Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fowlkes appointed AVP for research-health sciences

J. Brian Fowlkes, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, has been appointed associate vice president for research-health sciences by Vice President for Research Stephen R. Forrest.

  J. Brian Fowlkes

His three-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective March 1.

"Professor Fowlkes' administrative experience, his extensive participation in major committees, his active involvement in sponsored research and his commitment to multidisciplinary collaborative research make him an excellent candidate for this position," Forrest says.

Fowlkes' responsibilities will include assisting the Office of the Vice President for Research in its administration and oversight of the research and creative activity in the health sciences arena; and providing leadership for OVPR in new initiatives; oversight and involvement with OVPR units where appropriate. He will be a member of the senior OVPR administrative staff.

Fowlkes earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He earned his Master of Science and doctoral degrees from the University of Mississippi. He began his U-M career in 1991 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in radiology at U-M.

In addition to his faculty appointments in the Medical School and College of Engineering, Fowlkes has served as the executive director of the laboratory animal use and care program and a deputy institutional official since 2011.

Fowlkes is a distinguished researcher whose work focuses on biomedical imaging, biomedical ultrasonics and image-guided therapy. A prolific researcher, he is the author of 148 peer-reviewed articles, and he has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on a wide range of research projects.