Research and Scholarly Awards Committee

Research and Scholarly Awards Committee (RSAC)

The Research and Scholarly Awards Committee (RSAC) provides research support to the Heritage College faculty to enhance research activity and to increase competitiveness for funding from external grant agencies.  Proposals are reviewed by standing RSAC committee members and ad-hoc intramural content experts.  The committee works closely with the Office of Research and Grants to stimulate research activity by our faculty.

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2019-2020 Committee Membership

Membership:

The voting membership of the Research and Scholarly Awards Committee (RSAC) shall be composed of voting faculty and  ex-officio  members as follows:

  1. Voting faculty members will be:  two (2) elected representatives from the non-clinical departments, two (2) elected representatives from the clinical departments and two (2) representatives appointed by the Executive Dean upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation.
  2. Non-voting  ex-officio  members will be:  the Director of Research Administration and the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation (except in the event of a tie wherein the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation will cast the tie-breaking vote).
  3. Administrative support will be provided by the Office of Research and Grants.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, the Executive Dean shall designate a voting faculty member to serve as chairperson annually.
Committee Responsibilities:

The Committee will be advisory to the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and, in turn, the Executive Dean.  The RSAC shall foster and cultivate a dynamic and interactive intramural research environment by:  reviewing proposals and allocating internal resources in support of faculty research projects through administration of the college's internal awards program; supporting biomedical, basic, translational, clinical and social science pilot and feasibility studies; and positioning Heritage College faculty to be more competitive for external funding.

 

Voting Members, 2019-2020 Representation Term
Leslie Consitt, PhD, Chair Non-Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/21 (E)
Emily Guseman, PhD Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/20 (A)
Fran Wymbs, PhD Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/21 (A)
Yuanjie Mao, MD Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/21 (A)
Zelalem Haile, PhD Non-Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/21 (E)
Erin Murphy, PhD Non-Clinical 1st Term Ends 6/30/21 (E)
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members    
Darlene Berryman, PhD, RD, LD Associate Dean for Research and Innovation N/A
Jessica Wingett, MA Director of Research Administration N/A
Administrative Support    
Dina Russell Administrative Specialist N/A