September 4, 2020
Several new leadership appointments have been made this summer.
Adam Eakin is the assistant director of the University of Nebraska State Museum effective Sept. 7. Eakin, who has a master of science in management and a bachelor of arts in history and psychology, will oversee UNSM’s fiscal, human resources and operational functions, including museum research divisions, public programs and the public museums. He also will assist with strategic planning, program development, and UNSM expansion and enhancement through performance metrics, alignment of research, communication, educational programs and fundraising for all UNSM sites. Eakin also will supervise the Trailside Museum of Natural History and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, as well as the retail operations for the three public museum locations.
Eakin previously worked in the Department of Education at Bangor University in the United Kingdom and was project and information manager with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
Lisa Pytlik Zillig took over as interim director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium Aug. 1. She provides administration and operational oversight of SBSRC, including the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core; facilitates interactions and collaborations among social science researchers, and between researchers in the social sciences and other disciplines to enhance interdisciplinary research; represents SBSRC in outreach and other activities; and collaborates with Office of Research and Economic Development leadership to involve the UNL research community in settling on a formal plan for the future of SBSRC/MERC.
Oleh Khalimonchuk became interim director of the Nebraska Redox Biology Center Aug. 1. The Redox Biology Center is one of the National Institutes of Health’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence. Khalimonchuk, Susan J. Rosowski Professor of biochemistry, has built an NIH-funded and internationally recognized research program on mitochondrial homeostasis, heme biosynthesis and stress response. Khalimonchuk is also a member of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and an affiliate member of the Center for Iron and Heme Disorders at the University of Utah School of Medicine.