Dr. Robert Gilmour, Jr. is UPE's Vice- President Academic and Research. His experience as an administrator spans the academic and research domains, including graduate and professional education. He currently is the university's representative to the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) and is a member of the MPHEC Quality Assurance Committee. Dr. Gilmour also chairs the university's Academic Planning Committee and has been instrumental in creating new academic programs in engineering, mathmatical and computational sciences and climate change.
As a well-published researcher who also holds several patents, Dr. Gilmour manages a diverse research portfolio encompassing multiple funding sources, while maintaining an active laboratory. Dr. Gilmour's experience in inspiring and leading multidisiplinary research teams has been an important attribute, as UPEI continues to work strategically with academic, and private- and public-sector partners to advance discovery.
Dr. Gilmour came to UPEI from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he was Associate Dean for Reseach and Graduate Education and professor of physiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He previously was an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and was a research associate at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology in Indianapolis, Indiana.