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Two Women Appointed Vice Provost at Rice University July 20, 2011

Posted by The Raise Project in Women in Science.
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Professors Vicki Colvin and Mary Farach-Carson have been named to vice provost positions at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Colvin, the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice, is the new vice provost for research. She has been on the faculty at Rice since 1996.

Dr. Colvin is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Farach-Carson is the new vice provost for translational bioscience. Since coming to Rice in 2009, she has served as aprofessor of biochemistry and cell biology. She has also been the scientific director of the BioScience Research Collaborative where scientists from Rice and other Texas educational institutions work together on medical and health research.

Professor Farach-Carson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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