University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy appointed Dr. Brian A. Jackson Interim Dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Jackson currently serves as senior associate dean for academic administration for The Graduate School. He is also a professor in the Department of Physiology and an affiliated faculty member in the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, both in the UK College of Medicine.
Jackson holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Sheffield in England, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined UK's College of Medicine in 1981. His research focuses on the renal and adrenal systems for which he is widely published, and among the organizations funding his research are the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Veteran's Administration.
Jackson has served in the administration of The Graduate School since 2003 and takes over with the recent departure of Graduate School Interim Dean and Associate Provost Susan Carvalho who will become dean of the University of Alabama Graduate School.