New Chancellor Gene Block
Published Dec 21, 2006 10:45 AM
Gene D. Block, 58, vice president and provost of the University of Virginia and a respected neuroscientist, has been named UCLA's ninth chief executive. Block will succeed UCLA Acting Chancellor Norman Abrams this summer.
Colleagues at U.Va. speak highly of Block, touting his exceptional leadership skills as an administrator for the past 14 years. He is also well-respected as a scientist. His research and teaching expertise is in the cellular physiology of biological clocks and chronobiological aspects of aging.
Block said he was "deeply honored and excited by this appointment. UCLA is a remarkable institution with a long and proud public service heritage, and it is a major economic and social force in one of the world's most diverse and important urban communities."
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