ROSOL NAMED AS INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH
COLUMBUS – Thomas J. Rosol, a professor of veterinary biosciences and second-in-command in the Office of Research, has been named Interim Vice President for Research. His appointment takes effect on May 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
Rosol joined the Office of Research in July, 2002, as senior associate vice president under C. Bradley Moore. Moore announced last month he would leave Ohio State for a similar position at Northwestern University.
“Tom Rosol is the right person to step in at this time and lead Ohio State’s research enterprise,” explained Dr. Karen Holbrook, president of the university.
“His long history as a researcher gives him valuable insight into the needs of the faculty as research becomes more complex. His experience in the Office of Research in managing major research issues will serve him well in the days ahead and will facilitate a smooth transition.”
Since assuming his duties as senior associate vice president, Rosol
has taken a lead role in several important institutional research areas.
Rosol was also involved in the development of new funding initiatives for the Office of University Laboratory Animal Resources and in supervising an external review of the Cognitive Science Center. Other projects included directing the University Research Committee, planning for the State of Ohio Third Frontier Initiatives, recommendations for distribution of Board of Regents’ equipment funds, reviewing and developing new OSURF policies, research space assessment at OSU, planning for a multidisciplinary research building, and supervising limited submissions for sponsored research.
“I’m looking forward to working with President Holbrook, the rest of the university administration and the faculty to promote Ohio State’s important research mission,” he said.
“I’m hopeful we can successfully take advantage of Third Frontier funding opportunities such as the Wright Centers of Innovation and the Hayes Investment Fund. We also need to enhance the role of our Tech Partners and Licensing efforts, as well as our vital International and Homeland Security Initiative.”
Rosol joined Ohio State as an assistant professor of veterinary pathobiology in 1986 and was promoted to associate professor of veterinary biosciences in 1991 and full professor in 1996. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Division of Urology, Department of Medicine and is a full member of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He was named a Diplomate to the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1987 representing the area of anatomic pathology. He is a member of the education committee of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and was program chair for the ACVP annual meeting in 2002.
Rosol has been a reviewer of scientific papers for 25 scholarly journals and served as both an editorial board member and associate editor of the journal Veterinary Pathology. He is principal investigator or co-investigator on seven active research projects at Ohio State with $2.3 million in support from the National Cancer Institute, the National Center for Research Resources and the Schering-Plough Research Institute
He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science, a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois, all with highest honors. He received a PhD in experimental pathobiology from Ohio State in 1986.
Contact: Earle Holland, (614) 292-8384; Holland.email@example.com