Faculty Research Committee


Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, policies and recommendations related to the following:

  • Enhancement of the research environment;
  • Policies on research grants and funding;
  • Policies on copyrights and patents;
  • Policies on human and animal research;
  • Policies on scientific misconduct and fraud;
  • Development of interdisciplinary research;
  • Removal of impediments to research.


  • To work with the Vice Chancellor of Research to develop and implement the guidelines for the evaluation process of Bridge Funding.
  • To work with administration to upgrade research equipment; and/or obtain service contracts for research equipment.
  • Review and support equitable guidelines for research space allocation.
  • Continue review of Post-doctoral Trainee issues.
  • Support Research Faculty professional development, including publication, resource availability and grant support.
  • Review and make recommendations on how faculty are evaluated for research efforts.
  • Work to require that a portion of the F&A be returned to the investigator.

Members of Committee

Christopher Waters, Chair College of Medicine-Basic
Sarka Beranova College of Pharmacy
Robert Craft College of Medicine-Clinical
Oscar Grandas College of Medicine-Clinical
Eldon Geisert College of Medicine-Clinical
David Hamilton College of Medicine-Basic
Stacey Headley College of Medicine-Clinical
Patti Johnstone College of Allied Health Sciences
Mohammad Kashif Ismail College of Medicine - Clinical
Anastasios Karydis College of Dentistry
Victor Kolade College of Medicine-Clinical
Pat Speck College of Nursing
Mike McDonald College of Medicine-Clinical
Helena Parfenova College of Medicine-Basic
Merry Sebelik College of Medicine-Clinical
Jeff Steketee College of Medicine-Basic
Antheunis Versluis College of Dentistry
Junling Wang College of Pharmacy
Zhaohui (Sunny) Wu College of Medicine-Clinical

Contact Us

Faculty Senate President Office
George Cook, PhD
62 South Dunlap Rm 212
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-6008