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2009-10 Committees

Faculty Executive Committee

Glik, Deborah (CHS, 7/1/08-6/30/10) Chair

Dabrowska, Dorota  (BIO, 7/1/09-6/30/11)

Bourque, Linda (CHS, /1/08-6/30/10)

Eckhert, Curtis (EHS, 3/26/08-6/30/09)

Gorbach, Pamina (EPI, 7/1/09-6/30/11)

Ortega, Alex (HS, 7/1/08-6/30/10)

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Rosenstock, Linda (Dean, Ex Officio)

Julia Caldwell (Student Rep/Co-President of PHSA; Ex Officio)

Goleen Samari (Student Rep/Co-President of PHSA; Ex Officio)

 

Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee

Kominski, Gerald (HS) Chair  

Sorvillo, Frank (EPI)

Wong, Weng Kee (BIO)

Que Hee, Shane (EHS)

Gee, Gilbert (CHS)

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Clark, David (Assistant Dean for Academic Students, Ex Officio)

Brian Chen  (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Continue ongoing review of course actions and program changes, particularly as they relate to school-wide (M.P.H. and Dr.P.H.) degrees.
  • Continue to discuss (with International Health Committee) creation of    Dr PH degree with Global Health emphasis.
  • Work with Dean’s office / Student Affairs/ Departments to establish best practices for graduate teaching.
  • Work jointly with Evaluation Committee to specify process by which competencies for MPH and DrPH degrees will be determined.
  • Evaluate equity of teaching and advisement loads within departments and make recommendations for school-wide norms

 

Undergraduate Programs Committee (EPCC Subcommittee)

Detels, Roger (EPI) Chair 

Eckhert, Curt (EHS)

Inkelas, Moira (HS)

Ramirez Kitchen, Christina (BIOS)

Kagawa Singer, Marjorie (CHS)

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Clark, David (Assistant Dean for Academic Students, Ex Officio)

Hector Alcala (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Set policy, monitor and evaluate schoolwide undergraduate programs in the School of Public Health in accordance with Undergraduate Council bylaws as specified in Bylaw 65.1 of the Los Angeles Division.  In exercising its functions under Bylaw 65.1, the Committee reports directly to the Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee which, in turn, reports to the Faculty Executive Committee.
    • Continue adoption of competencies for core and departmental courses and programs to be evaluated by Evaluation Committee when considering course approvals and program changes.
    • Serve as official committee for undergraduate minor.
  • In discharging this duty, periodically reviews and recommends revisions in undergraduate programs, and sets academic prerequisites for entry into undergraduate programs.

 

 

Academic Computing Committee

Li, Gang (BIO) Chair                      

Rodriguez, Hector (HS)

Shoaf, Kimberly (CHS)

Ambrose, Rich (EHS)

Kheifets, Leeka  (EPI)

Bastani, Roshan (Associate Dean for Research, Ex Officio)

Kiser, Kathleen (Associate Dean for Administration, Ex Officio)

Nakashima, Ed (Ex Officio) 

Assignment 

  • Assess research computing needs across the school having to do with software access, data management, file sharing, server systems and identify and recommend school-wide adoption of upgraded research computing technology.
  • Identify ongoing needs for instructional computing lab within the School and for student computing lab services provided through the Biomed library.

 

Community & Alumni Relations Committee

Ford, Chandra (CHS) Chair

Telesca, Donatello  (BIO)

Vargas Bustamante, Arturo  (HS) 

Rimoin, Anne (EPI)

Anderson, Sarah (Assistant Dean for Communication; Ex Officio)

Sonego, John (Assistant Dean for Development; Ex Officio)

Alumni/Community Representatives, TBD (Ex Officio)

Alvin Kwong (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Work with Dean’s office to identify and select school-wide educational activities throughout the year, such as noon brown bags with faculty or alumni speakers, film screenings, or other outreach events. 
  • Work with student organization (PHSA) in planning for Public Health week activities, specifically to encourage alumni engagement in programs.
  • Consider and propose strategies for increasing alumni involvement in and support of School programs and development efforts.

 

Laboratory and Equipment Committee

Winer, Arthur (EHS) Chair

Liu, Simin (EPI)

Kennedy, Nola (EHS)

Suffet, Mel (EHS)

Kiser, Kathleen (Associate Dean for Administration, Ex Officio)

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Review laboratory safety plan and made recommendations for implementation of laboratory safety procedures for school. 
  • Identify whether there are resources that could be more efficiently shared across laboratories and departments.

 

Evaluation Committee

Belin, Tom (BIO) Chair

Cochran, Susan (EPI)

Hinds, William (EHS)

Needleman, Jack  (HS)

Galal, Osman CHS

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Clark, David (Assistant Dean for Academic Students, Ex Officio)

Representative from State or County DPH, TBD  (Ex Officio)

Minal Patel (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

 

Assignment 

  • Work jointly with EPCC to specify process by which competencies for MPH and DrPH degrees will be determined.
  • Provide recommendations to the Dean's Office/Associate Dean for Academic Programs regarding how to implement a school-wide system for characterizing  whether courses meet these competencies.

 

International Health Committee

Arah, Onyebuchi  (EPI) Chair

Brookmeyer, Ron ( BIOS)  

Ponce, Ninez (HS)

Gipson,Jessica (CHS)  

Bastani, Roshan (Ex Officio)

Shafir, Shira (Ex Officio)

Karleen Giannitrapani (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Identify opportunities for our graduates to work internationally, and support student and faculty research activities in international settings.
  • Establish Dr.P.H. global health concentration.
  • Develop and sustain collaborations between the SPH and other Schools and entities both at UCLA and on other campuses that have Global Health activities, interests and programs.   

 


 

Research Committee

Pebley, Anne (CHS), Chair 

Schiestl, Robert (EHS)

Kaplan, Robert (HS)

Weiss, Robert (BIOS)

Zhang, Zuo-Feng (EPI)

Bastani, Roshan (Associate Dean for Research, Ex Officio)

Bonfire, Kathy Cheever (EPI MSO; Ex Officio)

Kiser, Kathleen (Associate Dean for Administration, Ex Officio)

Megan Peterson (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Conduct an assessment of the school’s research funding infrastructure, specifically linked to faculty procurement of external contracts and grants and their ongoing fiscal and administrative management.
  • Based on findings and feedback from faculty and staff make policy and administrative recommendations regarding grants administration.
  • Explore opportunities for cross departmental collaboration and efficiencies in regards to research administration 

 

Student Affairs Committee (EPCC Subcommittee)

Sugar, Catherine (BIO), Chair

Wang, May (CHS) 

Collins, Michael (EHS)

Layne, Scott  (EPI)

Schweitzer, Stuart (HS)

Godwin, Hilary (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Ex Officio)

Clark, David (Assistant Dean for Academic Students, Ex Officio)

Rosa Vazin (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • . Review results from Student Exit Surveys
  • Select students to receive school-wide awards based on Departmental nominations; administering requests for student travel funding; selecting the School’s candidate for the Delta Omega Poster competition; and reviewing special actions for admissions.
  • Initiate regular meetings with representatives from the Public Health Student Association to discuss all issues related to student affairs, such as advisement, recruitment, funding, as per recommendation of the CEPH site-visit report to the School
  • Prioritize funding for HRSA public health training fellowships