Gene Block

Gene Block



University of California, Los Angeles

Gene Block is the chancellor of UCLA, overseeing the university’s $7.5-billion budget, more than 43,000 students, 4,300 faculty and 42,000 employees. He is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Block has served on the boards of the Association of American Universities, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Association of Public and Land grant Universities and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. He also has received many awards, including the Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Public Service Award and the Los Angeles NAACP Foundation President’s Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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