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Biology professor honored as leadership fellow

September 15, 2012

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    Gary Reiness

Gary Reiness, associate dean and professor of biology, has been named to the Vision and Change Leadership Fellows by the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) program. The fellows will identify and consider how to eliminate barriers to improve undergraduate life sciences education.

After evaluating more than 250 applications, 40 fellows were competitively selected by an expert panel for their experience in catalyzing reform in undergraduate biology education. The fellows come from 24 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and represent research universities, liberal arts colleges, comprehensive/regional universities, and two-year colleges. Reiness is the only fellow from Oregon.

“The fellows represent a diverse group of extremely capable faculty,” said Judith Verbeke the National Science Foundation (NSF). “They bring a variety of experiences that will inform the development of an implementation framework that will transform undergraduate education in the life sciences.”

The PULSE program is a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).