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Standing Committees

The Standing Committees of the Faculty Assembly carry out the work of the Faculty to enhance the education, research, and service missions of the School.

The membership composition, duties, and jurisdiction of each Standing Committee is dictated by SMHS Bylaws.

Last updated: July 2021

Committee on MD Program Admissions
The Committee on MD Program Admissions shall be responsible for making decisions regarding accepting students into the MD program and shall recommend changes to the rules and standards for the selection and admission of students to the Executive Committee.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Elham Bayat (1) James Elliot (1)
Tamara Gayle (2) Allan Goldstein (1)
Hope Jackson (1) Kirti Johal (3)
Ioannis Koutroulis (2) Joseph Krepp (2)
Angelike Liappis (2) Anne Linton (1)
Charles Macri (3) Nehal Mehta (3)
Keith Mortman (3) Damali Nakitende (2)
Scott Petersen (1) Elisha Peterson (2)
Sarah Reece-Stremtan (1) Meghan Schott (2)
Dipa Sheth (1) Sangeeta Sule (1)

Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (APT)
The APT Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending, for the Dean’s approval, faculty appointments or promotions in the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor, in both tenure and non-tenure accruing appointments. The APT Committee shall also review specific and special cases based on the referral by the Dean and shall review the SMHS, “Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure” for approval by the Dean and Faculty Assembly.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Anthony Artino (2) Janice Blanchard (2)
Michael Bukrinsky (2) Jillian Catalanotti (3)
Naomi Luban (1) Joyce Maring (2)
Paul Marvar (3) Dominic Raj (1)
James Scott (2) Ameet Singh (3)
Randi Streisand (2)  

Committee on Health Sciences Curricula
The Committee on Health Sciences Curricula shall advise the Dean and provide oversight regarding matters pertaining to the program and curricular development within the Health Sciences Program. This committee shall consider all matters of undergraduate and graduate health sciences education, including new program and course proposals, major changes in existing programs and courses, and other matters significantly affecting the curriculum.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Yousif Barzani (2) Clifford Cymrot (3)
Rohini Ganjoo (1) Andrew Garrett (1)
Karen Goodman (1) Sephora Morrison (3)
Maura Polansky (2) Maranda Ward (1)

Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum (CUMEC)
The CUMEC shall advise the Dean and provide oversight on the establishment and review of the goals, objectives, and evaluation of the undergraduate medical education program.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Susan Ceryak  Michael Czarnecki
Steven Davis Manjari Dimri (2)
Teresa Doerre (2) Pritha Ghosh (1)
David Leitenberg Ndelala Mbuyi (2)
Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji (1) Christina Prather 
Anna Rubin (3) Nicholas Shworak (3)
Meghan Valentine (1)  

Committee on Health Sciences Student Evaluation
In accordance with the Student Handbook for Health Sciences Program, the Committee on Health Sciences Student Evaluation shall serve as the principal body to evaluate, advise, and provide oversight for matters pertaining to the academic and professional performance of students in the health sciences.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Yousif Barzani (1) Lindsay Garmirian (3)
Souheil Ghannouchi (2) Mountasser Kadrie (1)
Claudia Ranniger (1) Lisa Schwartz (3)
Melissa Tice (2)  

Committee on Research
The Committee on Research shall develop policies and procedures to foster and promote research; serve as an advisory body to the Dean of SMHS for the allocation of fiscal and other resources in support of research; receive and review applications for intramural research support; and recommend faculty for awards in recognition of outstanding research activities.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Aileen Chang (2)  Katherine Chiappinelli (1)
Tatiana Efimova (1) Mardi Gomberg-Maitland (2)
Anjeni Keswani (3) Hui Lu (3)
Paul Marvar (3) Andrew Meltzer (2)
Tamara Ritsema (1) Robert Turner (1) 
Marcee Wilder (2)  

Committee on Masters and Doctorate Graduate Programs
The Committee on Masters and Doctorate Graduate Programs shall make recommendations pertaining to the masters and doctorate degree programs and their integration with other health programs and schools. It shall also serve as the liaison between SMHS and other graduate and non-graduate programs.

Committee on the Learning Environment
The Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE) shall advise the Dean and provide oversight of the learning environment for students and residents at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Amy Caggiula (3) Tenagne Haile-Mariam (2)
Debra Herrmann (1) Angelike Liappis (2)
Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji (3) Charles Samenow
Xian Zhao (2)  

Committee on Medical Student Evaluation (MSEC)
In accordance with the Regulations for MD Candidates, the MSEC shall provide oversight on all matters related to the evaluation, and advancement for promotion for the graduation of medical students. The MSEC will be responsible for evaluating students referred by the Dean’s office for academic difficulties, allegations of honor code violations and/or issues of professional comportment. The MSEC will review and, as necessary, recommend revisions to the Regulations for MD Candidates to the Executive Committee.

Committee Membership (Years of term remaining shown in parentheses)
Andrea Anderson (3)  Susanne Bathgate (2)
Marie Borum (3) Candice Dawes (3)
Joseph Goodman (1) Colton Hood (3)
Salim Lala (2) David Mendelowitz (1)
Keith Mortman (1) Folasade Ogunlesi (1) 
Huadong Pei (2) Jamie Rosenthal (2)
Janelle Vaughns (1) Linda Werling (2)
Ginger Winston (1) Xiaoyan Zheng (2)
L. Thompson Bowles (3)