Biomedical Engineering Head to Help Lead University Research Efforts
The inaugural head of the biomedical engineering department, Jennifer Barton, is adding yet another role to her growing list of distinguished contributions at the University of Arizona. She was recently appointed to the new position of associate vice president for research, a job that involves expanding collaborative research efforts campuswide and strengthening partnerships with the private sector.
"Jennifer Barton is the ideal person for this position, given her broad range of experience in leading biomedical engineering and serving as assistant director of the BIO5 Institute," said Leslie Tolbert, senior vice president for research. "I am thrilled that she will bring her experience and talents to the research office, where she can have a positive impact on even more UA researchers."
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