UC regents appoint Dr. Owen Witte University Professor

Dr. Owen Witte, renowned scientist and esteemed member of UCLA’s faculty, has been appointed a University Professor by the University of California Board of Regents. This appointment is reserved for scholars of the highest international distinction, who are respected as teachers of exceptional ability and whose contributions elevate the entire UC system. The University Professor title was established by the regents so that the entire UC system can benefit from the talents of outstanding faculty. Witte joins the ranks of just 40 UC faculty, including several Nobel laureates, who have received this honor since 1960. “Dr. Witte has made a significant impact at UCLA through his scientific achievements and visionary leadership,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “As University Professor, Witte’s efforts to unite and energize collaborative biomedical research across the UC system will only build upon his legacy — and further strengthen the competitiveness of our research enterprise.”   Witte’s accomplishments include impactful scientific discoveries, advocacy for science education funding and exemplary leadership as founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA. His ability to create strategic partnerships across disciplines enables groups of elite clinicians, scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough research with the shared goal of improving human health. Those...
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