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Crouch, Welsh Accept BIMS, VIBS Leadership Positions

Posted June 23, 2017

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Dr. Elizabeth Crouch

Drs. Elizabeth Crouch and Jane Welsh have been promoted to fill positions vacated by Dr. Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, who began as assistant provost in the Texas A&M Office of the Provost in March.

Crouch, assistant dean of undergraduate education, has been named College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) associate dean of undergraduate education beginning in the fall semester. Welsh began as serving as the interim department head of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in June.

Crouch was the first female director of the CVM’s Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) program at Texas A&M University in the program’s 30-year history. In 2015, she was promoted to assistant dean for undergraduate education.

No stranger to Texas A&M, Crouch earned her bachelor’s degree in BIMS and her Ph.D. in genetics from Texas A&M before completing her postdoctoral fellowship in immunogenetics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research has ranged from molecular biology—where she studied the changes of a protein involved in DNA synthesis between cancer transformed and aged cells—and the development and relationship between various cell types in the thymus.

Among her accomplishments as BIMS leader has been increasing the program’s 2+2 Articulation Agreements, which has helped more students from various Texas community colleges successfully transfer to the program at Texas A&M.

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Dr. Jane Welsh

Welsh is a trained microbiologist-immunologist and neuroimmunologist who has served as primary investigator (PI) and co-PI on National Institutes of Health-funded grants.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at King’s College Hospital, where she studied liver autoimmunity, and two postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge, where she studied rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Welsh joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1989 in the VIBS department and was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to full professor in 2006. More recently, she has taken on a number of leadership positions, including chairing the Texas Institute for Neuroscience, serving as associate department head in VIBS, and serving as CVM assistant dean for graduate studies.

Among her recognitions at Texas A&M include receiving the Women’s Progress Award for faculty in 2010, the Women’s Faculty Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2012, and the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Graduate Mentoring in 2012.



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