Fred Wood, associate dean for undergraduate education and advising in the College of Letters and Science has been named interim vice provost for undergraduate studies. He will begin serving in his new role on Sept. 20, and will continue through June 30, 2005, when Patricia Turner is expected to return to the position after serving as interim dean of the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.
Wood has served as associate dean for undergraduate education and advising in the College of Letters and Science since 1991. He has extensive experience in working on the challenges currently facing the campus in the area of undergraduate education and a record of working collaboratively and effectively with the Academic Senate. He received his doctorate in chemistry from UC Davis in 1984. In addition to serving as associate dean, he holds the position of senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry.
- Anthony Perez is the new director of human research protection within the Office of Research. In his new post, Perez is responsible for overseeing the human subjects protection program at UC Davis, which includes coordinating and supporting the three institutional review boards that review all research protocols involving human subjects, educating researchers on the legal requirements of human subjects research, and monitoring research for compliance with these requirements.
Perez was previously a UC Davis Health System counsel for three years. Before coming to UC Davis, he was a health law attorney in private practice in Sacramento, providing legal services to a variety of health care entities including the UC Davis Health System. He received his juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law.