Brier tabbed as new Dept. of Medicine Vice Chair
Will begin appointment on November 1, 2012.
Michael Brier, Ph.D., recently accepted the position of Vice-Chair for Faculty Development/Affairs for the University of Louisville Department of Medicine.
Michael E. Brier, Ph.D., of the University of Louisville Division of Nephrology, was named Vice-Chair for Faculty Development/Affairs for the U of L Department of Medicine, Department Chairman Jesse Roman, M.D., announced this week.
"It is with pleasure that I announce that Dr. Brier has accepted my invitation to serve as Vice-Chair for Faculty Development/Affairs in the Department of Medicine," Dr. Roman said. "I believe Dr. Brier is an outstanding choice for this position considering his accomplishments as well as his roles in faculty-related activities.
"In addition, Dr. Brier is a Ph.D. investigator involved in translational research, which provides him the necessary expertise to assist our junior faculty (both M.D. and Ph.D.) in this area. I have been impressed with Dr. Brier's passion and commitment to this organization and his enthusiasm for assisting others in career development."
Brier joined the faculty of the U of L Department of Medicine in 1987 after earning his doctorate in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences in 1986.
He also began service as a research health scientist at the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medicine Center in 1991, and advanced to the rank of full professor with tenure in 2000.
In addition, Brier holds a joint appointment as associate professor in the U of L Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.
He is an internationally recognized expert in drug dosing in renal failure and is the leader on work in computational intelligence as it is applied to drug dosing.
Brier has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1991 and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is the Director of the Clinical Research Program for the Division of Nephrology.
More recently, he has chaired the Department of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee since 2010 and has represented the Department of Medicine on the School of Medicine's Faculty Forum from 2000-2010.