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Michael Levine appointed vice chancellor for academic personnel

Michael Levine

Michael Levine

Following his tenure as interim vice chancellor for academic personnel, Michael Levine has been officially appointed to the role, effective May 1.

As vice chancellor for academic personnel, Levine is the senior campus official responsible for academic appointments, promotions and advancements; academic recruitment and retention; faculty grievance and disciplinary proceedings; review of proposals for faculty housing and loan programs; the Academic Personnel Office; and emeriti faculty relations. He has overseen the continued progression of the Opus faculty information system, and has been involved in updating academic personnel disciplinary policies; developing the outside activity tracking system , a multi-campus, online system for tracking outside activity for all faculty; and implementing several new faculty development and welfare initiatives.

Levine is a distinguished professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Previously, he served as his department’s associate chair for academic affairs, special assistant to the vice chancellor for academic personnel, associate director for education of the Brain Research Institute and as the Gail Patrick Endowed Chair in Brain Research.

Levine’s research focuses on the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. His work carries implications for such disorders as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and pediatric epilepsy. Among many other honors and awards, he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he received the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression’s Distinguished Investigator Award in 1999.

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