Andrew Weyrich Named The U’s New Vice President for Research

Andrew Weyrich, the U’s new vice president for research

Andrew Weyrich Named The U’s New Vice President for Research

Andrew Weyrich, most recently associate dean for research at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been named the next vice president for research. He succeeds neurobiologist Tom Parks, who retired in June of this year after eight years as vice president.

“Dr. Weyrich understands what a research program needs to succeed, both as a physiologist and as an associate dean for research at the School of Medicine,” says U President David W. Pershing. “His ability to coalesce teams to create collaboration and foster creativity will benefit this important area of the U’s mission. I look forward to seeing the innovation that emerges under his leadership.”

In his position at the School of Medicine, Weyrich helped develop and implement a strategic research plan and oversaw core facilities, recruitment, retention efforts, and graduate programs. As a professor of internal medicine, Weyrich holds an M. A. and the Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair, a recognition honoring the University’s top medical researchers.

TVC reports directly to the Office of the Vice President for Research.

“The commercialization of our research discoveries at the University of Utah has had a tremendous impact on people’s lives and on the common good,” says Weyrich. “These positive effects are a principal reason why the University has so strongly supported its translational research. As the new vice president for research, I look forward to continuing this support and working with TVC to catalyze and transform our discoveries into practical use.”

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