Biography: Alice M. Clark
Interim Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Dr. Alice Clark is the Interim Vice Chancellor for University Relations and an F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi. In her role as vice chancellor, Clark ensures strategic coordination of communications, development, federal relations, university events, and economic development.
Clark previously served the university as Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, a role in which she was responsible for facilitating and coordinating the acquisition and administration of fiscal resources and developing the culture and infrastructure for excellence in research and scholarly activity.
Prior to becoming Vice Chancellor for Research, Clark was director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi. She has published extensively on the discovery of novel biologically active natural products and pharmaceuticals and was principal investigator on continuous peer-reviewed NIH funded grants from 1984 to 2014 to conduct research related to the discovery and development of new drugs for opportunistic infections.
Clark is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. In 1996, she was named the Rho Chi National Lecturer. She was the recipient of the 2010 Marcy Speer Outstanding Reviewer Award, NIH's top award for excellence in service as a peer reviewer.