Karen E. Kim, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Division of the Biological Sciences, has been appointed Vice Provost for Research, effective March 9.

In this role, she will work with faculty and deans to support and enhance external research funding and manage large-scale research structures such as University Research Administration (URA), the University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (CASE), the Office of Research Safety, Research Computing Center, and Research Development Support.

She has served as associate director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and is the principal investigator on multiple grants, including from the NCI Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative. She is the founder and director of the University of Chicago Center for Asian Health Equity, the only research center dedicated to the study of Asian health disparities in the Midwest, and has dedicated significant time to advancing health through service to the Asian Health Coalition, National Council for Asian American Pacific Islander Physicians, and the CDC’s Hepatitis B Task Force, among others.