Deputy Chief Academic Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rob Rockhold, PhD, FAPE, currently serves as the Deputy Chief Academic Officer within the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In that role, he has primary responsibility for management of the Office of Interprofessional Simulation, Training, Assessment, Research, and Safety (ISTARS) and direction of both the Office of Health Careers Opportunity (student outreach activities) and the Office of Academic Development (faculty development efforts). Dr. Rockhold is actively funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for efforts to improve STEM teaching in Mississippi high schools and from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation for enhancement of simulation-based education across Mississippi. Dr. Rockhold is Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and a Fellow of the Academy of Pharmacology Educators, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.