UNLV has selected Mary S. Croughan as its next Vice President for Research study and Economic Advancement, effective July 31.
An experienced administrator and scientist with more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Croughan is currently executive director of the Research study Grants Program Office for the University of California (UC) systemwide Office of the President.
At UNLV, Croughan will lead the university’s general research study and financial development effort, which includes oversight of research infrastructure, compliance, and efforts, along with patent and licensing activities. She will also be responsible for owning economic development through industry and state/federal firm collaborations, working carefully with campus leadership to create and enhance collaborative research study programs, and partnering on the continued advancement of the university’s research park.
“Mary is a proven leader and prolific researcher whose vision and breadth of experience make her the perfect person to guide the university forward in research study and financial advancement,” stated Diane Chase, UNLV executive vice president and provost. “She has great internal perspective on the function of research in college and excellent external contacts that will allow UNLV to develop the kinds of partnerships we have to get to the next level.”
Croughan has been a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medication because 1987 and has actually taught, conducted research, developed research study policy, and functioned as vice chair for the department of household and neighborhood medication.
In 2010 she was named executive director of the Research Grants Program Office, where she currently oversees a broad grant-making portfolio for the UC system and handles three additional research study programs on behalf of the State of California. As a working group co-chair for the UC Commission on the Future in 2009-10, she helped lead development of the tactical strategy for the UC system’s research study undertakings.
“Fantastic universities are specified by the depth and breadth of their faculty and research study enterprise, and I’m anticipating constructing on the remarkable momentum currently in place at UNLV,” stated Croughan. “We will continue to support excellence, gain access to, and diversity across all research activities on school; strengthen the nexus between teaching and research; and inspire new activity and collaborations that will push us closer to realizing our Leading Tier vision.”
An epidemiologist with a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Croughan is likewise an accomplished scientist whose work on infertility has actually been supported by the NIH and other federal agencies. Her research includes a longitudinal research study on the health results of more than 50,000 ladies and their partners who looked for or were dealt with for infertility over 3 years, work which has the prospective to inform ladies’s reproductive options worldwide.
While at UCSF, she worked closely with the National Institutes of Health on the NIH Roadmap and advancement of the National Kid’s Research study, and with federal companies on congressional development of HIPAA policies and standards. From 1987 to 2004, she likewise developed and directed a practice-based research study network at UCSF with more than 600 medical care physicians that was lauded as amongst the nation’s best.
Croughan has worked as chair for the UC system-wide Academic Senate and as president of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research study. From 2012 to 2013, she completed an American Council on Education Fellowship at the University of Miami with President Donna Shalala.