The Department of Chemistry Leadership Board was established in the Spring of 2011 to provide guidance and support for the Department’s continual drive for excellence. The Board, made up of business, academic, and community leaders, adopted the mission statement: “To offer leadership and guidance, to provide financial strength, and to achieve national acclaim as a top 10 Department of Chemistry.”
Kern M. Davis M.D.President Pathology Associates
Kern M. Davis, M.D., graduated from UF in 1976 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Post graduation, he earned his M.D. at USF returning to UF for pathology residency. Since 1985 he has practiced pathology in his home town, St. Petersburg, with special interest in anatomic pathology. In 1993 he obtained an MBA at USF and has been the president of Pathology Associates since. Davis recently rejoined the board of directors of United Insurance Holding Corporation, which through wholly-owned subsidiaries, writes and services property and casualty insurance in Florida, South Carolina, and Massachusetts.
Davis is an avid masters swimmer preferring long distance races. He participates in teaching pathology in an introductory class in medicine at his high school alma mater. Kern resides in St. Petersburg with his wife Twila, two daughters Hannah and Sydney, and their labradoodle Valentine.