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New research leader joins Texas Tech University

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:11am

Peter Rotwein, M.D., will join Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso as Assistant Vice President of Research, Associate Dean of Research, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Regional Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on September 1, 2014. 

“I look forward to working with President Lange and with the faculty of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso to help enhance the excellent research programs already in place. 

I am honored and humbled to be recommended by the search committee and to be selected by President Lange for this position, and am excited to get started at an institution with a great future in an outstanding city,” said Dr. Rotwein.

Dr. Rotwein obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency training.

He was an NIH (National Institutes of Health) postdoctoral fellow in endocrinology at Einstein and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Rotwein joined the faculty at Washington University and advanced to be Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and Medicine. 

In 1997, he was recruited to Oregon Health & Science University where he is now Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

His research efforts have focused on insulin-like growth factor signaling pathways and have won him election to several prestigious organizations, including the American Federation of Clinical Research, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. 

Dr. Rotwein will be joined by his wife, Dr. Bonnie Aust, who is a pediatrician. They have four children, two of whom reside in Austin.
 

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