UVA Selects Lori L. McMahon as Vice President for Research

Lori McMahon

The University of Virginia announced today that Lori L. McMahon has been selected to serve as its next vice president for research following a national search. Her appointment, pending approval by the Board of Visitors, is slated to begin June 15.

Since the fall of 2021, McMahon has held the same position at the Medical University of South Carolina. She spent the previous two decades largely in leadership roles at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She will succeed Interim Vice President for Research Fred Epstein, who has led the UVA research enterprisesince September. Epstein is the Mac Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of radiology and medical imaging.