Vice President For Research Stepping Down At U Of I

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URBANA----The University of Illinois will be looking for a new Vice President for Research. Lawrence B. Schook has announced he will be leaving the university-wide post in August.

Schook will return to his research and faculty work on the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses. U of I President Tim Killeen said a national search will be conducted to select Schook's successor.

Schook has been Vice President for Research since 2011. He helped start UI LABS, a U of I spinoff for research and development that partners universities and industry. He also led the international pig genome-sequencing project, which contributed to insights into diseases, particularly cancer, that afflict humans and also pigs.

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