Retired Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development at North Carolina State University
Dr. Alan Rebar most recently served as Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NC State, Dr. Rebar served as senior associate vice president for research, executive director of Discovery Park and professor of clinical pathology at Purdue University. Dr. Rebar is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, a former member of the Council of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, past-president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, former editor of the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology and current editor of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Rebar also served as dean of Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1996 to 2005 and as associate dean for research in the college from 1989 to 1996. He has authored or co-authored 120 refereed publications and eight textbooks and presented nearly 300 invited lectures at workshops and conferences in the United States and around the globe. He has served as a scientific advisor to numerous federal agencies and companies. In recognition of his achievements, Rebar received the Award of Merit from the American Animal Hospital Association in 1989, and in 1994 he received the Gaines Cycle Fido Award for outstanding contribution to small animal medicine and surgery. He also received the 2001 Waltham Award given in recognition of outstanding activities or contributions by a veterinarian that have resulted in the improvement of the well-being of companion animals in the international veterinary community. Rebar earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1973 and his Ph.D. in veterinary pathology in 1975, both from Purdue.