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    FEBRUARY 16, 2006
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Khalili to lead neuroscience department


Kamel Khalili, director of Center for Neurovirology, has been appointed chair of the new department of neuroscience by John M. Daly, dean of the School of Medicine. The appointment was effective Jan. 1.

Khalili had been serving as acting chair of the new department, which was formed last year when the Center for Neurovirology and Cancer Biology was renamed the Center for Neurovirology and transferred from the College of Science and Technology to the School of Medicine to create the backbone of the new department of neuroscience, one of seven basic science departments at the Medical School.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kamel Khalili as chairperson of the department of neuroscience,” Daly said.

“Dr. Khalili is an internationally recognized researcher who played a pioneering role in developing the field of neurovirology, and who subsequently led the growth of this field.

He will lead our new department of neuroscience as it develops into an important focus of research and education in the School of Medicine.”

“I am very pleased to accept the position as chair of the department of neuroscience,” Khalili said. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to serve Temple University. 

Our primary objective is to enhance the research programs in neuroscience at Temple and to provide quality education to students. 

We will actively seek collaboration with other faculty at Temple University to accomplish this objective.”

- By Preston M. Moretz