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Faculty Senate


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacology
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Senators & Officers

The Faculty Senate consists of 28 faculty members: 24 senators and four officers. Nine senators from clinical departments and nine from basic science departments represent the School of Medicine (SOM). Two senators represent the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), two senators represent faculty not billeted to USU, and two senators represent the Postgraduate Dental College (PDC). Senators serve three-year terms and are expected to represent the common good of the university rather than individual constituencies. The senate officers are the President, the President-Elect, the immediate Past President, and the Secretary-Treasurer. Each presidential officer serves a one-year term. A new President-Elect is chosen each year, and after serving in that capacity for one year, becomes the Senate President. Following that, a one-year term as immediate Past president is served. Thus, it is a three year commitment. Beginning with the 2015 election, the Secretary-Treasurer will serve a two-year term. Senate elections are held each May, and terms of office begin in July.

Officers

President
Simon Auster, MD, JD
FAM-SOM


President Elect
CDR James Palma, MD, MPH
MEM-SOM


Past President
LTC Justin Woodson, MD, MPH
MEM-SOM


Secretary-Treasurer
Lt Col Terrill L. Tops, MD
PAT-SOM

Basic Science Senators (9)
Term Ends
Robert DeFraites, MD
PMB-SOM
2017


Deborah Girasek, PhD, MPH
PMB-SOM
2017


Stephen Rothwell, PhD
APG-SOM
2017


Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD
MPS-SOM
2017


Sara Contente, PhD
PAT-SOM
2016


Joseph J Mattapallil, DVM, PhD
MIC-SOM
2016


Tracy Sbrocco, PhD
MPS-SOM
2015


LTC Amy K. Korman, PhD
PMB-SOM
2015


Yumin Zhang, PhD
APG-SOM
2015

Clinical Science Senators (9)
Term Ends
LCDR Lynn Byars, MD, MPH
MED-SOM
2017


COL Ellen Chung, MD
RAD-SOM
2017


COL Anne Warwick, MD, MPH
PED-SOM
2017


CAPT Jeff Quinlan, MD
FAP-SOM
2016


CAPT Thomas Miller, MD
FAP-SOM
2016


LTC Jon H Meyerle, MD
DER-SOM
2016


COL Louis A Dainty, MD, MBA
OBG-SOM
2016


CDR John Capacchione, MD
ANE-SOM
2016


LTC Todd Villines, MD
MED-SOM
2015

Non-Billeted Senators (2)
Term Ends
CDR Saira Aslam, MD
MED-SOM
2017


Martha Lenhart, MD, PhD
SUR-SOM
2016

Graduate School of Nursing (2)
Term Ends
Diane Seibert, PhD, ARNP, FAANP, NAP, FAAN
GSN
2017


Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN
GSN
2016

Post-Graduate Dental College (2)
Term Ends
CDR Matthew Miller, DDS
NVD-PDC
2017


CAPT Nicholas Mazzeo, DDS
NVD-PDC
2017