Dean's Research Council

The Dean's Research Council (DRC) is a standing committee which advises the Dean of the College of Medicine on matters pertaining to research programs for the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Committee Rules

  1. The Chair of the Committee is the College of Medicine Deputy Dean for Research.
  2. The Council will provide a list of suggested nominees to the College of Medicine Nominating Committee.  Members of Council are elected by the voting faculty at the spring  general faculty meeting.
  3. Council members serve for a period of five years.
  4. The Council is comprised of fifteen faculty members and three ex-officio members.
  5. The three ex-officio members are the Deputy Dean for Research, the Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance, and the Director of Facilities Management.
  6. Additional members may serve at the request of the Chair as ad hoc members.
  7. The Council is supported by the College of Medicine Research Office staff. 

Composition of the Council 

  1. Membership should consist of proportional representation from departments, centers and units.
  2. Thirteen of the Council members must be senior full-time tenure track faculty at the Associate or Professor level.
  3. At least three tenure track members must be faculty from basic science departments.
  4. At least four tenure track members must be faculty from clinical science departments.
  5. Membership must include up to two members from either the clinical suffix track (Associate Professor or Professor of Clinical Department) or from the research track (Research Associate Professor or Research Professor).

Member Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Members must have a fully established and active research program and a track record of productivity.
  2. Elected Council members must show their responsibility to the committee and attend at least 60% of the meetings.  Council members will be reviewed on a yearly basis for attendance and respect for committee processes.
  3. Missing more than 40% of the meetings, either excused or unexcused, will result in dismissal from the Council.


Space Committee
The Space Committee assists the Dean and the Deputy Dean for Research in allocating space equitably, resolving space conflicts within Departments and Centers, and making long range plans to improve and expand facilities to better meet faculty and staff needs at the College of Medicine – Tucson.


Deputy Dean, Research Affairs
Room number: 3963C
(520) 626-7553

Deputy Dean for Administrative Affairs and Chief of Staff
Room number: 2205
(520) 626-3250

Associate Dean, Research (College of Public Health)
Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Health Promotion Sciences (College of Public Health)
Room number: AHSC #2351A
(520) 626-3243

Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Room number: 4320
(520) 626-6452

Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Immunobiology
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Pathology
Professor, Pediatrics
Program Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant
Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Room number: 5346
(520) 626-7053

Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Nursing and Public Health
Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science
Associate Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging
Room number: 001
(520) 626-5800

Professor, Surgery
Interim Division Chief, Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery
Chief of Staff, Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Room number: 5411B
(520) 626-5056

Professor Emeritus, Pathology

Room number: 245
(520) 626-3097

Room number: 4167A
(520) 626-4789

Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Professor, Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Professor, Physiology
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Room number: 426
(520) 626-4253