The College of Science has announced Dr. Ed Dzialowski will be the new Associate Dean for our Research and Graduate Studies, effective November 1. Dr. Dzialowski is Professor of Biological Sciences with expertise in developmental physiology. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Dzialowski has been a representative and leader of the Division of Physiology and Neurobiology for our Department of Biological Sciences. For the university he has been a long-time member and the current chair of the UNT Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). He currently serves as the faculty chair of the College of Science Faculty Council.
Dean Gao thanks Dr. Verbeck for his outstanding work as the Associate Dean in the last two years. During this time, the college significantly strengthened its support to graduate students by increasing graduate tuition benefits, elevating graduate assistant salaries, broadening the graduate travel grant program, and connecting graduate students to industry partners.
In the last two years the college also saw significant improvement on faculty research, as measured by an increase in all major metrics such as proposal submission, grant awards, and research expenditures. Dr. Verbeck reformed the college faculty seed grant program, which resulted in 100% of the faculty participants submitting external grant proposals and 80% of them successfully receiving grants. Most recently, he has been leading new initiatives such as the college DC Fellows program and the support program for Graduate Research Fellowships.
Dr. Verbeck has also been extremely successful in his personal research. In the past twelve months, he received over $1.5 million in funding from LaCore Labs for his research, as well as for funding a research lab at UNT Frisco's Inspire Park. Dr. Verbeck will return to his faculty position as a Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences and continue to participate and lead key research initiatives.
"Please join me in thanking Dr. Verbeck for his service and welcoming Dr. Dzialowski to his new role," said Dean Gao. "I thank Ed for his willingness to serve the College of Science in this crucial leadership role and I am looking forward to working with him to continue improving our support and service to faculty research and graduate programs."
For information about the graduate programs avaiable within the College of Science, please visit https://cos.unt.edu/degrees/graduate-degrees