Dr. Michael Reid Named Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance

Published: March 29th, 2013

Category: Memos

Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael Reid, Shih-Chun Wang Professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and vice dean for Biomedical Science at the University of Kentucky, has been named dean of the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance.

Dr. Reid will assume his new position effective July 1. He succeeds Dr. Kelli Brown, who has served as interim dean since July 2012 and Dr. Steve Dorman, who served as dean for six years before taking a position as president of Georgia College in 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His fellowships include a research fellowship at UT Southwestern and a fellowship at Harvard University as well as a professional fellowship in the Academic Leadership Development Program for the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium.

Dr. Reid rose through the ranks at Harvard University and Baylor College of Medicine in various academic positions. In 2003, he was recruited by the University of Kentucky to serve as the Shih-Chun Wang Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology. In 2011, he took on the additional role of vice dean for Biomedical Science in the College of Medicine.

Dr. Reid’s research focuses on the mechanisms of muscle weakness and premature fatigue that afflict individuals with chronic inflammatory diseases. He has had continuous NIH and other funding support from other agencies for over 25 years. At the institutional level, he has been heavily involved in research planning and policy implementation for the past decade.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Reid to the University of Florida!

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