Faculty Forum

Meeting Dates

Faculty Forum meets the second Wednesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm, Room 110 Abell Administration Building. 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

Clayton Smith, MD

Vice Chair

Cindy Downard, MD

Secretary

J. Patrick Moore, PhD

Anatomical Sciences

2016-19

Brittany Maggard, MD

Anesthesiology

2017-20

David Samuelson, PhD

Biochemistry

2017-20

Victor VanBerkel, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

2015-18

Timothy G. Price, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

2017-20

Josephine Gomes, MD

Family Medicine

2015-18

Jerry Yu, MD*

Medicine

2017-20

Clayton Smith, MD*

Medicine

2017-20

M. Tariq Malik, PhD

Medicine

2017-20

Venkatakrishna Jala

Microbiology

2016-19

Alexander Ovechkin, MD*

Neurological Surgery

2015-18

Wei Liu, MD, PhD

Neurology

2016-19

Sara Petruska, MD

OB/GYN

2016-19

Patrick Scott OD, PhD

Ophthalmology

2015-18

Michael Voor, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery

2016-19

Julie Goldman, MD

Otolaryngology-HNS

2015-18

Mark Linder, PhD

Pathology

2016-19

Melissa Hancock, MD

Pediatrics

2017-20

Claudia Espinosa, MD

Pediatrics

2017-20

Elaine Martin, MD*

Pediatrics

2015-18

Leah Siskind, PhD

Pharmacology

2016-19

Jessica Reis, MD

Psychiatry

2017-20

Sathnur Pushpakumar, MD, PhD

Physiology

2017-20

Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, MD

Radiation Oncology

2017-20

Albert Seow, MD*

Radiology

2017-20

Cindy Downard, MD

Surgery

2016-19

Chendil Damodaran, PhD

Urology

2015-18

Mohan Rao, MD*

Trover Campus Representative

2017-20

William Crump, MD

Trover Campus Representative


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.