James B. Young

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Northwestern University

James B. Young

James B. Young

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Northwestern University

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Northwestern University
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
James B. Young was appointed Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs on July 1, 2008. Prior to that he had served as Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Feinberg School of Medicine since 2000.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in 1967 and his M.D. from Harvard University in 1971. Following three years of clinical training in internal medicine on the Harvard Medical Service at Boston City Hospital, he obtained subspecialty training in endocrinology and metabolism at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He subsequently joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and had risen to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine before coming to Northwestern in 1991.

Young’s research interests focus on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and its role in the pathophysiology of obesity and hypertension. Dr. Young and Dr. Lewis Landsberg (former Dean of Feinberg Medical School) working together were among the first to demonstrate a connection between dietary intake and SNS activity. Subsequent efforts have been directed toward understanding the nature of this connection and its implications for the current world-wide epidemic of obesity.

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Associate Vice President & Executive Director of the Innovation & New Venture Office at Northwestern University

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Associate Provost for Budget, Facilities & Analysis at Northwestern University

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Associate Vice President for Student Outreach, Dean of Undergraduate Enrollment at Northwestern University

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Assistant Provost, Diversity & Inclusion at Northwestern University

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Senior Director of Institutional Research at Northwestern University

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Director, Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University

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Director, Corporate Sales at Northwestern University

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Director, Academic & Research Technologies at Northwestern University

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Director of Institutional Research, Administration & Planning at Northwestern University

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Vice President & General Counsel at Northwestern University

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Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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