Faculty Forum

Meeting Dates

Faculty Forum meets the second Wednesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm, via Microsoft TEAMS, during COVID. Time commitment of members: 1 hour each month.

Membership

Each department elects one full-time faculty representative to serve on this committee. Departments with 21-40 faculty may have 2 representatives; departments with over 41 faculty may have 3 representatives.  One preclinical and one clinical department chair represent the Medical Council in the Faculty Forum.  Three members of the medical student body, two residents, and two graduate students are members of the Faculty Forum. The Dean of the School of Medicine serves as the chair.

Departmental Spotlights

Faculty Forum Representatives

Toni Ganzel, MD

Chair

Scott G. Bickel, MD*

Vice Chair

J. Calvin Koukam, MD

Secretary

J. Patrick Moore, PhD*

Anatomical Sciences

2019-22

Brittany Maggard, MD

Anesthesiology

2020-23

Rana Latif, MD

Anesthesiology

2021-24

Ben Charles Lovely, PhD

Biochemistry

2021-24

Matthew Fox, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

2021-24

Isaac Shaw, MD

Emergency Medicine

2020-23

Jordan Hilgefort, MD

Family Medicine

2021-24

Vatsalya, Vatsalya, MD

Medicine

2021-24

Jason Hellman, PhD

Medicine

2020-23

Venkatakrishna R. Jala, PhD*

Microbiology

2019-22

Maxwell Boayke, MD

Neurological Surgery

2020-23

Wei Liu, MD, PhD*

Neurology

2019-22

Sara Petruska, MD*

OB/GYN

2019-22

Jeremy Clark, MD*

Ophthalmology

2021-24

Douglas Sigford, MD

Ophthalmology

2019-22

Jon Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

2019-22

Alan F. Smith, EdD

Otolaryngology-HNS

2021-24

Ziyan Salih, MD

Pathology

2019-22

Corrie Harris, MD

Pediatrics

2020-23

Brad Thrasher, MD

Pediatrics

2020-23

Scott G. Bickel, MD*

Pediatrics

2021-24

J. Calvin Kouokam, PhD

Pharmacology

2020-23

Sajida Suleman, MD

Psychiatry

2020-23

Sathnur Pushpakumar, MD, PhD

Physiology

2020-23

Alden C. Klarer, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

2020-23

Chithra Ram, MD

Radiology

2020-23

Lachlan Smith, MD

Radiology

2019-22

Tiffany Wright, MD

Surgery

2020-23

Cynthia Downard, MD*

Surgery

2019-22

Katie Canalichio, MD

Urology

2021-24

William Crump, MD

Trover Campus Representative

 

Leslie Sherwood, DVM

Research Resource Representative

*serving 2nd consecutive term

Term:
The term of office is three years, with no representative serving more than two full consecutive terms.  Faculty Forum membership does not preclude membership in a standing committee.

Responsibilities:  The Faculty Forum transmits its own recommendations and actions, as well as those from the various committees which have received approval by the Faculty Forum, to the executive faculty and/or to the office of the dean for action and implementation.  Members of the Faculty Forum shall keep the departments they represent fully informed as to matters pending before the Faculty Forum and decisions made.  They also shall convey to the Faculty Forum the views of their departmental colleagues as issues arise.