Notterpek leaves lasting impact on UF Department of Neuroscience

After 21 years at the University of Florida College of Medicine and more than 11 years as chair of neuroscience, Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D., has accepted a new leadership role at the University of Nevada, where she will serve as associate dean for biomedical research and professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine.

Under Notterpekā€™s leadership, neuroscience at UF greatly expanded its national visibility and scientific impact, rising from No. 25 to a No. 5 national ranking in National Institutes of Health funding, with NIH-supported research programs now exceeding $21 million annually for faculty in neuroscience and in the department of neurology combined.

By Michelle Jaffee & Todd Taylor

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Notterpek with Golde, Anderson, Pasternak
Dr. Notterpek with (L-R) Dr. Todd Golde, MBI director; Dr. Doug Anderson, former chair of UF neuroscience; and Michael Pasternak, a founding trustee of The Facial Pain Research Foundation, which supported Dr. Notterpek’s projects.