Sally Kornbluth Named Provost at Duke University

029913_kornbluth012Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has announced that Sally Kornbluth, the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine, will become the university’s next provost. She will assume her new duties on June 30.

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead stated, “Sally Kornbluth will supply outstanding academic leadership for Duke’s future. A distinguished researcher and mentor, she has won high praise for her administrative gifts as a creative problem solver in service of academic excellence. She combines a deep love of Duke with keen intelligence about the challenges facing higher education. I’m confident that Duke will continue to thrive in her care.”

In accepting the post, Professor Kornbluth said, “To be Duke’s chief academic officer is both a tremendous honor and a significant challenge. Our intellectual foundation is strong, our teaching and research are transformative, and our collaborative, interdisciplinary culture creates opportunities for faculty and students to make a difference in the world. I look forward to listening, to learning, and to working with my colleagues to build on our many strengths.”

Professor Kornbluth joined the Duke University faculty in 1994. She is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she majored in political science. She received a bachelor’s degree in genetics at Cambridge University in England and earned a Ph.D. in molecular oncology from Rockefeller University in New York.

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