Berger resigns as Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Albert Berger has resigned as vice dean for research and graduate education, effective this summer, in order to return full time to his studies of the neural control of respiration and to his regular faculty appointment in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
Berger became associate dean for research and graduate education in July of 2001. His leadership of that office resulted in numerous improvements in services to faculty, graduate students, and research volunteers.
He reorganized the office into three primary divisions to better support clinical research, industry relations, and regulatory guidance, while continuing the traditional functions of the office in such areas as grants and contracts and research policies. His office created several educational programs for scientists and graduate students. These included two popular series, Things Your Mother Never Taught You and The Investigator Needs to Know.
Paul Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school, has appointed a search committee for Berger's successor.
The search committee led by William Catterall, professor and chair of pharmacology, and includes Virginia Broudy, chief of medicine at Harborview; Wylie Burke, professor and chair of medical history and ethics; Alexander Clowes, vice chair for research and development, Department of Surgery; Mark Groudine, deputy director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Fred Rieke, associate professor of physiology and biophysics; and Robert Waterson, professor and chair of genome sciences.