In his first few weeks, Dr. Yellowlees has laid out a preliminary roadmap for IT priorities at UC Davis. The roadmap focuses on three main themes: establishing a more standardized approach to information technology infrastructure, driving the campus' educational technology program, and supporting the campus' research mission (see vpiet.ucdavis.edu).
On April 15, Peter Yellowlees, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Academic Information Systems at the UC Davis Health System, was named Interim Vice Provost-Information and Educational Technology. He will serve while a national search is conducted for a permanent vice provost to replace John Bruno, who is returning to teaching and research in the Department of Computer Science after overseeing the campus technology operation since August 1999. Dr. Yellowlees, an international expert in telemedicine and the long-distance electronic delivery of health care and education, will provide leadership in managing the myriad forms of information technology used throughout the campus, including instructional technology, computing systems, data, voice, and video communication services.