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Creely Selected as Assistant Dean for Research

Members of the School of Graduate Studies and Research are very pleased to announce that Dr. Hilliary Creely has accepted the position of assistant dean for Research. Dr. Creely will begin on August 1, 2010.

The position of assistant dean for Research supports all research and scholarship at IUP. This position is critical as we strive to advance the research and scholarly agenda of IUP and to fulfill IUP’s role as a doctoral research university. It is one of only two universitywide administrative positions on campus with the word “research” in the title. Dr. Creely replaces Dr. Michele Schwietz, who ably performed the position for more than ten years.

Dr. Creely has won a prestigious Fullbright Scholarship and an equally prestigious Max-Planck Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. She has published scholarly articles, a book chapter, and is a co-PI on a patent. Dr. Creely has a Ph.D. from Brown University in molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry; she also has a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, with a certificate of specialization in Law and Technology—specifically technology transfer (intellectual property). Dr. Creely is currently an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

We look forward to having Dr. Creely join our staff on August 1.

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