Mariana Morris, Ph.D., takes position at Nova Southeastern University
Mariana Morris, Ph.D., chair and professor of pharmacology and toxicology and assistant vice president for graduate studies, has resigned from her position at Wright State to assume the position of professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Morris served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology since 1997. Her resignation was effective March 14, 2013.
Morris has a long-standing interest in international research and teaching exchange, particularly with South America. She established and served as director of several federally funded programs designed to encourage members of under-represented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research, including the BioSTAR Biomedical Scholars Training & Research Program, the GRAD-PREP Biomedical Graduate Preparation Program, the Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) and the Biomedical Training for Underrepresented Minorities U.S.-Brazil Consortium.
The Wright State University Board of Trustees awarded Morris the title of Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research in 2010. Her research centers on hypertension and the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. She has served on numerous National Institutes of Health review panels, and was active in the American Heart Association and the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.