UNMC selects new vice chancellor


By Josie Loza

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will decide whether Thomas Rosenquist, Ph.D., will serve the University of Nebraska Medical Center as vice chancellor for research at its Jan. 19 meeting.
Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., named Rosenquist in December. Rosenquist has been serving UNMC as interim vice chancellor for research since July.
After receiving approval from the board, Rosenquist’s appointment will begin Feb. 1.
His appointment marks the first time UNMC has ever had a vice chancellor for research.
Last month, the Board of Regents approved a $7 million renovation project for Medical Center. The project will provide more laboratory and research space at UNMC for its expansion of biomedical research.
Rosenquist will oversee the expansion, which is scheduled to start in June with completion next December.