Mayer and Sonis elected as faculty representatives to Dean’s Advisory Committee

David Mayer, MD, and Jeffrey Sonis, MD, will also serve on the Nominating Committee for one year. Gail Henderson, PhD, and David Rubinow, MD, were also elected as chair representatives to serve on Nominating Committee. This change to the make-up of the committees is an effort to increase faculty participation in the governance of the School of Medicine.

Mayer and Sonis elected as faculty representatives to Dean’s Advisory Committee click to enlarge David Mayer, MD
Mayer and Sonis elected as faculty representatives to Dean’s Advisory Committee click to enlarge Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH

David Mayer, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology. Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Social Medicine.

Dr. David Rubinow, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and Gail Henderson, Chair of the Department of Social Medicine, are already members of the DAC, but will join the Nominating Committee effective immediately. Faculty and chair representatives will serve a one-year term.  

Other members of the Nominating Committee include:

Paul Godley, MD, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Education
Terry Magnuson, PhD, Vice Dean for Research
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
Nancy Chescheir, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nancy Thomas, MD, Dermatology
Roland Tisch, PhD, Microbiology

In March 2012, the School of Medicine amended the SOM Bylaws to include one elected faculty representative from the basic science departments and one from the clinical science departments on the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC) (see Article III, #1ai).  The members elected to the DAC will also serve on the Nominating Committee (see Article III, #2ai).

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is two-fold: (1) to develop a slate of candidates who will stand for election to the Standing Committees of the School of Medicine and (2) to review and advise the Dean on proposed decanal appointments to the Standing Committees of the School of Medicine.


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