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Eng selected to head VMRCVM department

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 2 - September 1, 1994

Ludeman Eng has been appointed head of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's new Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.

The department was created July 1 as a result of a departmental reorganization in the VMRCVM intended to promote more efficient management of resources.

VMRCVM Dean Peter Eyre praised Eng as a distinguished administrator skilled at promoting interdisciplinary cooperation and developing coalitions.

"We're going to have to work together and find new ways of doing things," said Eyre, who explained the consolidation as a move to streamline the administration in view of budgetary challenges.

The new department includes 33 faculty members. Other departments in the VMRCVM include the departments of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, the Equine Medical Center, and the college's Maryland campus.

Eng, who joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1981, was appointed head of the former Department of Biomedical Sciences in 1992. Prior to that, he served as vice president of the Virginia Tech Faculty Senate from 1989-90 and president from 1990-91.

Eng earned a M.S. in comparative endocrinology and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Virginia before completing a three year post-doctoral research appointment at the University of Miami.