Michael Levine, Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel:

Chancellor Levine

Michael S. Levine, Ph.D., is UCLA’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel. He was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel on May 1, 2018, and served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel from July 2016-April 2018. As Vice Chancellor, his office is primarily responsible for approving all major faculty promotions and advancements and generating programs for faculty development. He has served as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost twice, from July-Oct 2019 and 2021-2022. Michael has been a member of the faculty since 1976, and he is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine. He held the Gail Patrick Endowed Chair in Brain Research and was the Associate Director for Education of the Brain Research Institute. His research focuses on the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. His multidisciplinary work carries implications for such disorders as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases and pediatric epilepsy. He has published approximately 250 peer-reviewed research reports as well as more than 30 book chapters, and he has received research support from a variety of agencies within the National Institutes of Health, as well as from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Office of Naval Research and numerous foundations. Among many other honors and awards, he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he received the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression’s Distinguished Investigator Award. He also received the UCLA Neuroscience Undergraduate Society’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award and the UCLA Council of Advisors’ Outstanding Advisor Award.