Physiology Research Committee

 Mission Statement
The purpose of this Committee is to identify and implement creative solutions to enhance departmental research success.  To this end, the committee (i) organizes collegial grant peer review and work-in-progress presentations, (ii) designs and maintains research-related elements of the Physiology Department website, and (iii) identifies common equipment and maintenance contract purchases to maximize scientific productivity.  The committee also organizes a biennial research retreat that focuses upon successful grant writing, inter-laboratory collaboration, emerging scientific techniques, and university Core services. As funds are available, the committee develops and oversees policies for initiatives such as pilot project funding.  

 

Members:

Physiology Research Committee Commission
Department of Physiology
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

Committee Name
Physiology Research Committee

Purpose Statement
The purpose of this committee is to identify and implement creative solutions to enhance departmental research success. 

Membership
The committee will be composed on the following members:

Director of Research.  This individual will be an Associate or Full Professor with a primary appointment in the department.  They will be appointed by the Department Chair and will serve as the Committee Chair.  The Chair may serve a term of 4 years which may be renewed.

Committee Members.  The committee will consist of at least 6 primary appointed faculty of the department.  Members may serve a term of 4 years which may be renewed.   The Departmental Chair will appoint members at the recommendation of the Committee Chair.  Membership preference will be toward faculty with a specific interest in research and who are not committed to another departmental committee.  Rotation of committee members will occur at the beginning of each academic year. 

The committee will be supported by a department administrative staff member.  The staff member will be responsible for distributing agendas ahead of the meeting, taking minutes, and facilitating the distribution of minutes within a week of the meeting.

Frequency of Meetings
As frequently as needed, but no less than once per semester

Responsibilities
(i)                  Organizes collegial grant peer review and work-in-progress presentations through GIPS and WIPS; attends these events
(ii)                Identifies and has oversight of common equipment and maintenance contract purchases to maximize scientific productivity
(iii)               Nominates faculty for research awards at the college, university, or national level
(iv)              Works with department administrative staff to maintain and renew research tab of the Physiology webpage 
(v)                Contributes to the planning and execution of the biennial Research Retreat

Faculty Approval Date:
February 20, 2018

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