- Author(s): UCLA Center for the Study of Women
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Since taking over as Dean of UCLA’s Division of Life Sciences in 2009, Victoria Sork has developed a set of initiatives that delineate her objectives for the division and her understanding of the role of the university in meeting the challenges facing society. These initiatives reveal her conviction that interdisciplinary research collaborations will be the engine for generating fresh approaches and innovative methodologies. These efforts include the development of a robust computational biosciences program to create a research infrastructure, health research focused on interdisciplinary research collaborations, biological conservation projects, and mentorship programs to advance diversity in the division.