Research

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 Dean's Research Council is chosen by the other members of the council and noted on the DRC roster. DRC Roster 2018-2019
  2. A Call for Nominations is sent to faculty in early spring.  Members of the DRC 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.
  5. The Deputy Dean for Research serves as Ex-Officio.
  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 Dean's Office. 

Composition of the Council 

  1. At least one-quarter of the members will be from basic science departments and one-quarter of the members will be from clinical departments.

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.