Message posted on behalf of Robert Piper, PhD, associate dean for research.
The Carver College of Medicine announces that Amy Lee, PhD, will be stepping down from the assistant dean for research role after five years of service. On behalf of our collegiate community, we thank her for her many contributions to the enterprise. Amy will continue to develop the research environment here and focus her efforts on her research program in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics as she explores new functional regulatory mechanisms that govern calcium channels.
Amy has been a tireless advocate for enriching the critical mass of investigators overall, with particular attention to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion of trainees and faculty. She has helped investigators navigate regulatory issues, increase grant development, and has helped foster the career development of junior investigators. She has been integral to shaping the strategic plan for increasing the breadth and reach of our research endeavors in the future; for example, she has played a strong role initiating the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, as well as directing intramural and philanthropic resources to enhance research across the college. She established the Scientific Editing and Research Communications Core as a central Carver College of Medicine resource to improve grant development and manuscript preparation. Amy has also worked to connect investigators to new funding opportunities while fostering the creation of multidisciplinary teams across campus to develop new projects and ideas. Over the last five years with Amy in this role, the Carver College of Medicine has consistently recruited highly talented faculty and trainees and has seen a sizable increase in NIH funding.
Please join us in extending our warmest appreciation to Amy for her service to the Carver College of Medicine.