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Ravi Bellamkonda named Provost

Ravi Bellamkonda will begin his tenure as Emory's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on July 1, 2021. He also will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Biology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering at the School of Medicine. Having served as dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering for the past five years, Bellamkonda makes his return to Emory, having held a joint faculty appointment at Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology beginning in 2003 and then serving as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2013 to 2016. In his first remarks since being appointed, Bellamkonda noted, “this amazing university has the potential to lead in so many areas: from the creative arts and medicine to undergraduate and graduate education and beyond.”

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Portrait of Ravi Bellamkonda in front of Emory building.

Kimberly Jacob Arriola appointed dean of Emory’s Laney Graduate School

Kimberly Jacob Arriola, executive associate dean for academic affairs in the Rollins School of Public Health and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, has been appointed dean of Laney Graduate School and will assume her duties Sept. 1. She also will join the Office of the Provost leadership team as vice provost for graduate affairs.

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