Dean Glasgow to Lead Newly Launched Office of Research and Innovation

Professor Dr. Kalarchian Named Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives

Effective July 1, 2021, Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, dean of the Duquesne University School of Nursing, will serve at the vice provost for research of the Office of Research and Innovation (formerly the Office of Research). Dr. Glasgow will still retain her role as dean of the School of Nursing.

As vice provost for research, Dr. Glasgow will provide strategic leadership, expertise and operational direction for all research activities at the University as they pertain to research needs, proposal development, implementation, infrastructure and growth. In addition, this role is responsible for advancing the Duquesne's vision, mission and strategic plan in relation to scholarship, research, creative activity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

"It is an honor to support the faculty in pursuing their research and scholarship interests while simultaneously elevating research at the University," Dr. Glasgow said.

An accomplished scholar and administrator, Glasgow has led efforts to increase the rankings and research profile of the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Prior to being named nursing dean at Duquesne in 2012, she served as associate dean for nursing, undergraduate health professions and continuing education at Drexel University.

Professor Dr. Melissa Kalarchian will also assume the role of associate provost for interdisciplinary research and strategic initiatives in the Office of Research and Innovation while retaining her role as associate dean for research at Duquesne's School of Nursing. She will be responsible for expanding research and evaluation activities and will serve as liaison to faculty researchers.

Dr. Kalarchian will address issues related to incentives and supports for faculty scholarship, recruitment of diverse faculty researchers, workload and course buyout and student engagement in research. She will also work toward coalescing and coordinating research efforts in the various schools at the University, with an emphasis on the sciences, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing and the new College of Osteopathic Medicine from bench to bedside.

A recipient of many NIH-funded studies, Dr. Kalarchian has led research initiatives in the School of Nursing since 2013. Prior to her arrival at Duquesne, she served as an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Kalarchian also held a secondary appointment in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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