Paul Kilgore appointed chair of College Research Committee
Associate Professor Paul Kilgore has been appointed the new chair of the WSU Applebaum College Research Committee starting March 1, 2019. Kilgore will succeed Associate Professor Diane Adamo, who has served as chair for several years. Although she is rotating out of the chair position to allow others to serve, Adamo will remain a member of the committee and serve as ex-officio chair.
“Diane has worked tirelessly as chair, directing and organizing our annual College Research Day events, implementing and directing the FRAP awards, and building additional research platforms that have provided new opportunities for the college,” said Dean Catherine Lysack. “She has done an amazing job, and we all owe her our gratitude.”
Kilgore brings a wealth of research expertise and a long history of supporting research efforts. He completed his bachelor of science and master of public health degrees at the University, earned his doctor of medicine degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed his clinical residency training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. He completed further post-residency training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
From 1994-1999, Kilgore completed several investigations of diarrheal disease, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever and childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. From 1999-2011, Kilgore served at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) where he conducted multidisciplinary translational research on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. At the IVI, he served as a senior research scientist and received the Long-term Service Award. Kilgore has served on a number of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and is currently a standing member of the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on Public Health, as well as the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Since joining WSU in September 2011, Kilgore has received more than $2 million in scientific grant funding in collaboration with partner organizations. He has also done extensive work on the Flint Water Crisis, and consistently collaborates with investigators across campus. He is a media expert on health and immunization issues, and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 published scientific articles.
Kilgore will continue in his role of director of research in pharmacy, while Adamo retains her position as director of research in health sciences.