The Office of Research Development, run by Richard Johnston Jr., MD, oversees resources and sets research priorities for the School of Medicine. Dr. Johnston supplies personal consultation and advice on any matter related to research.
Announcement on pending reviews will be reported from the Dean's Office via email to Department Chairs and Senate Directors well before the deadline application.
Committees under the auspices of the Office or Research Development include:
These four committees serve as advisory to the Dean. The RAC and CTRAC are also advisory to the Vice Chancellor for Research.
In November 2009, the School of Medicine faculty participated in a research retreat in which six groups proposed new initiatives directed at taking the quality and productivity of campus research to a significantly higher level.
All six received strong endorsement by the faculty and are being assigned substantial funding by the Dean.
- A centralized microscopy core with new high-end microscopes (CARS, STED)
- A translational genomics core with support for staff teaching of new users
- A vascular biology core to underpin obesity, cardiovascular, and pulmonary research
- A translational research imaging core (small and large animals and humans)
- Expansion of campus obesity research
- Expansion of neuroscience research through inclusion of patient/disease research in clinical departments.
All of these initiatives have components focused on training students and postdoctoral fellows in state-of-the-art science.