative research both at UGA and abroad,” she said.
In addition to her faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Moore is a member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases. Her research aims to better understand the role of host-parasite interactions in malaria, particularly during pregnancy.
Moore also serves as principal investigator and director of the NIH-funded Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP@UGA), a research experience-based initiative that helps prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for successful application to top U.S. Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs.
“Her obvious commitment to research, scholarship and training will be a strong asset to OVPR, and her presence will help to ensure that service to faculty remains foremost in our minds,” said Vice President for Research David Lee. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Scott for his near decade-long service to OVPR.”
Despite stepping away from his formal role, Scott will continue to work with OVPR in key areas that align especially well with his interests and expertise, Lee said.