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Dr. Wayne Glasgow Appointed Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

January 12, 2012

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MACON/SAVANNAH — Mercer University Provost Dr. D. Scott Davis today announced the appointment of Dr. Wayne C. Glasgow, associate dean for research at the School of Medicine and chair of biomedical sciences on the Savannah campus, as senior vice provost for research and dean of graduate studies at the University. The appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Dr. Glasgow will supervise the Office of Sponsored Research and Graduate Studies and the Institutional Review Board and have administrative responsibility for all graduate degree programs and research initiatives across the University, including policies and practices. He will continue to promote the development of undergraduate-graduate collaborations and facilitate the development of interdisciplinary cross-college research projects. Additionally, Dr. Glasgow will serve as chair of the Graduate Council and promote the recruitment, admission and retention of graduate students. 

“I am thrilled that Dr. Glasgow has accepted this position,” Dr. Davis said. “As a practicing scientist, he understands the institutional and administrative commitment required to build a successful research program. In addition, his experience as a principal in the development of a top-rate laboratory research program on the Savannah campus of the School of Medicine makes him the perfect person for this appointment.”

In addition to his duties with the Mercer School of Medicine, Dr. Glasgow will continue to serve as director of the Department of Laboratory Oncology Research in the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute of Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Glasgow joined the faculty of Mercer School of Medicine in 1996 as an assistant professor.  He was promoted, with tenure, to associate professor in 2002 and to full professor in 2006. While at Mercer, he has served as chair of the Medical School Curriculum and Instruction Committee and as chair of the University Faculty House of Delegates.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to work with research programs in all 11 schools and colleges and to continue the process of fostering and developing collaborative research across the university,” Dr. Glasgow said. “I am also looking forward to being involved in the further development and enhancement of graduate education at Mercer.”

Dr. Glasgow is the author of more than 50 research publications and is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. His research program is focused on the discovery of new therapeutic approaches in the treatment of breast, prostate and colon cancer. He is also a member of the executive advisory committee for the Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program of the Georgia Cancer Coalition. 

Dr. Glasgow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, graduating with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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