Five DOM Faculty Elected to Six Posts on UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2018-19 Committees

Drs. Jen Cook, Janet Funk, Reza Movahed, Afshin Sam and Rachna Shroff picked for COM-T committeesFive faculty members from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine were among 48 UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty elected to 16 committees for the college for the 2018-19 academic year.

In addition, with all ballots tallied, all proposed changes to the COM-T P&T Guidelines for promotion and tenure were approved by the college. This includes:

  • Revision of name change from College of Medicine to College of Medicine – Tucson – 83% approved
  • Incorporation of references to career track/non-tenure eligible faculty or tracks – 85% approved
  • Addition of criteria on the Scholarship of Engagement – 81% approved
  • Addition of Appendix G, which presents examples of scholarship of engagement activities that will contribute to promotion – Approved 84%

Committee Election Results

Two-hundred-twenty-five people voted for the 145 faculty members nominated for COM-T committee openings. Following are results for DOM faculty members (with their home division in parentheses):


Admissions Committee
Rachna Shroff, MD
 (Hematology & Oncology) — 1-year term ending 6/2019

Continuing Medical Education
Afshin R. Sam, MD  (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine) — re-elected to 3-year term ending 6/2021

Honor Code Committee
M. Reza Movahed, MD, PhD (Cardiology) — 3-year term ending 6/2021     

Student Appeals Committee
M. Reza Movahed, MD, PhD (Cardiology) — 2-year term ending 6/2020

Student Progress Committee
Jennifer L. Cook, MD (Cardiology) — 1-year term ending 6/2019


Dean’s Research Council
Janet L. Funk, MD (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism) — 5-year term ending 6/2023

You can find all updated committee membership lists posted on the COM Faculty Affairs webpage under "Faculty Governance Committee List Details."

Release Date: 
06/12/2018 - 5:00pm
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