Dillon Named VP of research

September 12, 2008

Glenn H. Dillon, PhD, has been named vice president for Research at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), announced UNTHSC Provost Thomas Yorio, Ph.D.  In this new position, Dillon will facilitate and oversee all aspects of research conducted at UNTHSC. He will help formulate the institution’s strategic plan for research and work to enhance research collaboration.   

Dillon joined UNTHSC in 1994 and has served in many capacities at UNTHSC, most recently as associate vice president for research.  A professor of pharmacology and neuroscience, Dillon will continue to teach, mentor graduate students and direct a research lab.   

A graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical science, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in physiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  He also completed post-doctoral studies at the Upjohn Company (now Pfizer).   Dillon and his wife Dawn reside in Weatherford.     

Their older son Luke is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma, and their younger son Ben is a senior at Weatherford High School. 

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