Vice dean of research named

— The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has named John Roll vice dean for research.

He has for several months served as interim in that position. Roll will be responsible for promoting and overseeing faculty research.

He will work with the dean and other administrators to develop a strategic plan to guide the growth of research in the college.

In conjunction with his appointment, Roll has been appointed the university’s associate vice president for health sciences research.

“This pair of appointments will enable Roll to lead development of an integrated, system-wide health sciences research agenda for WSU,” university vice president for research Christopher Keane said.

Roll will leave his position as senior vice chancellor of the university’s Spokane Health Sciences campus. He will maintain his faculty positions as a professor in the colleges of medicine and nursing.

He is founding director of the university’s Program of Excellence in the Addictions Research and co-director of the Translational Addiction Research Center.

Roll was recently elected to the Washington Academy of Sciences.


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