February 01, 2017

Bullard named assistant dean for Undergraduate Biomedical Programs

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Daniel Bullard Picture for Graduate School Website CompressedDaniel C. Bullard, Ph.D., professor of Genetics in the UAB School of Medicine, has been named the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Biomedical Programs, a new position created in the School of Medicine to oversee established joint undergraduate degree programs and develop new biomedical undergraduate majors.

In this role, Bullard will report jointly to Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Research Administration and Development and Craig Hoesley, M.D., senior associate dean for Medical Education, to oversee established undergraduate programs, working with leadership in the School of Medicine and the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, evaluating the programs and facilitating recruiting and enrollment efforts. The School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences established the Undergraduate Neurosciences Program in 2008 and will launch undergraduate programs in Immunology and Genetic and Genomic Sciences in fall 2017.

He will also shepherd new program development, establishing an SOM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee to review proposals for new majors, working with necessary individuals to complete proposals for new undergraduate programs, and developing leadership plans for those majors with the College of Arts and Sciences and other UAB partner schools.

Bullard will dedicate 15 percent of his time to this new role, which was effective Jan. 15.

Bullard joined the UAB faculty in 1996 as an assistant professor in Genetics.  He earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Case Western Reserve University in 1992 and completed postdoctoral fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. Bullard is co-director of the Genetic and Genomic Sciences undergraduate program, former director of the Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics graduate program and interim associate dean in the UAB Graduate School.