COLUMBIA, MO - 9/29/06 - Joe Kornegay, DVM, PhD, professor and dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, has accepted a faculty position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, effective October 16.
COLUMBIA, MO - 9/29/06 - Joe Kornegay, DVM, PhD, professor and dean of the Universityof Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, has accepted a faculty position atthe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, effective October 16.
His primary appointments will be in the university's Gene Therapy Center andthe School of Medicine's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, witha secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology.
"My decision to move to North Carolina was prompted by their ongoing effortsto strengthen research involving animal models of human genetic diseases," Dr.Kornegay said. "For the past 25 years, my research has focused on a caninemodel of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This model is playing an increasingly importantrole in translational studies intended to move promising therapies into humanclinical trials. UNC-CH has committed to provide new facilities that will allowus to expand our colony of affected dogs and, in turn, better meet the needsof researchers involved in preclinical studies."
Dr. Kornegay has been dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine since 1998.He joined the MU faculty in 1994 as chair of the Department of Medicine and Surgeryand director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He also has been aninvestigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center since 1994.