University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR
July 21, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Professor Kim Barrett has been appointed Dean of Graduate Studies, effective September 1, 2006. Dr. Barrett is an internationally recognized physiologist, well known for her research in gastrointestinal epithelial transport and function. Professor Barrett joined the UCSD School of Medicine faculty in 1985. She received her undergraduate degree in medicinal chemistry from University College London and her Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the same institution. She received an honorary doctorate from Queen's University Belfast. Dr. Barrett is a superb instructor and teaches a wide range of School of Medicine courses, as well as mentoring a diverse range of students. She received the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in teaching.
Professor Barrett has an extensive record of administrative service, having served as interim chief for Academic Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology; vice-chair for Research of the Department of Medicine; vice chair of the Academic Senate Graduate Council; member of the Graduate Council Graduate Fellowship Subcommittee; chair of the Department of Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions; chair of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program; and member of the School of Medicine Space Advisory Committee. She is also currently the chair of the Health Sciences Faculty Council. Dr. Barrett has played a significant role in promoting the role of women in science and served as a member of the UCSD Task Force on Gender Equity and as Co-Chair of the School of Medicine Task Force on Gender Equity.
As Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Barrett will oversee graduate admissions, academic progress, financial support, student affairs, diversity activities related to graduate education, graduate student academic employee collective bargaining, and the granting of higher degrees; will serve as a member of the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate and will serve as its deputy in administering policies, procedures, requirements, and standards for graduate study; will be responsible for the Center for Teaching Development; and will coordinate the reviews of individual graduate programs.
Given her outstanding scholarly accomplishments and the breadth of her administrative experience and engagement on the UCSD campus, we are confident that Dr. Barrett will be an effective and capable leader of Graduate Studies for UCSD.
Please join us in welcoming Kim Barrett to this important position.