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UAMS College of Medicine Standing Committees 2009 – 2010 1. Dean’s Executive Committee: Year appointed, Term of service, Year Term ends Parenthetical number represents the remaining number of years of service; the appointment year follows Debra H. Fiser, M.D., Dean and Chair Robert W. Bradsher, M.D. 2003 (ASC) (varies) John Spollen, MD 2008 (VA-3) (2011) Bruce Newton, Ph.D. 2007 (CC) (varies) Robert McGehee, Ph.D. (RC) 2003 (varies) Jeanne Wei, M.D., 2009 (CDC- 3) (2012) Richard Morrison, Ph.D.2009 (CDC -3) (2012) Gwen Childs, Ph.D. 2007 (CDC- 3) 2010 Brian Hardin, M.D., 2009 (ACH - 3) (2012) Richard Nicholas, M.D. 2009 (CDC - 3) (2012) This is the senior advisory committee to the Dean on all major policy decisions of the College of Medicine, including but not limited to budgetary allocation, space and personnel actions including initial faculty appointments, program development, and affirmative action. It is responsible for faculty affairs between semiannual meetings of the general faculty. The Dean serves as permanent, non-voting chairman. The membership of nine includes: 1. Four members elected for staggered three-year terms by the CDC 2. Chairmen of the Research Committee, Curriculum Committee and Academic Standards Committee 3. One member representing the VA, elected for a three-year term by and from those members of the VA Dean's Committee who are employed by the VA. 4. One member, elected for a three-year term, by the full-time faculty based primarily at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. The 3 year terms will be staggered so that at least two new members are elected each year. The Dean serves as permanent, non-voting chairman of the Executive Committee. 2. Council of Departmental Chairs Year of Appointment Richard Jacobs, Chair (2009-2010), Pediatrics (2006) Pat O'Donnell, M.D. Urology (2008) Carmelita Pablo, M.D. Anesthesiology (2002) Vaneerat Ratanatharathorn, M.D., John D. Day Chair, Neurosurgery (2010) Radiation Oncology (2000) Cheryl Armstrong, M.D. Dermatology (2009) Paula Roberson, Ph.D., Biostatistics (2007) Bart Barlogie M.D., Myeloma Institute (1998) Nancy Rusch, Ph.D., Pharmacology (2005) Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D. Neurobiology & Dev Science (2000) Christopher Westfall, M.D. Ophth (2010) G. Kevin Rainey, Ph.D., Interim Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2010) Richard Smith, M.D. Psychiatry (2001) Chris Hackler, Ph.D. Medical Humanities (1982) Bruce Smoller, M.D.,Pathology (2004) Michael Jennings, Ph.D. Physiology (1995) James Y. Suen, M.D. Otolaryngology (1974) Philip J. Kenney, M.D., Radiology (2008) Richard H. Turnage, M.D., Surgery (2008) Daniel Knight, M.D. Family & Preventative Medicine (2008) Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Geriatrics (2008) Marvin Leibovich, M.D. Emergency Medicine (2006) Curtis Lowery, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007) Ex-Officio James Marsh, M.D. Medicine (2004) Debra H. Fiser, M.D., COM Dean, (2006) Larry Cornett, Ph.D., Vice Chancelor Research, Kevin Means, M.D. Rehabilitative Medicine (1999) (2007) Richard Wheeler, M.D., Exec Assoc Dean Richard Morrison, Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology (2007) Academic Affairs, (1987) Charles Smith, M.D., Exec Assoc Dean Richard Nicholas, M.D. Orthopaedics (2007) Clinical Affairs (1989) Olan Nugent, Executive Assoc Dean Pat O'Donnell, M.D. Urology (2008) Finance Aubrey Hough, M. D., Assoc Dean, Translational Research Jeannette M. Shorey II, M.D. Assoc Dean Faculty Affairs & CME, (2004) Bonnie Taylor, M.D., Associate Dean Children's Affairs The Council of Departmental Chairs directs its deliberations primarily to program formulation and implementation in the College of Medicine, and advises the Dean on all matters which it considers significantly related to the efficient and effective function of the College's administrative and academic missions. 3. Academic Standards Committee Year of Appointment Bob Bradsher, M.D., Chair (2002) Jim Pasley, Ph.D. (1996) Tim Chambers, Ph.D. (2002) Bob Safirstein, M.D. (2001) Kathleen Gilbert, Ph.D. (2008) John Spollen, M.D. (2001) Hank Farrar, M.D. (2001) Larry Johnson, M.D. (2008) Ahmed Ghaleb, M.D. (2008) Teresita Angtuaco, M.D., ex-officio (1989) Richard Wheeler, M.D., ex-officio Pat Tank, Ph.D., (2009) This committee shall evaluate the policies of the College of Medicine pertaining to medical student evaluation, progress, promotion, non-promotion and dismissal and shall make recommendations to the general faculty about the needs for change. The committee will work closely with the Promotions Committees and teaching faculty and will assist in delineating all approved policy options for any given student. The committee will consist of eight members (four each from the clinical and preclinical faculty,) plus the chairman. In addition, the immediate past chairman and the chairman of the Promotions Committee will serve as ex-officio members without vote. 4. Appeals Board for College of Medicine Year appointed, Term of service, Year Term ends Patty Wight, Ph.D., 2007 (3) (2010) Wayne Gray, Ph.D., 2007 (4) 2011 Charles Feild, M.D., MPH, 2007 (4) (2011) Kevin D. Phelan, Ph.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Robert Lorsbach, M.D., Ph.D. 2007 (3) 2010 Kathleen Gilbert, Ph.D. 2008 (3) 2011 Peter Corry, Ph.D., 2007 (3) (2010) Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., 2007 (3) 2010 David Hutchins, M.D., 2007 (3) (2010) Chris Smith, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Arlo Kahn, M.D., 2007 (4) 2011 Bruce Smoller, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Mark Mennemeier, Ph.D., 2007 (4) 2011 Sara Tariq, M.D., 2007 (4) 2011 Teresita Angtuaco, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Ahmed Ghaleb, M.D., 2008 (3) 2011 Rob Lavender, M.D. , 2007 (3) 2010 Larry E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., 2008 (3) 2011 Paula Anderson, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Debra Simmons, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 James Graham, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 Stacy Rudnicki, M.D., 2007 (4) 2011 Paula Morris, M.D., 2007 (3) 2010 This Board represents a formal mechanism whereby any person (faculty, staff, student) may obtain a review of a complaint by an impartial group. This procedure shall not be used to question a rule, procedure or policy established by an authorized faculty or administrative body. Rather it shall be used for a hearing and due process for those who believe that a rule, procedure or policy has been applied in an unfair or inequitable manner or that there has been unfair or improper treatment by a person or persons. An attempt shall be made to resolve the difficulties by referring the student or faculty member to the departmental chairman or other administrative official, as appropriate. If unsuccessful at this point and deemed advisable by the Dean, a Board will be convened composed of at least six faculty members drawn at random from the above panel. The person appealing will be advised that he may bring to the hearing one student or faculty advocate, or legal counsel should he so desire. The recommendations of the Board will be transmitted to the Dean for the final decision. Terms of 1, 2 or 3 years each to 1/3 of the existing 23 members. All new members will serve 3 years going forward. an impartial group. This procedure shall not be used to question a rule, procedure or policy established by an authorized faculty or administrative body. Rather it shall be used for a hearing and due process for those who believe that a rule, procedure or policy has been applied in an unfair or inequitable manner or that there has been unfair or improper treatment by a person or persons. An attempt shall be made to resolve the difficulties by referring the student or faculty member to the departmental chairman or other administrative official, as appropriate. If unsuccessful at this point and deemed advisable by the Dean, a Board will be convened composed of at least six faculty members drawn at random from the above panel. The person appealing will be advised that he may bring to the hearing one student or faculty advocate, or legal counsel should he so desire. The recommendations of the Board will be transmitted to the Dean for the final decision. Terms of 1, 2 or 3 years each to 1/3 of the existing 23 members. All new members will serve 3 years going forward. 5. Business Affairs Group Kay Allen (Surgery) 2006 Brian Barnett (Meyloma) 2006 Dawn Bolt (Radiation Oncology) 2006 Steve Michener (Emergency Medicine) Mary Cotton (Neurosurgery) 2006 Chris Ellis (Neurology) Rick Freeman (OB/GYN) 2006 Gail Edelmann (Geriatrics) 2006 Tina Moscow (Otolaryngology) Jack Evans (Radiology) 2006 Paul Stover (Orthopedics) 2007 Brent McKay (Internal Medicine) 2006 Paula White (Family Medicine) Roy Kitchens (Ctr for Distance Health) 2009 Kathy Rich (Ophthalmology) 2006 Mark Amox (Pediatrics) Kelley Suskie (Pathology) 2006 Tamara Gill (PM&R) 2009 Tony Dejarnett (Urology and Dermatology) 2006 Ken Hall (Psychiatry) 2009 Coleen Habenicht (Anesthesiology) 2006 Felicia Smith (Otolarangology) 2006 Basic Science Reps Laurie Costa (Neurobiology) 2006 Fred Goad (Physiology) 2009 Kahn Cotton (Microbiology) 2006 Iva McKinnie (Biochemistry) 2006 Pat Crittenden (Lab Animal Medicine) 2006 Boni Vines (Pharm/Tox) 2006 Renee Rains (Microbiology) 2009 Olan Nugent, MS, Ex. Associate Dean, COM 2006 Susan Leon, Assistant Dean, COM 2006 Steve Wood, MBA, HR, COM The purpose of this group is to study, develop and recommend new business and managerial procedures for the College of Medicine programs. It will serve as an administrative resource group to assist with special studies, implementation and development of new programs and related activities. It will help to improve on communications, develop new systems and procedures, train supportive types of personnel, and carry out a wide variety of services that will strengthen academic support functions. 6. Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee) Year appointed, Years left to serve, year term ends Donna Baas, RN, MA., (2009) (3) (2012) Bhairavi Kharod, MD, JEI (2009)(3)2012) Robert Cogburn, MD (Mt. Home) (2009) (3) (2012) Susan Leon, MA, CPA, Asst. Dean of Finance Betty Cohen (Rural Hospitals & AHECS) (2009) (3) (2012) Melanie Meyer, Phy Rel, (2009)(3) 2012) Allyson Cook, CME Director, DFCM (2009) (3) (2012) Terry Yamauchi, MD, Peds (2009) (3) (2012) Chris Hackler, Ph.D., Medical Humanities (2009) (3) (2012) Ex Officio Laura Hutchins, MD (Medicine) (2009) (3) 2012) Alicia Edmiaston, Director, CME Jackie Jagers, CME, ACJH (2009) (3) (2012) Lea Mabry, Assistant Director, CME Ritu Sachdeva, MD, Director, ACH CME (2009) (3)(2012) Valerie Thomas, CME Registrar Marsha Thomas, CME Office Manager Jan Shorey, MD, Associate Dean, OCME Members of the CME Advisory Committee serve at the invitation of the Dean. The term of each member's service is typically three years. Terms may be renewed. The Committee will typically meet 3 or 4 times annually. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the staff of the OCME in ways that assure the OCME meets the accreditation standards of the ACCME and meets its mission. The annual work of the Committee will include a review of the mission statement and assessment of how well the CME Program is meeting its mission, fiscal and business advice, guidance to encourage appropriate program growth, promotion of connections to quality improvement initiatives across UAMS, the provision of ethical leadership and guidance 7. Curriculum Committee Year appointed, Years left to serve, Year Term ends Bruce Newton, Ph.D., Chair, ex officio Matt Deneke, MD 2007 (1) 2010 Niki Frederick (M4) 2007 (1) 2010 Kevin Phelan, Ph.D. 2007 (1) 2010 Dana Gaddy, Ph.D. 2009 (3) 2012 Joseph Chacko, MD 2008 (2) 2011 Rebecca Latch, MD 2007 (1) 2010 Lee Soderberg, Ph.D. 2007 (1) 2010 Jack Hinson, Ph.D. 2007 (1) 2010 John Spollen, M.D. Stuart Pierce (M2) 2009 (3) 2012 Guilia Baldini, Ph.D. Ryan Dare (M3) 2009 (3) 2012 Scott Simmons, M.D. Micah Hester, Ph.D. 2009 (3) 2012 Ginelle Post, M.D. 2009 (3) 2012 Michael Behesti, M.D. (2009) (3) 2012 All Clinical Course Directors - ex officio Other Ex Officio Members Sarita Prajapati, MD (Family Practice) Mary Aitken, MD, MPH (Pediatrics) Kutagula, Vinay, MD (Geriatrics) Mary Cantrell, MA (SP Program) Robert Bradsher, MD (Medicine) Judy Garrett, Ph.D. (OED) Katrina Davis, MD (OB) Jan Shorey, MD (CME/OFA) Shanna Palmer, MD (Psychiatry) Ong Vang (Dean's Office) Toby Vancil, MD (Medicine) Jennifer Vanecko (Dean's Office) Richard Turnage, MD (Surgery) Robin M. Smith, Ph.D. (OED) Mauricio Palacios, MD (Specialties) Jan Hart, EdD (Library Jomana Al-Hinta, MD (Specialties) Dora Mah, MD (OB/GYN) Philip J. Hudson, MD (Family Medicine) All Basic Science Course Directors M1 Bobby McGehee, Ph.D (Cell Biology) James Graham, MD (ICM 1) Robert D. Skinner, Ph.D.(Neuroscience) Cindy Kane, Ph.D. (Microanatomy) Patrick Tank, Ph.D. (Gross Anatomy) Giulia Baldini, PhD (Biochemistry) James Pasley, Ph.D., (Physiology) M2 Micah Hester, Ph.D., (Ethics) Larry Labbate, MD (Behavioral Sciences) Bradley Schaefer, MD (Genetics) Joe Stimers, Ph.D. (Pharmacology Sara Tariq, MD (ICM2) Marwan Yared, MD (Pathophysiology) Maha Mahadevan, Ph.D. (Genetics) The Curriculum Committee is the policy making authority for the College of Medicine with respect to curriculum. This committee is charged to: 1) define issues relating to curriculum that need to be addressed, 2) route these issues for study to appropriate working committees of the College or to create ad hoc committees as required, and 3) to analyze and deliberate the findings of the various working committees and to recommend policy regarding curriculum to the faculty. Committee members serve three years. 8. Distinguished Faculty Scholar/Dean’s Lecture Selection Committee Year appointed Mike Owens, Ph.D., Chair (2008) Brenden Stack, M.D. Michael Jennings, Ph.D. John Fowlkes, M.D. Sudhir Shah, M.D. (Vice-Chair) Mary Aitken, M.D., MPH Jim Marsh, M.D. (2008) Aubrey Hough, Jr., M.D., ex officio Sue Griffin, Ph.D. Richard Morrison, Ph.D. (2008) Nancy Rusch, Ph.D. (2008) In the fall of 1992 the College began a series of lectureships to enhance the academic environment at UAMS. The Distinguished Faculty Lectureship is given on an annual basis by that UAMS faculty member chosen for his or her accomplishments while in academic medicine. For the Dean’s Hour, a distinguished visitor will be invited to the campus each quarter to give a lecture and serve as Visiting Professor. This committee will be responsible for choosing both the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship and the four Dean’s Hour distinguished lecturers. 9. Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee Year appointed, Years left to serve in a 4 year term, Year Term ends William Morrow, MD, Chair 2006 (1) 2010 Rhonda Dick, M.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Paul Drew, Ph.D., Chair-Elect 2007 (2) 2011 Nali Bora, Ph.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Rhonda Henry-Tillman, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 Laura Lamps, M.D. (2006) (1) 2010 Michelle Moss, MD 2008 (3) 2012 Timothy Martin, M.D. 2008 (1) 2010 Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., 2007 (2) 2011 Paul Phillips, M.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Stavros Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Brendan Stack, M.D. 2006 (1) 2010 Stacy Rudnicki, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 Patricia Wight, Ph.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Sameh Abul-Ezz, M.D., D.Ph. 2009 (4) 2013 Peter Emanuel, M.D. 2009 (4) 2013 The committee will review all candidates under consideration for promotion and tenure each year, and shall make recommendations, as appropriate, for changes in the faculty policies for promotions and tenure. All recommendations from the committee are submitted to the Dean, who appoints its members from the full-time professorial ranks of the College. 10. Graduate Medical Education Committee Year of Appointment Mark Worley, MD, PH.D., VA, Chair (2006) Cheryl Armstrong, MD (2008) Dale Blaiser, Ortho. Surgery (2004 Steve Metzer, MD, Neurology (2006) Beatrice Boateng, EdD, Pediatrics (2007) Anna Moses, MA, COM (2005) Clardy, Jim, ADGME (2000) Steve Schexnayder, MD, Peds PC (2000) Deloney, Linda, Radiology (2003) Debra Simmons,MD, IM, Endo (2006) Wren Clingan, MD, (Pathology (2009) Eugene Smith, MD, IM Subspecialties (2001) Farrar, Hank, Pediatrics (2004) Samuel Smith, MD, Surgery (2008) Guise, Ben, Psychiatry(2004) Bonnie Taylor, MD, ACH (2001) Mark Hagemeier, JD (2008) Teresa Taylor, MD, PCO Chair (2009) Richard Harper, MD, Ophthalmology (2000) Carol Thrush, Ed.D. OED, (2005) Robert Hopkins, MD, Internal Medicine (2004) Pat Vannatta, AHEC GME (2003) Philip Hudson, MD, DFCM (2005) Samuel Welch, MD, Oto (2008) Muhaammad Jaffar, MD, Anesthesiology (2004) Michael Wiggins, MD, Opht (2005) Diane Jarrett, DFCM (2007) Marwan Yared, MD, Pathology (2009) Robert Buchmann, MD, Radiology(2007) Nicholas Lang, MD, UH (2007) Ellen Lavelle, Ph.D., Medicine (2008) Kevin Means, MD, PM&R (2000) Chris Melston, MD, ED (2004) The purpose of this committee is to periodically review each clinical program, including the appraisal of: 1) the goals and objectives of each program; 2) instructional plans formulated to achieve these goals; 3) the effectiveness of each program in meeting its goals; and 4) the effectiveness of utilization of the resources provided. In addition, the committee will oversee Colllege-wide Housestaff policies. Examples of such policies include those dealing with vacation, sick leave, and insurance. 11. Human Research Advisory Committee (IRB) - Institutional Review Board The IRB is actually composed of four separate committees (Week 1 Committee, Week 3 Committee, Week 2 & 4 Committee, and the Behavioral and Social Science Committee). The membership of these committees is appointed and maintained by the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the listing is available through that office. Jennifer Sharp, JD, will confirm the accuracy of the committees. The rosters are maintained by ORSP/IRB. www.uams.edu/irb/IR_Comm.asp 12. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Year of Appointment - earliest record Max Baker, Ph.D., Chair, (1997) Michael Soulsby, Ph.D. (1994) Jerry Ware, Ph.D., Co-Chair, (2005) Robert Skinner, Ph.D. (1997) Charles Lumpkin, Ph.D., (1994) Reid Landes, Ph.D. (2008) XuMing Zhang, Ph.D., D.V.M. (2005) Robert Jilka, Ph.D. (2007) Martin Hauer-Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., (1994) Amanda Charlesworth, Ph.D. (2008) Bill Gurley, Ph.D., (1993) Shi (Jesse) Liu, Ph.D. (2006) Mildred Randolph, DVM, (2007) Joe Goellner, MS., (2005) Jennifer Sharp, JD, Compliance Officer (2008) Frank Simmen, Ph.D., (2005) H. Marie Lacy, Ph.D. (2008) Susan Steelman, MLIS (2005) Charles O'Brien, Ph.D. (2008) Robert J. Griffin, Ph.D. (2009) Martin Ronis, Ph.D. (2008) ACHRI Representatives Blake Harrison, (2005) Alternate Tarina Goodwin - (2009) Sara Ply, (2003) John Lowery, D.V. M. (1998) Lay Members Victor Robbins, D.V.M. (1991) Ellen Randall (2004) Adjunct Scientific Member Jack Cornett (2009) Charles Winter, MD (2009) IACUC Administrator Linda Laney Rogers - (1990) This committee is responsible for the review and approval of all proposed research, teaching, and testing programs involving animals. The Committee meets the 3rd Friday of each month and reviews all animal care facilities and labs in which animals are used or maintained twice a year. They provide the Dean a written report on the status of the laboratory animal care and use programs. The Committee performs other functions as required by PHS Policy on Humane CAre and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act, state and locate regulations and policies. 13. M.D./Ph.D. Advisory Committee Year of Appointment David Wessinger, Ph.D. (2008), Chair Sudhir Shah, M.D. (2008) Usha Ponnappan, Ph.D. (2008) Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D. (2008) Kevin Raney, Ph.D. (2008) Larry Cornett, Ph.D., ex officio Cindy J. Kane, PH.D. (2008) Tom South, ex officio Curtis Lowery, M.D. (2008) Robert McGehee, Ph.D., ex officio Charlotte Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D. (2008) This committee is responsible for reviewing applications to the MD/PhD program and recommending scholarship awards. The committee is composed of one member from each of the basic science graduate programs and two clinicians with research experience. 14. Medical School Admissions Committee Year appointed, Years left to serve, Year Term ends Roger Rank, Ph.D., Chair 2006 (1) 2010 Paula Morris, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 Annette Slater, M.D. 2006 (1) 2010 Scott Ferguson, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 Robert McGehee, Ph. D. 2007 (2) 2011 Brenda Powell, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 James Pasley, Ph.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Mark J. Malloy, M.D. 2008 (3) 2012 Gwendolyn Bryant Smith, M.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Deborah Lee Bursey, M.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Warren A. Skaug, M.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Leslie Landrum, M.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Alan Storeygard, M.D. 2007 (2) 2011 Ronald E. Revard, M.D. 2009 (4) 2013 Stephen A. Broughton, M.D. 2007 (2) 2011 The make-up of this Committee changes yearly and is determined by the Boad of Trustees acting upon recommendations by the Dean in compliance with applicable state law. A current list of the members of this Committee can be obtained at any time in the Office of Admissions in the College of Medicine. This Committee is responsible for the implementation of the policies of the College of Medicine including the evaluation of applicants' files, supplementary interviews as needed, and the decision required to select an entering freshman class, "special students", and students at advanced standing. All recommendations for class positions are submitted to the Dean for final approval. The make-up of the Admissions Committee must comply with Arkansas State Law. 15. Medical Student Promotions Committee Richard Wheeler, M.D., Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair will update this committee in August. This Committee is re-formed each fall. The most up-to-date list can always be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs. 16. Partnership Affiliation Council Year of Appointment - earliest record I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., Chancellor, UAMS, Chair 2006 Debra H. Fiser, M.D., Dean (2006) David Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D. Tim Shea, FACHE Margie Scott, M.D. (2006) Kevin Means, M.D. Richard Gray, M.D. Julie Brandt, R.N. Sarkis Nazarian, M.D. Richard Pierson Jeff Clothier, M.D. Robert Safirstein, M.D. Charles Cranford, DDS Muhammad Husain, M.D. Ernest J. Ferris, M.D. Charles W. Smith, M.D. Larry Cornett, Ph.D., VC for Research G. Richard Smith, M.D. (2006) Sami Harik, M.D. (2006) Dennis Sullivan, M.D. (2006) Claudia Barone, RN James Marsh, M.D. (2006) Bruce Smoller, M.D. Richard Owen, MD Jane Gault, Pharm. D. Philip Kern, M.D. (2006) Ron Winters, Ph.D. (2006) Nicholas P. Lang, M.D. (2006) Claude Carpenter, Pres, AR Veterans Coalition (2006) John Livoni, M.D. (2006) Lawrence Kim, M.D., (2006) Stephanie Gardner, Ph.D. (2006) James Raczynski, Ph.D. , (2006) Richard Owen, MD Carmelita Pablo, M.D., (2006) The membership of the committee is consistent with the VA regulations defining the composition of a "Dean's Committee." Members serve by the nature of their primary appointments : Chancellor, Medical Center Director, Dean, Chief of Staff, Department Chair, Service Chief or Executive Hospital Leader. The function is to coordinate the clinical, educational, research and strategic planning efforts of the VA Hospitals with those of UAMS. To this end, the Committee has the responsibility to recommend policies concerned with education, research and patient care. 17 Research Council Year of Appointment - Earliest Record Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D., Chair (2003) Donald Mock, M.D., Ph.D. (2003) Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D.(2003) Peter Corry, Ph.D. (2008) Larry Suva, Ph.D. (2003) Philip Mayeux, Ph.D. (2003) Kathleen Gilbert, Ph.D. (2003) Alison Oliveto, Ph.D. (2006) Michael Borrelli, PhD (2007) Charles O'Brien, PhD (2008) Wayne Wahls, Ph.D. (2003) Richard Kurten, Ph.D. (2003) Warren Bickel, PhD (2007) Jeffrey Kaiser, MD (2005) Angus MacNicol, Ph.D. (2008) Curtis Lowery, MD (2003) Thomas Kelly, Ph.D (2007) Non-Voting Members Jeanne Wei, MD (2007) Pamela Valentine, ex officio (2009) Larry Cornett, PhD (2003), ex officio Janet Hopper, ex officio (2004) Linda Williams, MS, ex officio (2007) Tom Wells, MD, ex officio (2007) Linda Laney-Rogers, RC Staff (1993) Larry Milne, Ph.D., ex officio (2005) Robert Wolfe, Ph.D. (2008) Susan Leon, MA, ex officio (2005) Thomas Wells, MD, ex officio (2007) Olan Nugent, ex officio (2005) Suzanne Alstadt, ex officio (2008) Jennifer Sharp, JD, ex officio (2008) This Council is composed of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Research, the Associate Dean for Research for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Associate Chief of Staff for Research for the V.A. Hospitals. This Council will help to determine College of Medicine strategy, development of policy and evaluate results in promoting research excellence. 18. Residency Position Allocation Committee Debra H. Fiser, M.D., Dean and Chair Richard Nicholas, M.D, (2009) Curtis Lowery, M.D., (2009) James Clardy, MD (2004) Assoc Dean, GME Eugene Smith, M.D., Chair GME Committee (2005) Richard Wheeler, M.D., (1996) Mark Worley, M.D., Ph.D., VA (2007) Gina Wingfield, CFO, ACH (2006) Mr. George Belew, UH Financial Management 2003 Bonnie Taylor, M.D, Assoc Dean ACH (2001) Dan Riley, UH Hospital Administration (2004) Dwana McKay, Director, Housestaff (2003) Richard Jacobs, MD (2009) Alan Bagley, MD, Resident Council (2009) The purpose of this committee is to determine the procedures for allocation of financial and other resources to support residents and to determine the apportionment of resident positions among the training programs. The committee is chaired by the Dean, College of Medicine, has the support of the clinical chairs and includes representatives from the major teaching hospitals with the authority to commit that hospital’s resources, the appropriate dean’s office support staff, and representatives from the faculty who voice the need for educational consideration in allocating positions and resources for the support of graduate medical education. The committee examines the resident FTE requests submitted by Training Program Directors and makes determinations concerning allocation of resources and positions when the requests exceed the money available. 20. Student Discrimination Grievance Committee Year Appointed Terry Angtuaco, M.D. (2000) Bob Bradsher, M.D. (2000) Bob Burns, Ph.D. (2000) Jeff Clothier, M.D. (2000) John Eidt, M.D. (2000) James Graham, M.D. (2000) Cathy Powers, M.D. (2000) Pat Tank, Ph.D. (2000) Linda B. Worley, M.D. (2000) This committee represents a formal mechanism for student complaints alleging discrimination. 21. Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee Year Appointed Gina Daulton (2008) Harry Brown, M.D., Chair (2006) Billy Thomas, M.D. (1998) Kevin Phelan, M.D. (1996) Stacy Rudnicki, M.D.(2003) Tom South, ex officio The purpose of this advisory committee is to assist the Office of Student Financial Aid for the College of Medicine in the recommendation and selection process of medical students for scholarship awards. In addition, the committee will serve as an appeals panel for students who have a grievance with the Office of Student Financial Aid. There are no term limits 22. Transfer Committee Year Appointed Roger Rank, Ph.D., Chair (2009) Richard Wheeler, MD (2009) Bruce Newton, Ph.D., (2009) Tom South, Assistant Dean (2009) The committee will review transfer applications per the transfer policy available in the Office of Admissions. Recommendations by the Transfer Committee will be submitted to the Dean who will make the final decision. The Transfer Committee is composed of the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Chair of the Admissions Committee, and two members of the Admissions Committee to be named by the Chair. 23. The Criminal Background Check Review Committee (CBCRC) Year of Appointment Roger Rank, Ph.D., Chair (2009) Bruce Newton, Ph.D., Assoc Dean (2009) Richard Wheeler, M.D. EA Dean, Academic Affairs (2009) Jim Clardy, MD, Assoc Dean, (2009) Tom South, Asst. Dean Admissions & Student Aid (2009) Jim Clardy, MD, Assoc Dean, (2009) Billy Thomas, MD, Assoc. Dean, Diversity (2009) Jan Shorey, MD, Assoc Dean, (2009) Robert MCGehee, Ph.D. (2009) Linda Dupuy, Ex Officio 2009 James Pasley, Ph.D. (2009) Mark Hagemeier, JD, Legal Counsel 2009 The committee was established to review the findings of criminal background checks conducted on all accepted applicants and alternates to the College of Medicine. The committee consists of two components: (1) the Preliminary Review Committee (PRC) who will review initial criminal background check findings to determine whether a report should be referred to the full committee for review, and (2) the Criminal Background Check Committee (CBCRC) who will consider The committee was established to review the findings of criminal background checks conducted on all accepted applicants and alternates to the College of Medicine. The committee consists of two components: (1) the Preliminary Review Committee (PRC) who will review initial criminal background check findings to determine whether a report should be referred to the full committee for review, and (2) the Criminal Background Check Committee (CBCRC) who will consider any and all adverse findings of a criminal background check. The committee will vote to make a recommendation to the Dean whether to rescind a conditional offer of acceptance or to dismiss a conditionally accepted applicant. The policy and committee composition is available in the Office of Admissions.