September 6, 2012
Chaired by Cheng Chi Lee "Circadian Rhythms." 9:00 a.m. - noon., MSB 2.135
October 9, 2012
Annual Medical School Research Retreat Robertson Auditorium - IMM 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D. UTSouthwestern Medical Center "Transcriptional Architecture and Dynamics of the Mammalian Circadian Clock"
November 1, 2012
Chaired by Ponnanda Narayana "Multimodal in vivo Neuroimaging." 9:00 a.m. - noon., MSB 2.135
December 4, 2012
Thomas Steitz, Ph.D.
Yale University "From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
January 16, 2012
Arnold Levine, Ph.D.
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University "The role of P53 in the Regulation of Stem Cells: Predicting the Outcomes of Breast and Prostate Cancers" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
March 5, 2012
Thomas Rando, Ph.D.
Stanford University "TBA" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
Charges and Responsibilities
The Medical School Research Committee, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, advises the Dean and Administrative Council on matters pertaining to research activities at the Medical School. The charges and responsibilities are as follows:
Identification and consideration of research areas for development, especially in regard to the establishment of centers and interdisciplinary programs.
Identification of facilities and equipment needed for replacement and development.
Development of strategies for expanding activities in clinical and basic research.
Establishment of a plan and guidelines for the Medical School to more actively participate in technology transfer.
Provision of advice to the Administrative Council and the Dean concerning use of institutional resources (space, dollars, etc.) for projects of a School-wide nature, such as centers. In this regard, the committee should have an ongoing monitoring role concerning the effectiveness of the use of the resources.
Provision of advice to the Administrative Council and the Dean concerning the acquisition of outside funds for the development of research programs and active participation in the seeking of these funds, in conjunction with the development activities of the School.
Provision of advice to the Administrative Council and the Dean regarding an aggressive campaign to make the research efforts of the School credibly visible to the public.
Interaction and communication with the Faculty Senate concerning the activities of the committee.
Development, management and oversight of a Dean’s Lecture Series.
Development, management and oversight of the Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture.
Development, management and oversight of the Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture.
Development, management and oversight of an annual research retreat.
Administration and coordination of the Bridging Grants Program, Just Missed Award, and the NIH K-Award Supplement.
Screening and identification of nominee(s) for awards where the School is limited in the number of nominees.