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Biography of Vice President for Research
Richard A. Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard A. Galbraith Dr. Galbraith was appointed as Vice President for Research at the University of Vermont in July 2014. His priorities are building an infrastructure that assists faculty investigators in obtaining funding from a variety of sources; promoting disciplinary, translational, and transdisciplinary scholarship and research; partnering with the business community to bring new knowledge to the marketplace; partnering with the community when establishing priorities for research that will affect the community; an on-going focus on the environment and health; and elevating the local and national profile of the scholars and researchers at UVM. He will work across all disciplines at UVM to support our full range of scholarship, research and creative activities.  His office will be open to all faculty, staff and students who are pursuing or who wish to pursue the discovery of knowledge and creative activities at all levels.

Dr. Galbraith is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and also serves as the Director of the University of Vermont’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  The Center is dedicated to the concept of applying interdisciplinary research to translational science both from the bench to the bedside, from the bedside to the community, and from the community to health policy.

Dr. Galbraith received his MD degree from King’s College University, London England where he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine.  He relocated to the United States and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition and earned an interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He spent 12 years at the Rockefeller University Hospital in Manhattan, New York where he directed the Rockefeller University Hospital and its attendant translational research programs and was Attending Physician at the New York Hospital.  He also served as the Medical Director and Hospital Administrator for six years.  He is an internist with a long-standing interest in clinical and research aspects of porphyria.  He has worked in basic, translational and clinical research and has published numerous papers and review articles.  Dr. Galbraith is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a member of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.


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