New Vice Chair of Faculty Professional Development: Qi Long, PhD

New Vice Chair of Faculty Professional Development: Qi Long, PhD

July 1, 2024. The department is pleased to announce that Qi Long, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, has been appointed as the new Vice Chair of Faculty Professional Development in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics (DBEI), effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027.  

In this essential role, Dr. Long will support the academic and professional growth of DBEI faculty members at all stages of their careers. His new responsibilities will include enhancing mentorship opportunities for junior faculty members; providing guidance on career advancement and tenure processes; identifying and allocating University resources to support professional development; and cultivating a collaborative research environment where every DBEI faculty member is empowered to reach their fullest potential.  

Dr. Long will also partner with other DBEI leaders to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the department through responsive recruitment and retention initiatives and paying particular attention to the career development of and unique challenges faced by faculty members from underrepresented groups. 

The department would also like to thank Rebecca Hubbard, PhD, Dr. Long’s predecessor in this role, for her dedicated leadership and invaluable work during her appointment. Dr. Long assumes his new role as DBEI’s Vice Chair of Faculty Professional Development at an exciting time in the development of the department. Please join the department in congratulating him. 

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