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This page contains a list of standing committees outlined in SOM faculty bylaws, additional committees that report to the dean, subcommittees that operate under the auspices of the standing committees as codified in the faculty bylaws, and ad-hoc committees, including the LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force.

When appropriate for privacy reasons, committee membership is not listed.

School of Medicine Bylaw-Approved Standing Committees

Listed below are the standing committees of the UC Riverside School of Medicine as outlined in the SOM faculty bylaws.

Faculty Executive Committee

Declan McCole, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
Kenneth Ballou, M.D.
Marcus Kaul, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lakes, Ph.D.
Ramdas Pai, M.D.
Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D.
Andrew Subica, Ph.D.
Brigham Willis, M.D. (Ex-officio)
Changchen Zhou, Ph.D.
Administrative Contact: Monique Tessier

Medical Education Committee

Byron Ford, Ph.D. (Chair)
Adolfo Aguilera, M.D.
Lama Al-Khoury, M.D.
Moazzum Bajwa, M.D.
Kenneth Ballou, M.D.
Alicia Burris, Ph.D.
Monica Carson, Ph.D.
Ann Cheney, Ph.D.
Kendrick Davis, Ph.D.
Mo Entezampour, Ph.D.
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D.
David Franklin, M.D.
Rebeca Gavan, M.D.
Adam Godzik, Ph.D.
Nandini Gowda, M.D.
Christina Granillo, Ph.D.
Rajesh Gulati, M.D.
William Hunt, M.D.
David Lo, Ph.D.
Jeannie Lochhead, M.D.
Ahmed Mahmoud, M.D.
Declan McCole, Ph.D.
Juliet McMullin, Ph.D.
Hina Mohsin, M.D.
Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, M.D.
Meera Nair, Ph.D.
Sunny Nakae, Ph.D.
Adwoa Osei, M.D.
Kristyn Pellecchia, P.M.H.N.P.
Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D.
Michael Sequeira, M.D.
Emma Simmons, M.D.
Mallory Stuparich, M.D.
Brigham Willis, M.D.
Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.
Sika Zheng, Ph.D.
Samuel Zidovetzki, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Cheri Black

Medical School Admissions Committee

Takesha Cooper, M.D. (Chair)
Administrative Contact: Michelle Fulbright

Progress and Promotions Committee

Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
William Hunt, M.D. (Co-chair)
Brigham Willis, M.D., M.Ed. (ex-officio)
Nicholas Dipatrizio, M.D.
Lucas Friedman, M.D.
Nandini Gowda, M.D.
Hoda Mojaziamiri, M.D.
Meera Nair, Ph.D.
Administrative Contact: Pamela Bedoya

Graduate Advisory Committee

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D. (Director)
Martin Garcia-Castro, Ph.D. (Graduate Advisor Recruitment and Admissions)
Sika Zheng, Ph.D. (Graduate Advisor of Enrolled Students)
Djurdjica Coss, Ph.D.
Byron Ford, Ph.D.
Ansel Hsiao, Ph.D.
Sean O’Leary, Ph.D.
Viji Santhakumar, Ph.D.
Administrative Contact: Hermila Torres

Clinical Appointments and Advancements Committee

Remus Popa (Interim Chair)
Mikio Nihira (Vice Chair)
Lama Al-Khoury
Marc Debay
Rajesh Gulati
Afshin Molkara
Adowa Osei
Emma Simmons
Administrative Contact: Monique Tessier

Volunteer Clinical Appointments and Advancements Committee

Kenneth Ballou, M.D. (Chair)
William Hunt, M.D. (Vice Chair)
Larry Loo, M.D.
Alina Popa, M.D.
Joanne Witkowski, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Eliana Martinez / Andrea Morales

Additional SOM Committees that Report to the Dean

Health Sciences Compensation Plan Advisory Committee

Emma Simmons, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
Maria Aldana (Ex-officio)
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D. (Ex-officio)
Darren Freeman, D.O.
Paul Hackman, J.D. (Ex-officio)
Kimberley Lakes, Ph.D.
Don Larsen, M.D. (Ex-officio)
Jean Russell, M.D.
Mallory Stuparich, M.D.
Padmini Varadarajan M.D.

Administrative Contact: Shannon Henderson

Compliance Committee

Deborah Deas, M.D, M.P.H
Paul Hackman, J.D.
Maria Aldana
Kiersten Boyce, J.D.
Christine Davis, C.H.C.
Ingrid Fahr
Carrie Fogliani, J.D.
Armando Gauna
Andres Gonzalez, M.D.
Katherine Hansen, M.S.G., M.H.A.
Ian R. Harazduk
Donald Larsen, M.D.
Irene Levintov
Gregory Moore
Victor Ortiz, J.D.
Matthew Summerville, M.B.A.
Sylvia Vasquez
Noelle Vidal, J.D.
Daphne Zamora

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Brandon Brown, Ph.D. (Co-chair and Equity Advisor)
Takesha Cooper, M.D. (Co-chair and Equity Advisor)
Jose Aguilar, M.D. (Clinical Science Faculty)
Branden Barger (Medical Student)
Cheri Black (Staff)
Michelle Burroughs, M.P.H. (Staff)
Monica Carson, Ph.D. (Basic Science Faculty)
James Addison Cook, M.D. (Resident)
Wonder Edem (Student)
Erin Fletcher, M.D. (Resident)
Byron Ford, Ph.D. (Basic Science Faculty)
Ross French, M.A. (Staff)
Paul Hackman, J.D. (Staff)
Nate McLaughlin, M.D. (Clinical Science Faculty)
Wydette Morales (Staff)
Adwoa Osei, M.D. (Clinical Science Faculty)
Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D. (Basic Science Faculty)
Josue Reynaga (Student)
Nina Ruedas, M.S. (Staff)
Jami Woods, M.D. (Clinical Science Faculty)
Administrative Contact: Jakquelyn Sullivan

Faculty Mentoring Program Committee

Iryna Ethell, Ph.D. (Chair)
Marc Debay, M.D.
Erica Heinrich, M.D.
Adwoa Osei, M.D.
Rosemary Tyrrell, M.Ed.
Marcus Kaul, Ph.D.

Subcommittees

These subcommittees operate under the auspices of the standing committees as codified in the faculty bylaws.

Faculty Mentoring Program Committee

Iryna Ethell, Ph.D. (Chair)
Marc Debay, M.D.
Erica Heinrich, Ph.D.
Adwoa Osei, M.D.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.
Marcus Kaul, Ph.D.

Haider Program Admissions

Takesha Cooper, M.D. (Chair)
Administrative Contact: Michelle Fulbright

Pre-Clerkship

Clerkship

Professionalism Executive

Professional Development

Professional Remediation

Conflict of Interest

LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force

Chair: Brigham Willis, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Faculty Accreditation Lead: Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, M.D., M.S.Ed., Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality and Integration

Staff: Pamela Hunter, Director of Medical Education


 

Task Force Members:
Maria Aldana, Interim Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Ken Ballou, M.D., Clinical Block Director
Kathy Barton, Staff Advisor
Monica Carson, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Kendrick Davis, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation
Byron Ford, Ph.D., Faculty, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Rajesh Gulati, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Donald Larsen, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, UCR Health

David Lo, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research
Christian Lytle, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum
Ramdas Pai, M.D., Chair, Division of Clinical Sciences
Linda Reimann, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Emma Simmons, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D., Faculty, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D., Director of Faculty Development
Mark Wolfson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health