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Veterinary college names Ludeman Eng assistant dean for strategic innovations

October 19, 2007

Ludeman A. Eng has been appointed assistant dean for strategic innovations for the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech. He most recently served as head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.

In his new position, Eng, an associate professor of cell biology and anatomy in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, will work with Dean Gerhardt Schurig on the implementation of strategic initiatives, draw on his extensive administrative experience to provide leadership and input to various boards and committees, follow-up on board actions to ensure that policy and resolution action items are completed and implemented, and represent the dean at college and university functions when needed.

He will continue his faculty responsibilities within the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.

“Dr. Eng’s experience and broad, administrative leadership at the college and the university level will be critical as the college moves forward with many necessary programs including our building development plan and our expanding translational medicine initiative,” said Schurig.

Eng served as president of the Virginia Tech Faculty Senate from 1990-1991 and is currently serving on both the Advisory Committee for the School of Biomedical Engineering and Science and the Advisory Committee for the Virginia Tech-Carilion Medical School.

Eng completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers University. He earned his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and joined Virginia Tech in 1981. Prior to joining the VMRCVM, he served as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Miami.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.