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Councils and Committees

The Graduate Studies Council is the governing body of the College. The Council is chaired by the Dean, or their representative, and consists of the Chair or Director of each program within the College, a student representative, and other representatives with direct interaction with the College. The Council is advised by the Credentials Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Graduate Studies Council meets at 9:00 AM on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meeting is in the conference room at the College office, Suite 807, 920 Madison Ave.

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Ex Officio Larry L. Tague
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 807h
901.448.7152
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Ex Officio John V. Cox, PhD
101F Molecular Science
901.448.7080
Associate Dean, Postdoctoral Affairs, Ex Officio Monica Jablonski, PhD
930 Madison Avenue, Suit 758
901.448.7572
Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Ex Officio Isaac O. Donkor, PhD
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 807
901.448.7736
Biomedical Engineering Richard A. Smith, PhD
956 Court Ave, Suite A302
901.448.5254
Biomedical Sciences Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, PhD
601 Molecular Sciences Building
901.448.5405
College of Graduate Health Sciences Dean Donald B. Thomason, PhD, Chair
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 807
901.448.5538
Dental Sciences Sidney H. Stein, DMD, PhD
C313 Dunn Building
901.448.6242
Development Open
Epidemiology Zoran Bursac, PhD (Chair)
633 Doctors Office Building
901.448.1195

Simonne Nouer, MD (Director)
633 Doctors Office Building
901.448.5189
Graduate Student Executive Committee Daniel Bastardo
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 807
901.448.5538
Health Outcomes and Policy Research Sajeesh Kumar, PhD
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 518
901.448.2125
Laboratory Research and Management Leonard Lothstein, PhD
Rm 358 Cancer Research Building
901.448.3334
Nursing Science Carolyn Graff, PhD
182 Boling Center
901.448.6544
Pharmaceutical Sciences Hassan Almoazen, PhD
327C Johnson Building
901.448.7533
Pharmacology Edwards Park, PhD
302 Crowe Building
901.448.4779
Speech and Hearing Science Devin Casenhiser, PhD
548 South Stadium (Knoxville)
865.974.1808
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Gerard Zambetti, PhD
MS 340 Room D4063C
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105.3678
901.595.3429

The faculty are responsible for establishing and maintaining a standard of excellence for graduate work within the College. Therefore, appointment to the College is required before a faculty member may (1) direct a graduate course and serve on thesis or dissertation committees or (2) supervise the research of students working toward degrees awarded through the CGHS. The Credentials Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for appointment to the faculty and recommending appointments to the Graduate Studies Council.

The Credentials Committee meets at least twice a year, in the Fall and Spring terms, to review faculty applications to be credentialed by the College to teach courses, sit on student committees, and to direct students' thesis and dissertation research. The Committee meets on an ad hoc basis, as necessary. The meeting is in the conference room at the College office, Suite 807, 920 Madison Ave.

Health Professions Open
Anatomy and Neurobiology Michael J. Herr, PhD
522 Link Building
901.448.1058
Epidemiology Open
Health Outcomes and Policy Research Open
Molecular Sciences David R. Nelson, PhD
101B Molecular Sciences
901.448.8303
Nursing Open
Pharmaceutical Sciences Sarka Beranova, PhD
445 Pharmacy Building
901.448.5433
Pharmacology Edwards A. Park, PhD (Committee Chair)
215S Translational Research Building
901.448.4779
Physiology Open

The Curriculum Committee advises the Graduate Studies Council on curriculum matters, including review and approval of new course proposals and new programs of study.

New graduate courses must be submitted through the Course Catalog Manager. The deadlines for submitting new course proposals are February 1 for the next Fall term, and September 1 for the next Spring term.

The Curriculum Committee meets as needed to review new course proposals, new courses, and other curricular issues. The meeting is in the conference room at the College office, Suite 807, 920 Madison Ave.

 

Committee Chair John V. Cox, PhD
101F Molecular Sciences
901.448.7080
Biomedical Sciences J. Patrick Ryan, PhD
910 Madison, Suite 1009
901.448.6411
Graduate Student Executive Committee Daniel Bastardo
bastardo@uthsc.edu
Nursing Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
920 Madison Avenue, Room 950
901.448.6250
Pharmaceutical Sciences Sarka Beranova, PhD
445 Pharmacy Building
901.448.5433
Pharmacology Fu.Ming Zhou, MD, PhD
315 Crowe Building
901.448.1779

The CGHS Advisory Board meets twice each year to provide guidance on issues of importance to the trainees and faculty in the College.

  • Bahram Dahi, PhD
  • Bailey Lipscomb, PhD
  • Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD

Last Published: Jan 9, 2020