Jacobs School Appoints Respected Research Leader as Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director, Office of Research

Published August 14, 2023

Dr. Halterman in a suit and tie.

Dear Jacobs School Community -

I am pleased to announce that Marc Halterman, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the incoming senior associate dean and executive director for the Office of Research and will be joining the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Oct. 26.

A highly respected physician-scientist with more than two decades of experience in academic, clinical and research leadership, Dr. Halterman brings tremendous energy and vision to his new role, which will support efforts to advance and diversify our growing research agenda. His expertise will be invaluable as we strive to take the school to national prominence as a Top 25 public research institution.

Most recently, he served as the chair of the Department of Neurology and co-director of the Neurosciences Institute at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Georgetown University, Dr. Halterman joined the medical scientist training program at the University of Rochester, where he stayed, completing residency and post-doctoral training before joining as faculty in the Department of Neurology.

His research career has focused on the cellular and immune signaling pathways that lead to neural damage after stroke and cardiac arrest. He has served as principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, he has served as a mentor on training awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Cancer Institute, and AHA.

He has authored 50 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, including papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Gene Therapy, Blood, Neurology, Brain Research, the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Journal of Immunology. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the AHA and the American Academy of Neurology.

As the office’s senior associate dean and executive director, Dr. Halterman will play a critical role in supporting the Jacobs School’s mission to actively grow UB’s research enterprise. Working in collaboration with the university and community stakeholders, he will support the school’s efforts to increase and enhance research activity; grow external and internal grant funding opportunities; strengthen and streamline research administration; and attract and retain talented new faculty members.

Please look forward to opportunities to welcome Dr. Halterman to the Jacobs School and to Buffalo, NY, upon his arrival in the fall.


Allison Brashear, MD, MBA
Vice President for Health Sciences and
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo