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Dr. Robin Abramson named provost at Champlain College


first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt–Champlain College has named longtime faculty member Dr. Robin Abramson as its new provost. Abramson has been with Champlain College for 12 years, serving as interim provost since October 2006, and previously as an interim dean and the College’s math and science coordinator. She has also been an associate professor of biology and the director of Champlain’s former overseas program in Israel.In her new role as the chief academic officer at Champlain, Abramson will provide leadership for internal operations to ensure the delivery of a first-class academic experience. The College is a leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.”The broad support that Dr. Abramson enjoys among faculty and staff, as well as our high confidence in her many skills, have led me to conclude that she is the best possible person to take on this role,” said Champlain College President David F. Finney. “It is especially gratifying to be able to offer this position to a longtime member of our community.” Abramson has served as chair of Champlain’s Curriculum Committee and, more recently, as a member of the Core Curriculum Steering Committee.Abramson earned a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont and her undergraduate degree in biology from State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research work has included a postdoctoral research fellowship for the American Heart Association of Vermont, a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Environmental Pathology Research Training Grant, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute’s Frederick Cancer Research Facility.last_img

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