Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Dr. Alan H. Rebar became NC State’s vice chancellor for research, innovation and economic development in 2015. He is also a professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining NC State, he was head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 1993-1996; associate dean for research, 1989-1996; dean, 1996-2005; and senior associate vice president for research, 2005-2015, all at Purdue University. Rebar received his DVM degree in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1975, both from Purdue. He was certified in veterinary clinical pathology in 1978. He is a former member of the Council of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, past president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and former editor-in-chief of the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Rebar serves on the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation; the UT Battelle Board of Governors; the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies Board of Trustees; the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Board of Directors; the Renaissance Computing Institute Oversight Board; the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Board; and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science Board of Trustees.
He received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, has published more than 120 scientific articles and has presented more than 270 invited lectures nationally and internationally. He has consulted widely for the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. In 1986 he served on the National Academy of Sciences Lithium Toxicity Review Board. He also served as a scientific advisor to the U.S. Departments of Interior and Justice during the Exxon Valdez Damage Assessment and Restoration Studies, and he was a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Panel on Pesticide Toxicity, 1992-1996.