Executive Vice President for Research and Education, UF Health

Published: June 21st, 2013

Category: Memos

David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D.
UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & President, UF Health

Please join me in welcoming Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., to a newly created position as executive vice president for research and education for UF Health. Dr. Pearson will serve as a catalyst for optimizing innovative approaches to research and education across the colleges, institutes and research centers of the UF Health Science Center.

Dr. Pearson is currently senior associate dean for clinical research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and director of the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Taking into account the national and international environments in research and education, and the resources available at UF, Dr. Pearson will work with faculty and staff across the Health Science Center and university to further UF Health’s research and education missions.

Direct reports to this position will include the directors of the McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which reports jointly to the UF vice president for research; the Institute for Therapeutic Innovation at Lake Nona; and the Center for Pharmacogenetics and Systems Pharmacology at Lake Nona. He also will work with the associate deans for professional education, graduate education and research in the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine.

Pearson’s research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Pearson will help us continue to make discoveries that lead to the scientific advances and clinical applications of tomorrow, and train the next generation of health care providers so that we can continue to provide the highest quality care to all patients. We look forward to having him join our team. To read more about his appointment, please visit https://ufhealth.org/news/2013/uf-health-officials-announce-new-position-focus-research-education.

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