Standing Committees

 

The Conflict of Interest Faculty Advisory Committee (COI-FAC)

The Conflict of Interest Faculty Advisory Committee (COI-FAC) is an advisory committee reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine. The mission of the COI-FAC is four-fold: (1) To guide and oversee the Penn Medicine conflict of interest policies and practices, (2) to formally review individual cases where a Penn Medicine faculty member has allegedly failed to properly disclose extramural activity or otherwise comply with regulations related to extramural activities and to formulate a recommendation on restrictions and/or sanctions for consideration by the Dean/Executive Vice President, (3) to provide faculty under review with a peer-based forum to directly participate in the COI-FAC evaluation process, and (4) to provide the faculty at large with an open forum for discussion of Penn Medicine conflict of interest policies.

2016 Committee Membership

Glen Gaulton, PhD - Co-Chair 

Vice Dean

Director, Center for Global Health

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Peter Quinn, DMD, MD - Co-Chair 

Vice Dean for Professional Services, PSOM and SVP for CPUP, UPHS

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Pharmacology, Penn Dental Medicine

George Costarelis, MD

Professor and Chair, Dermatology

Lee Dobkin, Esq.

Deputy General Counsel for the University

Chief Counsel for Penn Medicine

Caryn Lerman, PhD

Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives, PSOM

Laurie Loevner, MD

Professor, Radiology (HUP)

Daniel Rader, MD

Professor and Chair, Genetics

Brian Sennett, MD 

Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

Nancy Speck, PhD 

Professor and Chair, Cell and Developmental Biology

Ex-Officio

Kelly Curran, Esq. 

Compliance Attorney, PSOM

Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Elizabeth Johnston

Executive Director, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania

Victoria Mulhern

Executive Director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Susan R. Passante

Senior Executive Director, Research and Research Training

Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer

Staff Support

Susan R. Passante

Senior Executive Director, Research and Research Training

Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer

Charter

COI-FAC Charter


The School of Medicine Animal Research Committee (SOMARC)

The School of Medicine Animal Research Committee (SOMARC) was established in 2004 to ensure faculty representation in School and institution-wide decisions regarding the management and operation of animal facilities. The SOMARC is comprised of faculty who have extensive experience in animal research. The committee is charged with developing policy and procedural recommendations for implementation by the PSOM and ULAR. Members represent both users of large and small animals, as well as each PSOM animal facility. Ex officio members include senior University and ULAR leadership.

Please direct all questions regarding the School of Medicine Animal Research Committee to the Associate Dean for Animal Research.

2016 Committee Membership

Stuart Isaacs, MD

Chair Associate Dean for Animal Research

Associate Professor, Medicine 

Marisa Bartolomei, PhD

Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD

Professor, Cancer Biology

Yale Cohen, PhD

Chair, Intitutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology

Robert Gorman, MD

Professor, Surgery

R. Christopher Pierce, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Louis Soslowsky, PhD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

James M. Wilson, MD, PhD 

Professor, Medicine 

Ex-Officio

Derrick A. Dow

Associate Director, Husbandry and Facilities, ULAR

Diane J. Gaertner, DVM, ACLAM 

Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources

Gregory Reinhard, MBA, DVM, DACLAM

Director, Office of Animal Welfare

Phillip Scott, PhD

Associate Dean for Research School of Veterinary Medicine

Abigail L. Smith, AB, MPH, PhD 

Associate Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources

Staff Support

Susan R. Passante

Senior Executive DirectorOffice of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer

Policies & Guidelines

Memorandums

PSOM Subvention of Mouse Cryopreservation Services (March 2015)


The School of Medicine Research Core Facilities Committee

The School of Medicine Research Core Facilities Committee provides oversight for the School of Medicine Research Core Facilities and is an advisory committee to the Dean through the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Research Training. The Committee assures the availability of timely, state-of-the-art scientific services and equipment to the School of Medicine research community, and approves the initiation of new core facilities, the addition of new core services and equipment, the fee structure for services, and the retirement of cores that are no longer needed.

2017 Committee Membership

Louis Soslowsky, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities for the Perelman School of Medicine 

Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Beers, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Michael Betts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Maja Bucan, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics

Roberto Dominguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology

Harry Ischiropoulos, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Pediatrics

Warren Pear, M.D., Ph.D.

Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

John Seykora, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Dermatology

James Shorter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D.

Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Nancy Speck, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

William Wunner, Ph.D.

Wistar Institute Professor of Microbiology

Ex-Officio Members

Susan Passante 

Senior Executive Director, Research and Research Training

Brian P. Wells 

Chief Technology Officer, Information Services

Danielle Rehr 

Analyst, Finance

Jiju Mathew 

Manager, Finance

Staff Support

Jenna Ruttkay

Senior Associate Director of Research Planning and Management

Jenna Roberg

Research Planning and Management Coordinator

Policies & Guidelines 

Core Research Facilities Guidelines & Operating Principles

Annual Core Report and Review Outline

New Core Proposal Outline

Outline for the Request of New Equipment by an Existing Core Facility

Outline for the Proposal of New Services by an Existing Core Facility