The Research Council at the University of Missouri School of Medicine offers faculty a forum to discuss institutional research issues and communicate them to the administration. In addition, the Research Council sponsors the School of Medicine Student Research Fellowship Program.

Research Council Membership & Guidelines

The Research Council consists of at least 15 voting members. Three members hold the following positions:

  • An associate dean responsible for research in the School of Medicine
  • Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in the Health Sciences Section
  • Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the VA Hospital

At least 15 members appointed from the Faculty Assembly of the School of Medicine must meet these requirements:

  • Appointed annually by the Dean
  • May not serve more than three consecutive years
  • Major involvement in research activity

To stagger terms, approximately one-third of Council membership is replaced each year.

Research Council Roster

Member

Department

Term Expires

Katherene Anguah, PhD

Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

6/30/23

Mirna Becevic, PhD

Dermatology

6/30/24

Shiyou Chen, DVM, PhD

Surgery

6/30/24

Carmen Cirstea, MD, PhD (Chair)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

6/30/24

Steven DeFroda, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

6/30/25

Brett Froeliger, PhD

Psychiatry

6/30/23

Ayman Gaballah, MD

Radiology

6/30/23

Margaret Lange, PhD

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

6/30/25

Guido Lastra, MD

Medicine

6/30/24

Lei Lei, MD

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health

6/30/25

Praveen Rao, PhD

Health Management & Informatics

6/30/25

Akhil Srivastava, PhD

Pathology & Anatomical Sciences

6/30/25

Esma Yolcu, PhD

Child Health

6/30/24

Scott Zawieja, PhD

Medical Pharmacology & Physiology

6/30/25

Ex-officio Members

  • William Fay, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research
  • Niels Beck, PhD, Chair, Institutional Review Board
  • Adam Whaley-Connell, DO, Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, HSTMVH

Administrative Support

Debbie Taylor, Senior Project Coordinator, Office of Research