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2010-11 Committees

 

Faculty Executive Committee

Wallace, Steven (CHS, 2010-12) Chair

Dabrowska, Dorota (BIO, 2009-11)

Aneshensel, Carol (CHS, 2010-12)

Kennedy, Nola (EHS, 2010-12)

Gorbach, Pamina (EPI, 2009-11)

Inkelas, Moira (HS, 2010-12)

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

Rosenstock, Linda (Dean, Ex Officio)

Griep, Tarah (Student Rep/Co-President of PHSA; Ex Officio)

Tsiu, Andrew (Student Rep/Co-President of PHSA; Ex Officio)

Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee

Gee, Gilbert (CHS, 2009-12), Chair

Wong, Weng Kee (BIO, 2009-12)

Rodriguez, Hector (HS, 2010-12)

Ambrose, Richard (EHS, 2010-12)

Zuo-Feng Zhang (EPI, 2010-2012)

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

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

Arax, Ashley ( Student Rep; Ex Officio) 

Assignment 

  • Continue adoption of competencies for core and departmental courses and programs to be evaluated by Evaluation Committee when considering course approvals and program changes.
  • Work jointly with Evaluation Committee to specify process by which competencies for DrPH degrees will be determined.
  • Review and approve departmental proposals for department specific MS and PhD competencies.
  • Continue ongoing review of course actions and program changes, particularly as they relate to school-wide (MPH and DrPH) degrees.
  • Discuss (with International Health Committee) creation of MPH degree with Global Health emphasis.
  • Develop strategies to accommodate students in professional schools who also want an MPH (e.g. PRIME-MD students); articulated degree or other method.
  • Work with Dean’s office / Student Affairs/ Departments to establish best practices for graduate teaching.
  • Evaluate equity of teaching and advisement loads within departments and make recommendations as needed.

 

Undergraduate Programs Committee (EPCC Subcommittee)

Armenian, Haroutine (EPI, 2010-12) Chair

Eckhert, Curt (EHS, 2009-11)

Ponce, Ninez (HS, 2010-12)

Ramirez Kitchen, Christina (BIOS, 2009-11)

Upchurch, Dawn (CHS, 2010-12)

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

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

TBA ( 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.
  • In discharging this duty, periodically reviews and recommends revisions in undergraduate programs, and sets academic prerequisites for entry into undergraduate programs.
  • Explore how the SPH can participate in the proposed campuswide undergraduate major in global health.
  • Serve as official committee for undergraduate minor.

 

Academic Computing Committee

Shoaf, Kim (CHS, 2010-2012), Chair (still needs to be confirmed)

Li, Gang (BIO, 2008-11)

Kominski, Gerald (HS, 2010-12)

Yifang Zhu (EHS, 2010-2012)

Cochran, Susan (EPI, 2010-12)

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

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

Nakashima, Ed (Ex Officio)

Shetty, Nidhi ( Student Rep; 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, 2009-11) Chair

Telesca, Donatello (BIO , 2009-11)

Yancey, Antronette (HS , 20010-12)

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

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

Shaw, Karin (Alumni Relations, Development Department, Ex Officio)

Alumni/Community Representatives, TBD (Ex Officio)

Gonzalez, Maria ( Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Recruit 2-3 alumni/community representatives to work with the committee
  • 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

Que Hee, Shane (EHS, 2010-12), Chair

Liu, Simin (EPI, 2008-11)

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

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

Chinen, Kaz ( Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • Function as the official School of Public Health safety committee.
  • Develop a SPH injury and illness prevention plan.
  • 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

Morisky, Donald (CHS, 2010-12), Chair

Weiss, Robert (BIO, 2010-12)

Hinds, William (EHS, 2008-11)

Anne Rimoin (EPI, 2010-12)

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

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

Smith, Lisa (Representative from State or County DPH, Ex Officio, 2010-12)

Patel, Minal (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.
  • Review results from Student Exit Surveys.

 

International & Immigrant Health Committee

Deborah Glik (CHS, 2010-2012), Chair

Robert Kim-Farley (EPI, 2010-2012)

Belin, Tom (BIO, 2010-2012)

Brown, Joelle (EPI, 2010-12)

Gipson, Jessica (CHS, 2009-11)

Bastani, Roshan (Ex Officio)

Arah, Onyebuchi (Ex Officio)

Shafir, Shira (Ex Officio)

Whitman, Cynthia ( Student Rep; Ex Officio)

 

Assignment 

  • Identify opportunities for our graduates to work internationally, and support student and faculty research activities in international settings.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate committee on SPH involvement in proposed campuswide undergraduate Global Health major.
  • Establish DrPH 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 & Immigrant Health activities, interests and programs. 
     

Research Committee

Ortega, Alex (HS, 2010-2012), Chair

Greenland, Sander (EPI, 2010-2012)

Kagawa-Singer, Marjorie (CHS, 2010-12)

Schiestl, Robert (EHS, 2009-11)

Ganz, Patricia (HS, 2010-12)

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

Bonfire, Kathy Cheever (EPI MSO; Ex Officio)

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

Yim, Michelle (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)

Wang, May (CHS, 2008-11), Chair

Brookmeyer, Ron (BIO, 2010-12)

Collins, Michael (EHS, 2009-11)

Kheifets, Leeka (EPI, 2010-12)

Needleman, Jack (HS, 2010-12)

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

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

Spear, Suzi (Student Rep; Ex Officio)

Assignment 

  • 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