This year, two UF College of Medicine faculty members, Henry Baker, PhD, chair of the UF department of molecular genetics and microbiology, and Lucia Notterpek, PhD, chair of the UF department of neuroscience, were elected president of their respective academic associations.
Baker, who was elected president of the Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs, said he’s proud to serve an association with a mission to “promote high-quality research and education in medical schools throughout North America.”
“I think my election is in recognition of the success of the faculty of the UF department of molecular genetics and microbiology and their impact on the disciplines of microbiology, genetics and immunology, both in terms of our research productivity and discovery as well as our innovative teaching approaches and programs,” he said.
Notterpek was elected president of the Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairpersons.
“Being chosen by my peers to represent the interests of the organization and promote neuroscience as a scientific discipline at national venues is a privilege and a significant responsibility that will also bring visibility to my department at UF,” she said.
This story originally ran in the Summer 2019 issue of the Doctor Gator newsletter.