Tenure System Faculty Advancement Committee

The Department of Medicine Tenure System Faculty Advancement Committee is dedicated to reviewing the progress and development of all junior faculty members in the Department of Medicine. The review process is meant to be a positive experience, designed to ensure that all faculty in the department are making good progress towards promotion and tenure. The committee members meet every other week to review the progress of one junior faculty member.  Each Junior faculty member presents to the committee at least one time each year as time allows.  A brief review of the major topics of research are given, including the mechanistic hypotheses underlying this research.  They are to focus the bulk of their presentation on the academic progress to date and their goals and objectives for the remainder of their time before eligibility for promotion.  They submit a list of papers submitted and in progress; grants submitted and awarded (along with major criticism for those not funded); teaching; and clinical research and practice.  Each member invites their Mentor to the meeting.  They are encouraged to express their view on anything that might be impeding their productivity, if relevant.

Tenure System Faculty Advancement Committee Members

Rhonda Kineman, PhD (Co-Chair)ProfessorEndocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Steven Dudek, MD (Co-Chair)ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy
Irena Levitan, PhDProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy
Min Joo, MDProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy
Krishnamurthy Ramaswamy, PhDProfessorGastroenterology and Hepatology
Gye Young Park, MDAssociate ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy
David Perkins, MDProfessorNephrology
Darbar Dawood, MDProfessorCardiology
Jun Sun, PhDProfessorGastroenterology and Hepatology
Waddah Alrefai, MDProfessorGastroenterology and Hepatology
Ana RicardoAssociate ProfessorNephrology
Mahesh PatelAssociate ProfessorInfectious Diseases


INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.