Michael D. Lairmore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, ACVM, cancer researcher and administrator at The Ohio State University's (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), was named dean of UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Lairmore, who will begin his UC Davis position Oct. 24, serves as associate dean for research and graduate studies at OSU’s veterinary medical college and as associate director of the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a professor of veterinary biosciences in the CVM and has an adjunct appointment in molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics in the CVM.
“It will be an honor to serve as dean of one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world,” Lairmore said. “I look forward to working with the faculty, alumni, staff and students as we build mission-focused programs from the strong foundations established at UC Davis.”
As dean, Lairmore will preside over the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System and the Veterinary Medicine Extension program at UC Davis.