Promotion of Reginald Miller, DVM, to Dean for Research Operations and Infrastructure
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Posted by: Andrew Law
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Reginald Miller, DVM, DACLAM, to Dean for Research Operations and Infrastructure at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). As a Dean, Dr. Miller will have primary responsibility for ensuring the availability and appropriateness of resources, facilities, and functions that are essential to the conduct of basic science research at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Miller’s new position is an expansion of his previous role as Senior Associate Dean for Research Resources, in which he played a key role in School research space planning, renovation, and construction projects, and represented ISMMS at local and national scientific lobbying venues. His oversight of the School’s Cores (also known as Shared Resource Facilities) resulted in enhanced budgetary performance, improved fiscal support, acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, and introduction of evaluation processes for existing and proposed Cores.
On the national level, Dr. Miller served on the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources Scientific and Technical Review Board, which specialized in the review of construction and renovation grants from around the nation. As a result of this work, he is frequently consulted as an authority on facility design and infrastructure.
In order to dedicate sufficient effort and attention to the Dean position, Dr. Miller will step down as Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery (CCMS). During his 15 years as CCMS Director, Dr. Miller oversaw the turnaround of the animal care and use program, competing successfully for federal funding for infrastructure improvements, and consistently managed the vivarium budget at 100 percent cost recovery. Jonathan Cohen, DVM, DACLAM, currently the Associate Director of CCMS, will assume the Interim Director role.
Dr. Miller’s impact at Mount Sinai extends well beyond the roles described above. He is Chair of the Diversity in Biomedical Research Council, which is charged with enhancing recruitment of students who are under-represented in science to our graduate programs. He is also Director of Friends of Odysseus, a mentoring program for black and Latino men that focuses on recruitment, retention, and promotion of students, faculty, and postdoctoral, clinical, and research trainees. In his new role, Dr. Miller will continue to focus on these diversity efforts.
Dr. Miller was recruited in 2000 from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Section Chief of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute of Comparative Medicine. Dr. Miller earned both his bachelor’s degree in biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Tuskegee University, and completed residency training in Laboratory and Zoological Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Seneca Park Zoo.