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School of Medicine Committees

Listed below are the major committees of the UC Riverside School of Medicine, including the Faculty Executive Committee and six standing committees as outlined in the SOM faculty bylaws. These committees are listed below.


Faculty Executive Committee

Declan McCole (Chair)
Seema Tiwari-Woodruff (Vice Chair)
Kenneth Ballou
Marcus Kaul
Kimberly Lakes
Christian Lytle
Gerald Maguire
Meera Nair
Ramdas Pai
Andrew Subica
Brigham Willis (Ex-officio)
Administrative Contact: Andrea Morales

Clinical Appointments and Advancements Committee

Remus Popa (Interim Chair)
Mikio Nihira (Vice Chair)
Rajesh Gulati
Afshin Molkara
Adowa Osei
Emma Simmons
Administrative Contact: Jaimee Nguyen

Graduate Advisory Committee

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

Health Sciences Compensation Plan Advisory Committee

Gerald Maguire (Chair)
Emma Simmons (Vice Chair)
Maria Aldana
Iryna Ethell
Darren Freeman
Paul Hackman
Gemma Kim
Don Larsen
Michelle Nelson
Maurizio Pellecchia

Administrative Contact: Elizabeth Arce

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
Sunny Nakae, M.S.W., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs
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

Medical School Admissions Committee
& Haider Program Committee

Takesha Cooper (Chair)
Administrative Contact: Michelle Fulbright

Progress and Promotions Committee

Devin Binder (Chair)
Nicholas Dipatrizio
William Hunt
Meera Nair
Administrative Contact: Dawn Demeritte

Volunteer Clinical Appointments and Advancements Committee

Kenneth Ballou (Chair)
William Hunt (Vice Chair)
Larry Loo
Alina Popa
Joanne Witkowski
Administrative Contact: Brenda Carrion

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, Ph.D.
Christina Granillo, Ph.D.
Rajesh Gulati, M.D.
William Hunt, M.D.
David Lo, Ph.D.
Jeannie Lochhead, M.D.
Christian Lytle, Ph.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

Faculty Mentoring Program Committee

Iryna Ethell (Chair)
Marc Debay
Erica Heinrich
Adwoa Osei
Rosemary Tyrrell
Marcus Kaul