4.2212 Duties and Responsibilities

The Faculty Executive Committee shall consider all matters of general concern to the Faculty. Bring before the Faculty any recommendations generated by it, by the other Standing Committees and by Special Committees of the Faculty. Make recommendations to the Faculty concerning the disposition of existing or new departments and organized divisions into groups defined in Article 4.0. Circulate to the Faculty all important motions at least two days in advance of the regular meeting of the Faculty. Act for the Faculty within the Bylaws and Regulations of the Faculty of the School of Medicine (PDF). All actions taken on behalf of the Faculty shall be reported to the Faculty at the next meeting. Appoint ad hoc committees as necessary.

The standing subcommittees of FEC include the: 

  • Admissions Committee
  • Committee for Research Affairs
  • Committee on Committees
  • Committee on Educational Policy
  • Committee on Faculty Affairs
  • Committee on Honors and Awards
  • Committee on Student Promotions

The Committee for Research Affairs and the Committee on Honors and Awards are currently accepting nominees for annual awards.

The C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, is the highest teaching award given by the School of Medicine. Created by the founding dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, this award is intended to recognize significant contributors to education. 

The award is given by the School of Medicine for the educational contributions of a faculty member over a period of a career. The successful candidates may be characterized by a trajectory of sustained significant recognitions and /or may have been previously recognized (e.g, teaching awards) for their contributions to medical education at UC Davis School of Medicine. Since one of the important factors in the selection is that the awardee is widely recognized as an outstanding teacher, the Committee on Honors and Awards welcomes nominations from multiple constituencies, such as faculty, students, and staff. 

Among the criteria used to judge nominees are:

  • command of the subject matter and the ability to relate it to the students and/or housestaff
  • ability to stimulate thought
  • ability to teach students and/or housestaff how to learn so they can develop an independent program of sustained learning
  • contribution to improved teaching
  • concern for the education and welfare of the students and/or housestaff
  • advising and mentoring
  • facilitating the educational experience of students and/or housestaff

Candidates may come from either clinical or basic science as well as administrative faculty within the School of Medicine. Teaching may include design of curricula in which the learning of all students is enhanced by sustained input into curricular development through contributions of time and skills.

Pre-proposal nomination letters of no more than two pages are being solicited from the faculty, alumni, staff, and students, and should describe the nominee’s qualifications, particularly those that set the candidate apart as a distinguished educator. Please include a Curriculum Vitae, teaching evaluations, contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and other pertinent documents. After a preliminary review, full nomination packets will be requested for the top nominees for consideration by the Committee on Honors and Awards.

The deadline for the pre-proposal nomination is February 20, 2023. Please send or email to: 

Lao Thao
Office of Medical Education
School of Medicine 
University of California, Davis
4610 X Street, Suite 2101D
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tel. 916-734-3530
email: lythao@ucdavis.edu

The recipient of the C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching will receive a plaque and a monetary honorarium, with announcement and presentation at the School of Medicine’s 2023 Senior and Faculty Awards Dinner.

Previous Recipients:
2022 Mark Henderson, M.D., M.A.C.P.
2021 Heike Wulff, Ph.D.
2020 Ted Wun, M.D., F.A.C.P.
2019 John Richards, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M.
2018 Karnjit K. Johl, M.D, F.A.C.P.
2017 Richard A. Marder, M.D.
2016 Thomas N. Blankenship, Ph.D.
2015 Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.
2014 Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.
2013 Michael S. Wilkes, M.D., Ph.D.
2012 Lavjay Butani, M.D.
2011 James E. Goodnight, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
2010 Mary K. Miller, Pharm. D., M.D.
2009 Mark Servis, M.D.
2008 Regina Gandour-Edwards, M.D.
2007 Richard Tucker, Ph.D.
2006 Douglas Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
2005 Vijaya Kumari, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
2004 Stuart Cohen, M.D.
2003 Paul G. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
2002 Ezra Amsterdam, M.D.
2001 John Anderson, M.D.
2000 James Holcroft, M.D.
1999 Arun Rangaswami, M.D.
1998 David H. Wisner, M.D.
1997 John T. Owings, M.D.
1996 Faith T. Fitzgerald, M.D.
1995 James Holcroft, M.D.
1994 F. William Blaisdell, M.D

The Hibbard Williams Award for Extraordinary Achievement recognizes contributions made to the School of Medicine’s mission that do not fall clearly into the categories of either teaching or research. This award recognizes a broad range of contributions such as public service, academic achievements that bring distinction to the university, raising its profile at a national or international level, etc. These contributions may be either singular in nature, or they may represent a long-term achievement in a particular arena. Above all, the contribution(s) must be truly exceptional. As such, the award may not be given every year, or may, on occasion, be awarded to more than one individual in a single year. Recipients of this award receive it only once. 

This award requires a 1- to 2-page pre-proposal nomination that summarizes the candidate's accomplishments, trajectory, contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and curriculum vitae. The Committee on Honors and Awards will consider all nominations. Those appearing to be of sufficient merit will trigger a request for more documentation from each of the nominators. Because the nature of the nominees’ contributions will vary, the exact nature of the documentation will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Pre-proposal nominations may be submitted to the Committee on Honors and Awards at any time; those received after the deadline will be considered in the next awards cycle. 

The deadline for the pre-proposal nominations is February 20, 2023. Please send or email to:

Lao Thao
Office of Medical Education
School of Medicine 
University of California, Davis
4610 X Street, Suite 2101D
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tel. 916-734-3530
email: lythao@ucdavis.edu

The recipient will be selected by the Committee on Honors and Awards with consultation from the Dean of the School of Medicine and announced at the School of Medicine’s 2023 Senior and Faculty Awards Dinner. This award is a plaque and monetary honorarium.
 
Previous Recipients:
2022 Timothy Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. and Randi Hagerman, M.D., F.A.A.P.
2021 Sergio Aguilar‐Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D. and Diana L. Farmer, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.
2020 Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., M.P.H.
2019 Sally Rogers, Ph.D.
2018 Klea Bertakis, M.D., M.P.H
2017 Reen Wu, Ph.D.
2016 Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
2015 Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H. and Joseph Silva, Jr., M.D., M.A.C.P.
2014 Mark J. Mannis, M.D.
2013 Kit S. Lam, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
2012 J. Nilas Young, M.D.
2011 Douglas S. Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
2010 Ezra Amsterdam, M.D. and David G. Greenhalgh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
2009 Fitz-Roy Curry, Ph.D.
2008 Robert Hales, M.D., MBA and Amparo Villablanca, M.D.
2007 Neil Flynn, M.D.
2006 Faith Fitzgerald, M.D

Since 1975, the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have supported annual awards for excellence in teaching at the UC Davis School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals. Faculty recipients receive a plaque and a generous monetary award of $1,200 each. 

There are three awards presented annually at the Senior/Faculty Awards Banquet: 

  • An award to a full-time faculty member in a basic science department. 
  • An award to a full-time faculty member in a clinical science department. 
  • An award to a member of the volunteer clinical professor (VCP) in a clinical science department. 

The VCP consists of physicians, usually in private practice, who has voluntarily donated their time and skills to assist in medical education at the UC Davis Medical Center, VA Hospital, and other affiliated hospitals. 

Undergraduate medical students, residents, and full-time faculty members are eligible to make nominations in one or more of the award categories.  

Characteristics to be considered in making nominations should include enthusiasm, sincere interest in and willingness to help students and residents, ability to motivate learning, quality of lectures and teaching aids, contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, quality of clinical (bedside) teaching, and (where appropriate) the demonstrated ability to serve as a model clinician. 

These preliminary nominations are limited to all faculty members with a record of sustained excellence (>3 years) in all phases of teaching medical students. The top three nominees in each category will be placed on a ballot and resubmitted to the students. A faculty member who has received this award in the past four years is not eligible. The recipients for the last four years are listed as follows: 

Recent recipients of Kaiser Teaching Awards

Year 

Basic Sciences 

Clinical Sciences 

Volunteer Clinical 

2019 

Hieke Wulff, Ph.D. & Paul Knoepfler, Ph.D. 

Jack MacMillian, M.D. 

x

2020 

Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D. 

Melody Hu, M.D., M.P.H. 

Jeffrey Skilling, M.D. 

2022 

Hana Anderson, Ph.D. 

Rachael Lucatorto, M.D. 

Julie Westberg, M.D. 

The generosity of the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals permits us to recognize the teaching contributions of our faculty, please carefully consider responding to this request for nominees. Nominators may nominate one candidate in each of the three categories, but nominating an individual in every category is not required. If a nominee is listed in an incorrect category by mistake, their name will be moved to the correct category. 

Access the 2023 Kaiser nomination form here (PDF).

The combined nominees received will be submitted to the student body for election of awardees in each category. 

Deadline for Nominations: March 12, 2023 

Submit the complete form to: the Committee on Honors and Awards (Attn. Lao Thao), email: lythao@ucdavis.edu  

The Joan Oettinger Memorial Award is in honor of Joan Oettinger who was a UC Davis graduate student who died of lung cancer in July 1970. Her husband, Martin, was a senior lecturer in economics at UC Davis before his death in 1986. This award is presented annually during the UC Davis School of Medicine Spring General Faculty Meeting.

Nomination Process

  1. The Joan Oettinger Memorial Award has been established in the UC Davis School of Medicine and will be given to a person or persons doing outstanding research in lung or cancer disease.
  2. The award includes a stipend of $1,200 and a certificate.
  3. Faculty, residents, and students are invited to submit the names of UC Davis School of Medicine faculty members or students they consider deserving of this award.
  4. If the nominee is a student, documentation should be provided in the form of a manuscript and personal statements by the student and preceptor of the significance of the work. The extent of the student's participation should be clearly stated. If the nominee is a faculty member, please include a curriculum vitae and additional supporting data which will assist in the Committee's evaluation.

Nominations must be submitted electronically as one PDF packet and include the following:

  1. Nomination form (available here, PDF).
  2. Statement not to exceed 500 words listing accomplishments that qualify the candidate for this award.
  3. Nominee's curriculum.
  4. Any supporting data that you feel will assist in the evaluation (reprints, reviews, etc.).

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Submit the completed packet electronically to: the Committee on Research Affairs, email: HS-FEC@ucdavis.edu

Past Joan Oettinger Memorial Award Recipients

First Name

Last Name

Degree

Dept

Year

Carroll

Cross

M.D.

Physiology and Membrane Biology

1977

Elliott

Goldstein

M.D.

 

1978

Jerold

Last

Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

1979

Demosthenes

Pappagianis

M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

1980

Jerold

Last

Ph.D.

Pappagianis

1983

Karen

Reiser

M.D.

Neurological Surgery

1984

Lucien

Jacobs

M.B.B.S.

 

1985

Robert

Rucker

M.D.

 

1986

Jerry

Lewis

M.D.

 

1987

E. Eric

Gershwin

M.D.

Internal Medicine

1988

Frederick

Meyers

M.D.

Internal Medicine

1989

Anthony

Cheung

Ph.D.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1990

Ralph

deVere White

M.D.

Urology

1991

John

Keltner

M.D.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

1992

Reen

Wu

Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

1993

Jesse

Joad

M.D.

Pediatrics

1995

David

Gandara

M.D.

Internal Medicine

1998

Albert

van der Vliet

Ph.D.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1999

Sally

DeNardo

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2000

Gerald

DeNardo

M.D.

Radiology

2000

Derick

Lau

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2001

Paul

Gumerlock

Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

2002

Susan

Murin

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2003

Robert

Weiss

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2004

Fu-Tong

Liu

M.D., Ph.D.

Dermatology

2005

Hsing-Jien

Kung

Ph.D.

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Medicine

2006

Richart

Harper

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2007

Su Hao

Lo

Ph.D.

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Medicine

2008

Scott

Hundahl

M.D.

Surgery

2009

Hongwu

Chen

Ph.D.

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Medicine

2010

Susanna

Park

M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

2011

Nicholas

Kenyon

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2012

Joshua

Fenton

M.D, Ph.D.

Family and Community Medicine

2013

Michael

Schivo

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2014

Amir

Zeki

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2014

Primo

Lara Jr.

M.D.

Internal Medicine

2015

Kermit

Carraway

Ph.D.

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Medicine

2016

Tzipora

Goldkorn

Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

2017

Angela

Haczku

M.D., Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

2018

David Diana

Cooke Miglioretti

M.D.

Ph.D.

Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

2020

2020

Arta

Monjazeb

M.D., Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology

2022

 

The School of Medicine Research Award is given to a School of Medicine faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to biomedical science and medicine through laboratory or clinical research. The awardee will receive a stipend of $350 and $15,000 for support of a research fellow. Candidates will be evaluated by the Committee for Research Affairs.

Nomination Process

  1. Nominations may be made by any member of the UC Davis School of Medicine.
  2. Any member of the Academic Federation or Academic Senate of the UC Davis School of Medicine may be nominated.
  3. The award may be made to more than one person, and more than one individual may be nominated.
  4. The Committee for Research Affairs may refrain from making an award in any given year if no nominee’s research is considered deserving of the award.
  5. The award can recognize either a single achievement or an accumulated career of excellence. However, no person may receive more than one award for the same research category.
  6. The outstanding research must have occurred during the nominee’s tenure at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
  7. Individuals not selected for the award may be nominated again in succeeding years.
  8. The award will be presented at the Spring General Faculty Meeting. 

Nominations must be submitted electronically as one PDF packet and include the following:

  1. Nomination Form (available here, PDF).
  2. Statement not to exceed 500 words listing accomplishments that qualify the candidate for the award.
  3. Nominee's curriculum.
  4. Any supporting data that you feel will assist in the evaluation (reprints, reviews, etc.).
  5. Four reference names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of distinguished researchers in the nominee’s area who can be consulted. (If possible, one or two should be UC Davis faculty members, and other nationally or internationally distinguished.)

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2023

Submit the completed packet electronically to: the Committee on Research Affairs, email: HS-FEC@ucdavis.edu

PAST SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

First Name

Last Name

Degree

Year

Robert

Traut

Ph.D.

1976

Charles

Abidgaard

M.D.

1977

Eliezer

Benjamini

Ph.D.

1977

Dean

Mason

M.D.

1978

M. Eric

Gershwin

M.D.

1979

Carroll

Cross

M.D.

1979

John

Hershey

Ph.D.

1980

Donald

Walsh

Ph.D.

1983

Murray

Gardner

M.D.

1984

M. Eric

Gershwin

M.D.

1985

Vincent

Ziboh

M.D.

1986

Charles

Halsted

M.D.

1987

Robert

Cardiff

M.D., Ph.D.

1988

Fitz-Roy

Curry

Ph.D.

1989

Jerold

Last

Ph.D.

1990

Stanley

Meizel

Ph.D.

1991

Richard

Chole

M.D., Ph.D.

1992

Blaine

Beaman

Ph.D.

1993

Eugene

Renkin

Ph.D.

1994

Reen

Wu

Ph.D.

1996

Richard

Kravitz

M.D.

1997

Irwin

Feinberg

M.D.

1998

Marc

Kaufman

Ph.D.

1999

Hanspeter

Witschi

M.D.

2000

John

Boone

Ph.D.

2001

Saul

Schaefer

M.D.

2002

Anthony

Cheung

Ph.D.

2004

Randi

Hagerman

M.D.

2004

Hsing-Jien

Kung

Ph.D.

2005

Garen

Wintemute

M.D.

2005

Kit

Lam

Ph.D.

2006

Ebenezer

Yamaoah

M.D.

2007

Sally

Rogers

Ph.D.

2008

Ezra

Amsterdam

M.D.

2010

Paul

Hagerman

M.D., Ph.D.

2011

Ralph

deVere White

M.B.B.Ch., B.A.O.

2011

Donald

Bers

Ph.D.

2012

Andreas

Baumler

Ph.D.

2013

Irva

Hertz-Picciotto

Ph.D., M.P.H.

2013

Alice

Tarantal

Ph.D.

2014

Charles

Bevins

Ph.D.

2015

Nathan

Kuppermann

M.D.

2016

Willima

Murphy

Ph.D.

2016

Diana

Miglioretti

Ph.D.

2017

Charles

DeCarli

M.D., Ph.D.

2018

Fred

Meyers

M.D., M.A.C.P.

2018

 

FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS

Name, Department and Email

Position

Group

Term                                                      


Joe Galante, M.D., FACS, M.B.A.
Surgery
jmgalante@ucdavis.edu

Chair

Surgical Clinical Sciences

2nd Term                                           

2021-2023


Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.
Pharmacology
mfnavedo@ucdavis.edu

Vice Chair

Preclinical Sciences

2nd Term                                           

2021-2023

                                                              

Maggie Khun, M.D., M.A.S.
Otolaryngology
makuhn@ucdavis.edu

Secretary

Surgical Clinical Sciences

2nd Term                                         

2021-2023

FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Paul Knoepfler, Ph.D.
Cell Biology & Human Anatomy
knoepfler@ucdavis.edu

Member

PreClinical Sciences

1st Term                                           

2022-2024


Angie Gelli, Ph.D.
Pharmacology
acgelli@ucdavis.edu

Member

At-Large Representative

 2nd Term                                         

2021-2023

                                                         

Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, M.D.
Internal Medicine
nchiamvimonvat@ucdavis.edu

Member

VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS)

1st Term                                           

2022-2024


Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.
Pediatrics
jplant@ucdavis.edu

Member

Non-Senate Representative

1st Term                                           

2022-2024

Jill Silverman, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
jsilverman@ucdavis.edu

Member

Medical Clinical Sciences

2nd Term                                         

2021-2023

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Name, Department and Email

Position

Group

Term                                                      


Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. 
Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
sxmurin@ucdavis.edu

Ex officio

Interim Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine

 N/A


Scott Fishman, M.D.
Anesthesiology and Pain
smfishman@ucdavis.edu

Ex officio

Past Chair

N/A

Gregory J Jurkovich, M.D.
Surgery
gjjurkovich@ucdavis.edu

Ex officio

Chief of Staff, UCD Medical Center

N/A

FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONTACT


Faith Mburu Mudambi 

Staff, Faculty Senate Analyst
Dean's Office
fmmudambi@ucdavis.edu