Governance

  1. Medical School constitution (approved July 2021)

  2. Medical School bylaws (approved July 2021)

  3. Councils organizational chart

  4. Committees organizational chart

These documents can be found on the University's College Constitutions & Bylaws site. 

2021 Elected Faculty

Faculty members elected to councils and committees in the 2021 election: 

  • Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Council (APTC)
    • Clifford J. Steer, MD, Medicine (Tenure/Tenure-Track Seat)
    • Andrew Zinkel, MD, MBA, Emergency Medicine (Clinician Track Seat)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEIC)
    • Sarah Lacher, PhD, Biomedical Sciences
    • Jordan Lewis, PhD, MSW, Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
    • Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    • Elizabeth Rogers, MD, MAS, Medicine
    • Carrie Ann Terrell, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
  • Duluth Scholastic Standing Council (DSSC)
    • Sarah Beehler, PhD, Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
  • Medical Student Admissions Committee (MSAC)
    • Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EDD, Biomedical Sciences
    • David Hamlar, MD, DDS, Otolaryngology
    • Benjamin Clarke, MD, Biomedical Sciences
    • Mark Bixby, MD, Family Medicine & Community Health
    • Thomas Griffith, PhD, Urology
    • Janet Fitzakerley, PhD, Biomedical Sciences - Duluth Campus
    • Eduardo Medina, MD, MPH, Family Medicine & Community Health
    • Deborah Powell, MD, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • Mirna Boumitri, MD, Medicine
    • Aaron Corfield, DPPM, Orthopedic Surgery
    • Rachel Poeppelman, MD, Pediatrics
  • Medical Student Education Committee (MSEC)
    • Anthony Baughn, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology (MSTP Representative Seat)
    • Carl McGary, MD, PhD, Biomedical Sciences (Duluth Campus Seat)
  • Medical Student Scholastic Standing Committee (MSSSC)
    • William Robiner, PhD, Medicine
    • Tseganesh Selameab, MD, Medicine
    • Aubie Shaw, PhD, Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Council (RC)
    • Kris Hogquist, PhD, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • Peter Kang, MD, Neurology
    • Nichole Klatt, PhD, Surgery
    • Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, Surgery
    • Sara Zimmer, PhD, Biomedical Sciences - Duluth Campus

Governance Committees

View council and committee rosters.
Links to council and committee websites will be added as they are developed.

  • Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Council (APTC)
  • Clinician Track Promotion Committee (CTPC)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee (PandTC)
  • Council of Graduate Students (CGS)
  • Department Heads Council (DHC)
  • Basic Science Council (BSC)
  • Clinical Science Council (CSC)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEIC)
  • Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Graduate Programs Council (GPC)
  • Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Committee (BSGPC)
  • Medical Student Admissions Committee (MSAC)
  • Duluth Admissions Committee (DAC)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Steering Committee (MSTPSC)
  • Twin Cities Admissions Committee (TCAC)
  • Medical Student Education Committee (MSEC)
  • Clinical Education Committee (CEC)
  • Education Advisory Council (EAC)
  • Assessment Committee (AC)
  • Duluth Scientific Foundations Committee (DSFC)
  • Twin Cities Scientific Foundations Committee (TCSFC)
  • Medical Student Scholastic Standing Committee (MSSSC)
  • Duluth Scholastic Standing Committee (DSSC)
  • Twin Cities Scholastic Standing Committee (TCSSC)
  • Research Council (RC)
  • Duluth Faculty Council (DFC)

Resources for Committees

Faculty Assembly

The Faculty Assembly is an integral part of the Medical School. It opens doors for faculty to be engaged in its diverse affairs. Through the Faculty Assembly, faculty work collectively to pursue excellence and achieve the Medical School’s mission: to enhance the health of people by educating skilled, compassionate and socially responsible physicians.

The Faculty Assembly is responsible for all academic affairs and internal policies of the Medical School, including entrance requirements, curricula, instruction, examinations, grading, degrees and disciplinary matters not within the jurisdiction of the All-University Disciplinary Committee.

Meeting at least once a year, the Faculty Assembly also receives reports and recommendations from the various councils and committees established in the Medical School’s Constitution and Bylaws.

2018 Faculty Assembly & Vote

Faculty Advisory Council

A subset of faculty serves on the Faculty Advisory Council. It advises the dean—frequently and often on short notice—on strategic planning, short and long-term goals, Medical School programs and more.

Members of the council are Medical School faculty members from the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses who were elected by their peers to the All-University Senate. Currently, more than 40 faculty from across the Medical School and its affiliates serve on the council.

  • Responsibilities
  • Members
  • Meetings
  • Notes
  • Reports