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Georgia Southern University names Patterson associate vice president for research

Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D., has been named to the newly created position of associate vice president for research at Georgia Southern University, where he will support and enhance research at the University. He will also serve as executive director of the Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation.

Patterson joins Georgia Southern University from Baylor University, where he spent four years, most recently as assistant director of the Office of Sponsored Programs.

At Georgia Southern, he will serve as a member of the Provost’s administrative team and will direct the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs. He will oversee submission and acceptance of grants and contracts; facilitate research opportunities for faculty, staff and students; ensure compliance with federal, state and other agency regulations; and oversee intellectual property activities.

Patterson graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in biochemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also conducted postdoctoral research at the Southwestern Medical Center.

Patterson is a Certified Research Administrator and a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu .

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