H. Kim Bottomly, Ph.D., has been named deputy provost for science, technology and faculty development, effective July 1. Bottomly, who has been at Yale since 1980, is professor of immunobiology, dermatology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology. She also served as acting chair of the Section of Immunobiology. Provost Andrew D. Hamilton, Ph.D., announced the appointment in April.

As deputy provost, Bottomly will help shape and implement policies in the natural sciences, anthropology, psychology, statistics and linguistics. She will oversee Yale Engineering, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the Yale-affiliated Haskins Laboratories. Bottomly will also work on initiatives to increase faculty diversity, improve recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in science, and enhance career development for faculty.