Committees
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Faculty and staff leadership supporting strategic initiatives, planning, and policy across our research enterprise.

Associate Chairs for Research

CHAIR

  • Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor; Associate Dean for Research, U-M Medical School; Chair, Laboratory and Research Safety Committee; Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School

MEMBERS

  • James E. Aikens, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine
  • Stephanie Bielas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Genetics
  • Chad Brummett, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Rodica Busui, M.D., Ph.D., Larry D. Soderquist Professor of Diabetes
  • Vernon B. Carruthers, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Eugene Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Frederick Huetwell Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cynthia Chestek, Ph.D., Associate Chair for Research in Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering); Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • James Quentin Clemens, M.D., Edward J. McGuire Professor of Urology
  • Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., Professor of Otolaryngology
  • Vanessa Dalton, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Andrzej Dlugosz, M.D., Poth Professor of Cutaneous Oncology
  • Katherine Gallagher, M.D., Pfiefer Professor of Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Kurt Hankenson, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Chair for Research; Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Claire Kalpakjian, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Richard Keep, Ph.D., Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
  • Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., Professor of Learning Health Sciences
  • Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Vibha N. Lama, M.D., M.S., Henry Sewall Research Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Jun Li, Ph.D., Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
  • Gary Luker, M.D., Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology and Immunology
  • Michelle Mierzwa, M.D., Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Richard Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
  • Suzanne Moenter, PhD., Fred J. Karsch Collegiate Professor of Physiology
  • Paula Anne Newman-Casey, M.D., Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Asma Nusrat, M.D., F. Peyton Rous Professor of Pathology
  • Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • David Olson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics
  • Stephan Taylor, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Peter Todd, M.D., Ph.D., Bucky and Patti Harris Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor, Neurology
  • John R. Traynor, Ph.D., Edward F Domino Research Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Kristen Verhey, Ph.D., A. Kent Christensen Collegiate Professor; Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology; Professor, Biophysics
  • Maureen Walton, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
  • James Weiland, Ph.D., Associate Chair for Research in Biomedical Engineering (Medical School); Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

 

Biomedical Research Council

The University of Michigan Medical School Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) supports biomedical research and facilitates interdisciplinary research and training across the University.  BMRC members serve as the primary appointment representatives for their departments, representing the Health Sciences Schools and Colleges and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The BMRC meets to discuss research issues and makes recommendations to the Medical School and University Administration on policies and practices to assist research investigators. This mission is supported through the following programs:

  • The BMRC's Bridging Support funding program, which is available to basic science researchers in the Medical School
  • The BMRC reviews the nominations for the Medical School’s Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research and the Dean's Basic Science Research Award. For details on these awards, visit U-M Medical School Dean’s Award Program (link is external).
  • The Council reviews applications to the internal competitions for prestigious Limited Submission awards and selects the institutional nominees.

The BMRC is headed by a chairperson and vice chairperson who serve one-year terms. At the end of their terms, the vice chair succeeds the chair and a new vice chair is selected from the current membership. BMRC members serve a three-year term.


CHAIR

  • Liangyou Rui, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Professor of Internal Medicine

VICE CHAIR

  • Mukesh Nyati, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School

MEMBERS

  • Anuska Andjelkovic-Zochowska, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Research Professor, Neurosurgery, Medical School
  • Philip Andrews, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry, Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School, Professor of Chemistry, LSA
  • Alan Boyle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School
  • Cheri Deng, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Roman Giger, Ph.D., Dr. Richard Mark Newman Research Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Neurology, Medical School
  • Anna Kratz, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School
  • Yasmina Laouar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School
  • Jun Hee Lee, Ph.D., Associate Director Academic Programs, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Research Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology, Medical School
  • Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Richard Schneider Collegiate Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School
  • Elif A Oral, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
  • Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Professor of Neurology, Medical School and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School
  • Sem Hin Phan, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Pathology, Medical School
  • Libo Shan, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Literature Science, and the Arts
  • Yu Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Medical School 

EX OFFICIO

  • Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Pathology Research, Professor of Pathology, Co-Director, Division of General Pathology, Executive Vice Dean of Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Medical School
  • Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Associate Dean for Research, Professor Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

  • Paula Van Velden, Research Development, UMMS Office of Research

 

Research Capital Investment Committee

The Executive Vice Dean for Research has been provisioned funds to support the investment in research core facilities. The Research Capital Investment Committee will prioritize capital requests from core directors, by relevance and need to the Medical School faculty at large.

The Research Capital Investment Committee includes a subset of faculty from the Biomedical Research Core Facility (BRCF) Scientific Advisory Committee in order to provide the sharing of information across both committees. In addition, membership includes multiple faculty members from across the Medical School with a variety of affiliations.

CHAIR

  • Andrew Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D., Gerald D Abrams Collegiate Professor and Professor of Pathology, Medical School

MEMBERS

  • Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D.,  Maude T Lane Professor of Surgical Immunology, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Director Academic Program, Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Medical School
  • J. Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Giles G Bole M.D. and Dorothy Mulkey M.D. Research Professor of Rheumatology, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor of Dermatology, Medical School
  • Martin Myers Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn H Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Director of the Michigan Diabetes Initiative, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School
  • Cassandra Wong, Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities

EX OFFICIO

  • Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

  •  Anitha Chennat, Associate Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  •  Julie Power, Administrative Specialist, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  •  Carrie Schray, Business Manager, Biomedical Research Core Facilities

CONSULTANTS

  •  Deborah Lennington, Financial Analyst Lead, Medical School
  •  John Brimacombe, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Biomedical Research Core Facilities Advisory Committee

The BRCF Advisory Committee is responsible for assessing the scientific direction and research impact of current and possible BRCF Cores, and evaluating the prioritization of Cores (BRCF and non-BRCF) within the strategic research mission. Recommendations are to be made to the Senior Associate Dean for Research.

Research Climate Council

The Research Climate Council is tasked with evaluating the Medical School research climate and formulating actionable recommendations to create a research environment where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty and trainees; women; and other marginalized groups can flourish.

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