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Graduate School Faculty Committees and Meeting Minutes

Current Committees

Admissions

Michael Blanton, Ph.D. - ex-officio CHAIR - GSBS Sr. Associate Dean
Pablo Artigas, Ph.D. - Molecular Biophysics
Theresa Byrd, Dr.P.H. - Public Health
Beverly Chilton, Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
Joe Fralick, Ph.D. - Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Michaela Jansen, Ph.D. - Molecular Biophysics
Min Kang, Pharm.D. - Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
J. Josh Lawrence, Ph.D. - Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology
Vaughan Lee, Ph.D. - Graduate Medical Sciences
Ali Roghani, Ph.D. - Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology
Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D. - Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Laurence Wood, Ph.D. - Biotechnology

Biomedical Sciences PhD Selection Committee

Michael Blanton, Ph.D. - ex-officio CHAIR - GSBS Sr. Associate Dean
Robert Bright, Ph.D. - Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Josee Guindon, Ph.D. - Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology
George Henderson, Ph.D. - Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology
Thomas Pressley, Ph.D. - Molecular Biophysics
Kevin Pruitt, Ph.D. - Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Bryan Sutton, Ph.D. - Molecular Biophysics
Jeffrey Thomas, Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
Ina Urbatsch, Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology

Core Curriculum Coordination (CCC) Committee

Rual Martinez-Zaguilan, PhD. - Cell Physiology - Chair
Susan Bergeson, PhD. - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Michael Blanton, PhD. - Sr. Associate Dean - Ex-Officio GSBS
Dan Hardy, PhD. - Biochemistry
Ninh (Irene) La-Beck, Pharm. D. - Biotechnology
Clinton MacDonald, PhD. - Molecular Biology
Wendy Pruitt, PhD. - Assistant Dean GSBS
Kendra Rumbaugh, PhD. - Biotechnology - At Large Member
Ina Urbatsch, PhD. - Biochemistry
Antonia Stuebler - Student Representative

Course Evaluation Committee

Michael Blanton, Ph.D. - CHAIR - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Tom Abbruscato, Ph.D. - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D. - Biotechnology
Beverly Chilton, Ph.D. - Cell & Molecular Biology
Jane Colmer-Hamood, Ph.D.  - Immunology & Infectious Diseases 
Samira Kamrudin, MPH, Ph.D. - Public Health
Ruth Perez, Ph.D. - Biomedical Studies
Ali Roghani, Ph.D. - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Jeffrey Thomas, Ph.D. - Cell & Molecular Biology
Bryan Sutton, Ph.D. - Cell Physiology & Molecular Biophysics
Derek Fleming- Student Representative - Lubbock
Ismael Segura - Student Representative - El Paso
Ben Ogola - Student Representative - Amarillo
Pam Johnson - GSBS

Physician Scientist Program Committee

Michael Blanton, Ph.D. - CHAIR - GSBS Sr. Associate Dean
Steven Berk, M.D. - SOM Dean
Joaquin Lado, M.D., Ph.D. - Internal Medicine
Barry Maurer, M.D., Ph.D. - Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Kim Peck, M.D. - SOM Associate Dean for Admissions and Diversity
Brandt Schneider, Ph.D. - GSBS Dean
Simon Williams, Ph.D. - Medical Education
Ben Elberson - MD/PhD Student Representative
Kandis Wright - MD/PhD Student Representative
Pamela Johnson - Ex Officio
Linda Prado - Ex Officio

Other Institutional Committees with GSBS Representation

Conflict of Interest Committee - Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty Senate- Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D. (2016), Raul Martinez-Zaguilan, Ph.D.,(2017); Susan Bergeson Ph.D (2018)  
IT eLearning - David Burnett
International Affairs Council - Pablo Artigas, Ph.D.
Interprofessional Education Operations Committee - Barry Lombardini, Ph.D.
Student Affairs Workgroup - Pamela Johnson
TTUHSC Quality Improvement Committee - Michael Blanton, Ph.D.
Web Strategy Council - David Burnett
Institutional Compliance Working Committee - Wendy Pruitt, Ph.D.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee - Wendy Pruitt, Ph.D.
Simulation Committee - Greg Brower, DMV, Ph.D.

SABR

Wendy Pruitt, Ph.D. - Co-Director
Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D. - Co-Director
Josee Guindon, D.V.M., Ph.D., - Committee Member
Keleigh Taylor - Coordinator
Scholarship Committees

GSBS Dean's Scholars Award

Thomas Abbruscato, Ph.D. - Associate Dean - Amarillo
Susan Bergeson, Ph.D. - Associate Dean - Biotechnology
Michael Blanton, Ph.D.- Sr. Associate Dean - Lubbock
Theresa Byrd, Dr.PH. - Associate Dean - Public Health
Raj Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D. - Associate Dean - El Paso

GSBS Miscellaneous Scholarships

Brandt Schneider, Ph.D.  - CHAIR - GSBS Dean
Pam Johnson - Assistant Dean
Department Faculty Member

Mary Lou Clements-Mann Scholarship

Thomas Abbruscato, Ph.D. - CHAIR - Amarillo Associate Dean
Michael Blanton, Ph.D. - Lubbock Sr. Associate Dean
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