About

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) was established in 2010 as an elected body of faculty members within the Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD) in the Research Scholar, Clinician Scholar, and Academic Clinical tracks, parallel in structure to the Council of the University Senate. The Council serves as a forum in which the Deans and the faculty can discuss major issues and impending decisions, and their impact on research, teaching, and scholarship can be weighed. The Council is a venue in which the Deans and the faculty can each bring matters of interest or concern to the attention of the other.

Faculty members are encouraged to communicate with the Deans through the Council. The Dean and University Vice-President for Medical Affairs is expected to keep the Council informed on matters of interest to the Division, and to seek advice on the academic impact of major initiatives. The function of the Council is two-way communication, and it is incumbent on members of the Council to communicate well-considered initiatives of the Deans to the faculty, and important faculty priorities to the Deans. The Dean for Research and Graduate Education will work with the Council to facilitate communication with the faculty at large.

Distinguished Faculty Awards

Since 2011, the FAC been honoring fellow faculty members for their contributions to our collective missions of excellence in education, research, diversity and inclusion, program innovation, service to the community and patient care. Visit the Distinguished Faculty Awards page to learn more about the selection process and see a list of previous winners.

Committee Members

All members of the BSD faculty are eligible to vote in the election of Councilors and, with the exception of incumbent members of the Council, are eligible to stand for election. Councilors are expected to represent the faculty of the BSD as a whole, in the context of both the Medical Center and the University, and not any specific constituency.

FAC faculty members are elected by the BSD faculty to serve 3-year terms within one of three slates: Basic Biological Research, Clinical/Translational Science, or Patient Care and Training.  In total, there are 27 members (Councilors). In addition, the BSD FAC includes ex officio members, which consists of the BSD Dean/CEO and University Vice-President for Medical Affairs, the Dean for Medical Education, and the Dean for Research and Graduate Education.

  

Neda Laiteerapong, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Betty Theriault, DVM

Professor of Surgery

Sandra Valaitis, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bree Landis Andrews, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

H. Barrett Fromme, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Michael O'Connor, MD

Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Professor of Medicine

Sandra Valaitis, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Carina W. Yang, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Sarah Stein, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Lev Becker, PhD

Associate Professor of Ben May Department of Cancer Research

D. Allan Drummond, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Professor of Medicine
of Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology

Aaron Fox, PhD

Professor of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences

Tatyana Golovkina, PhD

Professor of Microbiology
of Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology
of Committee on Immunology

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Xin He, PhD

Associate Professor of Human Genetics

Betty Theriault, DVM

Professor of Surgery

Erika Claud

Erika Claud, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Sandeep Gurbuxani, MBBS PhD

Professor of Pathology

Justin P. Kline, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
of Committee on Cancer Biology
of Committee on Immunology

Neda Laiteerapong, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Ivan Moskowitz, MD PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Pathology
of Committee on Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
of Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology

Molly Erickson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience