Welcome Dr. Thomas A. Pearson, he will be serving as the Executive Vice President for Research and Education at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, with a faculty appointment with the Department of Epidemiology. He will report to Dr. David S. Guzick, senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. In this new position Dr. Pearson will serve as a catalyst for optimizing approaches to research and education across the colleges, institutes and research centers of the UF Health Science Center. Direct reports to this position will include the directors of the McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which reports jointly to the UF vice president for research; the Institute for Therapeutic Innovation at Lake Nona; and the Center for Pharmacogenetics and Systems Pharmacology at Lake Nona. He also will work with the associate deans for professional education, graduate education and research in various colleges.