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					                        FACULTY COUNCIL OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
                                   Monday, June 21, 2004
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       Minutes of the meeting of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine
        held on Monday, JUNE 21, 2004 at 4:00 p.m., In the Faculty Club

                       In the Chair: Dr. Gerald D. Fischbach
Non-Voting
Present:      Colten, Enochs, Falk-Kessler, Frommer, Greenup, Hutcherson, Jacobs, Jordan-Davis,
              Kessin-G, Kessin-R, Lewis (Rooney), Loweff, Merten, Spotnitz, Turner.
Non-Voting
Absent:       Bayne, Bell, Benson, Berger, Blaner, Bollinger, Brinkley, Brown-Nevers, Charon, Crowley,
              Davis, Drusin, Franck, Frantz, Gasparis, Giesow, Gipson, Granick, Goldberg, Green, Harris,
              Herman, Housepian, Jacobson, Jennette, Karlin, Kass, Kirby, Kornfeld, Lantigua, Leach,
              Lemieux, Lewy, Molholt, Moore, Nicholson, O’Connor, Riley, Robin, Rosner, Rubin, Santoni,
              Sohn, Spilker, Szmulewicz, Wagner, Walton, Warren, Weinberger, White, Wolgemuth,
              Yandolino.
Voting
Present:      Alderson, Alexandropoulos, Anzalone, Barlow, Braun, Brenner, Brown-J, Cimino, Covey,
              Curry, D’Armiento, Estes, Fischbach, Garrett, Gliklich, Granowetter, Grant, Hyman, Kass-R,
              Kelly-K, Lebwohl, Levitt, MacDermott, Malaspina, Marboe, Markowitz-G, Marks, Middlesworth,
              Mosca, Papp, Pitt, Ratan, Singh, Sordillo.
Voting
Absent:       Allikmets, Amory, Arkow, Atzrott, Barrett, Barsanti, Benson, Berman, Bestor, Bickers, Bigliani,
              Bornia, Brittenham, Brown-S, Budorick, Burke, Calame, Capps, Chalazonitis, Chang,
              Chrisomalis, Close, Cohen, Collins, Comer, Connolly, Corwin, Costantini, Croen, Daines,
              D’Alton, Dauer, Davidson, Deckelbaum, DiLorenzo, DiMauro, Ditkoff, Dodd, Downey, Driscoll,
              Dulchin, Elkind, Emala, Figurski, Fink, Fisch, Flynn, Freed, Garrett, Gershon, Gilliam,
              Gingrich, Ginsberg, Glick, Goland, Gottesman, Grebin, Grissler, Gurland, Hall, Haskal,
              Herbert, Herman, Heyer, Hirsch, Honig, Hripcsak, Johnston, Kaiser, Kaplan, Karlin, Kaufman,
              Kelly-R, Killackey, Klink, Klitzman, Knipp, Koester, Kohn, Krasna, Kriegstein, Kronenberg,
              Lee, Leibel, Lesser, Lieberman-H, Lieberman-J, Link, Lowe, Ludwig, Luban, Markowitz-B,
              Maron, Matti-Orozco, Mayeux, McKiernan, Mercado, Mercer, Meyers, Mosca, Nobler, Olsson,
              Palmer-A, Palmer-J, Pardes, Parsons, Patterson, Pedley, Racaniello, Rader, Ramirez, Rao,
              Riordan, Robin, Rose, Rothman, Rozenshtein, Saiman, Schandler, Schiff, Shelanski,
              Shortliffe, Silverstein, Smith-L, Smith-S, Solomon, Sparrow, Spitzer, Srinivasan, Starren,
              Stein, Stiller, Storper, Strauch, Strauss, Streck, Thys, Truman, Tuckfelt, Van Heertum, Walsh,
              Wardlaw, Weidenbaum, Westhoff, Wheaton, Whittington, Wood, Wuu, Zou.

1.     Approval of the April 26, 2004 Minutes - - The minutes were approved.

2.    New Business

A. Recognition of Executive Committee Members:

Dean Fischbach acknowledged the end of terms of the following Executive Committee
members: Jeanine D’Armiento, Beth Ann Ditkoff, Thomas Garrett, Arnold Kriegstein, Jeremy
Luban, Thomas Ludwig and Ramon Parsons. Beth Ann Ditkoff has accepted a position as
director of breast cancer service at Stamford Hospital, an affiliate of CUMC. Arnold Kriegstein
has joined the faculty of the University of California-San Francisco.
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B. Departmental Review Process:

Dr. Harvey Colten, Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, described
revisions to the departmental review process. The new process has resulted in more timely
reports. Two departments were reviewed in the spring; four are scheduled for the fall and six
for 2005. The review process included an extensive self-study (review of research efforts,
educational activities, faculty profiles and contributions, clinical responsibilities, financial
information, etc.) with an assessment of strengths and weaknesses of the chair and program
directors. The self-study was sent to the review committee in advance of a 1 ½ day site visit.
During the site visit, the committee interviewed the chair, department members, students,
trainees, central administration staff and other chairs in related areas. The review committee
was comprised of three external and two internal members.

Microbiology:

Review committee: Herbert W. Virgin, MD, PhD (Chair, Washington University), Emil C.
Gotschlich, PhD, (Rockefeller University), Peter Howley, MD (Harvard), Robert Kass, PhD (CU),
Alan Tall, MBBS (CU).

The report was received by the Dean approximately 2 ½ weeks after the site visit and was an
outstanding assessment of needs for response by the department and by central
administration. The report was lauded of Saul Silverstein’s leadership as chair and his efforts to
recruit and build a program in immunology. The Review Committee suggested that future hires
should be in areas driven by questions rather than systems and a more strategic focus on
pathogens. Central administration was challenged to improve the research resource
infrastructure (especially for animal and core facilities). The School was challenged to make a
major commitment to build immunology programs.

In one year we will give a report card to the review committee reflecting accomplishments
following the recommendations of the committee.

Psychiatry:

Review committee: David J. Kupfer, MD (Chair, University of Pittsburgh), Joseph T. Coyle, MD
(Harvard), Dwight L. Evans, MD, (University of Pennsylvania), Katherine G. Nickerson, MD
(CU), Carol A. Mason, PhD (CU).

The report was received by the Dean less than 2 weeks after the site visit and was very
comprehensive with the exception of clinical practice activities. The review committee
acknowledged that the department was a national leader and recognized the complexity of
leading a department with many sponsors (CU, NYSMH, NYPH). The committee recognized
the extreme leadership in the neurosciences and in education but pointed out the balkanization
of the department limited the capacity to talk about coherent strengths in broad areas in
psychiatry. They made suggestions for the new chair for enhancing the synergy between
otherwise isolated components.

Department reviews scheduled for the fall are Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology and
Pharmacology.
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C. Education Resource Committee:

Dr. Colten reported that a committee to evaluate education resources will present its findings at
a retreat at the end of June. The findings will be discussed with chairs of various departments,
leadership of other CUMC schools and the committee members. The committee was chaired
by Ted Shortliffe and the report included recommendations in three categories: governance
and organizational aspects of education, space issues and information technology. This effort
is seen as an analysis of the platform upon which specific curricula functions rest and not as a
review of curricula or issues specific to individual schools. In the fall, a report will be provided to
the Faculty Council for feedback and final refinement of the recommendations. In the
meantime, short-term recommendations for space improvements will be implemented.


D. Report of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council
         -Dr. Jeanine D’Armiento: Assistant Professor of Medicine

                     The Executive Committee is charged with developing the agenda for Faculty
                      Council meetings and is focused on increasing faculty participation. The
                      discussion of the status of women in medical science at P&S resulted in the
                      creation of a women’s task force. The group has been meeting and will report
                      to the Dean and Faculty Council in the fall.
                     The Executive Committee encourages the refurbishment of classrooms before
                      the summer ends.
                     Other agenda items for the fall include a review of the by-laws, technology
                      transfer issues.
                     The Nomination Committee report will be sent to the Faculty Council and
                      members will have the opportunity to nominate others for election to the
                      Executive Committee.


E. Minority Faculty Development:

       Dean Fischbach introduced speakers on minority faculty development and described the
       urgency of this matter for the University and for CUMC. President Bollinger recently
       appointed a Vice Provost for Diversity for the University.

       - Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, Associate Dean for Minority Affairs & Diversity

       Dr. Hutcherson presented data comparing national data and P&S data:

              * P&S better than national average in total numbers of blacks and Hispanics and
              below the average for Asians
              *P&S below national average in the basic science departments with no black or
              Hispanic faculty
              *Clinical Departments vary greatly with some department having no under-
              represented minorities.
              *There are few minorities at the higher ranks (professor and associate professor).
              *Most minority faculty are at the ranks of instructor and assistant professor.
              *No African-Americans faculty members have tenure; one (1) Hispanic faculty
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      member has tenure. 4% of faculty on the tenure track are African-Americans and
      3% are Hispanics. These rates are below national levels.

Dr. Hutcherson reported that a Minority Faculty Development Committee has created and
co-chaired by Dr. Colten. The Committee is comprised of representatives from each of the
major departments who will meet to develop plans:
     Faculty development retreats and seminars
     Mentoring programs
     Career counseling
     Recruitment activities – faculty, residents, fellows, medical students
     Faculty retention
     Cultural competency (faculty)

- Dr. Andrew Marks, Chair, Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and          Director of the
Hunter College Summer Research Program

Dr. Marks described the Hunter College Summer Research Program which is a nine week
summer program for Hunter College students aspiring to be physicians and research
scientists. The program goals are:
     to provide meaningful training and mentoring in biomedical research
     to enhance the students’ interests in pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical
       research and obtaining advanced degrees (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D or M.D.)
     to help ensure a diverse representation among the future ranks of doctors and
       investigative scientists

The program partners minority undergraduates from Hunter College with mentors who are
top doctors and researchers at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
(P&S). During the summer, under the guidance of the mentors, the students conduct
intensive medical/scientific research. At the end of the summer, the students present their
findings in a poster session. A number of the students have won national and international
prizes for the work detailed in their posters.

The successful program is funded through grants, the latest from Shearing- Plough
Foundation. Efforts are underway to secure permanent funding for the program.

-Dr. William Turner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the
Lindenbaum-Thomson Society

      Dr. Turner described the programs in the Department of Medicine to improve
      representation of minorities and proposals for future development. Our department
      has 100 faculty members who identify themselves as under-represented minorities.
          Of 91 full-time faculty members slightly half are assigned to NYPH and/or
            Allen Pavilion, including emergency room physicians.
          The majority of attending physicians are represented by the division of general
            medicine rather than sub-specialties.
          Many divisions have no representation of minorities.
          Minority faculty members were less likely to be promoted.
          Division of Cardiology has five fellows of color.
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          There are plans to compare CUMC data with national data for recruitment and
          advancement.

          The Lindenbaum-Thomson Society was founded in 1997 by African-American and
          Latino house officers in honor of Drs. John Lindenbaum and Gerry Thomson for their
          efforts in promoting academic excellence and diversity in medicine. The original
          mission statement expressed the commitment of the founding members to the ensure
          recruitment, retention and development of minority house staff and to provide a
          supportive academic and social environment. It is resident-managed and sponsors
          medical grand rounds and receptions, social dinners, a website. Minority house staff
          applicants have reported that these efforts helped in their recruitment. Dr. Turner
          proposed a consolidation of house staff applicants.

          In the fall of 2004, the division of general medicine and the offices of student affairs
          and minority affairs to a visiting clerkship pilot program that will invite visiting 4th year
          medical students to rotate on the hospital service for a month. During the month
          there will be formal discussions with the students in an effort to recruit them to the
          house staff. The program will be advertised nationally to medical schools and
          student-run organizations. It is the hope that the pilot, if successful, will be expanded
          to other divisions in medicine and to other CUMC clinical departments.

    Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP) Membership
          Appointments and Promotions
.
          The nominations, which were approved by the appropriate faculty committees, and
          the Committee on Academic Appointments and Promotions, and which were
          distributed to the Faculty Council members at today=s meeting, were placed before
          the Faculty Council for consideration. The composition of the 2004-2005 Committee
          on Appointments and Promotions was submitted for approval. A closed ballot was
          taken and the nominations and were approved with 32in favor and 1 opposed.

    The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
                                Respectfully submitted,



                                Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D.
                                Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences
                                and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine