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February 4, 2008

Zeger Named to Vice Provost Position

Scott Zeger photo Scott Zeger, PhD, the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and Chair in Biostatistics, has been named vice provost for research of the Johns Hopkins University as part of a restructuring of the Office of the Provost.

Along with two other new vice provost appointees, Zeger, a former senior associate dean at the Bloomberg School, will spend two-thirds of his time in the provost’s office and a third on his faculty duties in the Department of Biostatistics.

Johns Hopkins University Provost Kristina Johnson said that the new arrangement is an effort to forge a more direct connection to faculty across University divisions.

In his new role, Zeger will focus on the health of the University’s research enterprise, including institutional research compliance and research initiatives across divisions.

Johnson also named Michela Gallagher of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences as vice provost for academic affairs, and Jonathan Bagger, from Arts and Sciences, to the new position of vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs and special projects. In her official announcement, Johnson described the three appointees as “esteemed full professors of enormous scholarly standing.”

She praised Zeger for his “impeccable research record and strong administrative credentials.” Elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine in 2006, Zeger focuses his research on the development of novel designs and methods of analysis for biomedical data. In 2005, Science Watch® identified him as one of the 25 most-cited mathematical scientists of the past decade.

The part-time provosts will assume their new responsibilities on March 1 for an initial term until June 30, 2011.