Faculty Governance 



The faculty members of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine have certain responsibilities and privileges that operate through the system known as faculty governance. The philosophy and regulations on which faculty governance is based are in compliance with the standards set forth by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and are described in the Constitution of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The Bylaws of the Faculty are intended to supplement the Constitution.

The OUWB Faculty Handbook is written to orient members of the OUWB faculty to the school's mission, vision, values and goals, its administrative structure, organization, policies and procedures.

For more information, please contact medfacaffairs@oakland.edu.

OUWB Committees

For charges of the committees, please refer to the bylaws.

Executive Committee
  • Committee Chair: TBD

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Affairs & Professional Development
  • Christopher F. Carpenter, M.D., Stephan Sharf Interim Dean OUWB School of Medicine
Committee on Committees
  • Committee Chair: TBD

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Affairs & Professional Development
  • Christopher F. Carpenter, M.D., Stephan Sharf Interim Dean OUWB School of Medicine
Committee for Admissions
  • Committee Chair: Alan Silverman, D.O., Department of Internal Medicine

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Abhinav C. Krishnan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management
Curriculum Committee
  • Committee Chair: Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Pierre Morris, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Clinical Education
  • David Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Student Performance Review Committee (SPRC)
  • Committee Chair: James Grogan, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Robin Rivest, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (CAPT)
  • Committee Chair: J. Michael Wiater, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Affairs & Professional Development
Committee on Research
  • Committee Chair: Luca Cucullo, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Committee on Faculty Recognition
  • Committee Chair: Jickssa Gemechu, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Affairs & Professional Development
Committee on Student Awards
  • Committee Chair: Varna Taranikanti, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Berkley Browne, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Committee on Admissions Recruitment Scholarship
  • Committee Chair: Inaya Hajj Hussein, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Members:

  • Steve Collard, CMA, Vice Dean for Business and Administration
  • Abhhinav Krishnan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management
Scholarship Committee
  • Committee Chair: Abram Brummett, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Members:

  • Claus Weimann, Senior Director of Development  
Faculty Due Process Committee
  • Committee Chair: Timothy Allen, M.D., J.D., Department of Pathology

Ex Officio Member:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Affairs & Professional Development
Faculty Assembly

Responsibilities of the School of Medicine Faculty Assembly

The Faculty Assembly of the School of Medicine shall: 

  1. Advise the Dean in all matters the Dean wishes to bring before it. 
  2. Initiate proposals on all matters relevant to the general welfare of the School of Medicine. 
  3. Vote to approve or not approve recommendations presented to it. 
  4. Be consulted on all matters of academic importance to the School of Medicine. 
  5. Take such actions as are necessary to exercise responsibilities stated elsewhere in this Constitution. 
  6. Receive reports from the Dean and all standing and ad-hoc committees. 
  7. Facilitate faculty objectives in regards to instruction, research, and service programs for which the faculty of the School of Medicine is responsible.

Faculty Assembly Leadership

Sandor ShoichetPresident: Sandor Shoichet, M.D., FACP
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine

Vice President: Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D.Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Director
Population Health Informatics

Hajj HusseinSecretary: Inaya Hajj Hussein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Save the Date

Spring 2024 Faculty Assembly 
Thursday, April 11th, 2024
6–7:30 p.m.

Clinical faculty will receive 0.5 Meaningful Participation Program (MPP) service credits for attending a Faculty Assembly meeting.