CMB Committees

CMB Graduate Program Standing Committee Membership 2016

The CMB Program relies on the efforts of Faculty and Students on five committees to support the program and determine its direction. The current members of each committee and their roles are described below.

Executive Committee

Members

Howard Liber (ERHS, CVMBS) – Chair & Program Director
Carol Wilusz (MIP, CVMBS) – Associate Director
Tiffany Weir (FSHN CVMBS)
Debbie Crans (CHEM, CNS)

Roles & Responsibilities

Advises the Program Director regarding the broad policy and plans of the program.
Approves new members of the Program.
Approves curricular changes.

Academic Committee

Members

Carol Wilusz (MIP, CVMBS) – Chair, Associate Director
Doug Thamm (CS, CVMBS)
Deb Roess (BMS, CVMBS)
Karyn Hamilton (HES, CHHS)
Hailey Conover (student)
Dayton Pierce (student)

Roles & Responsibilities

Oversees preparation and distribution of promotional material and websites describing the program
Formulates and reviews entrance requirements
Evaluates student performance in courses and progress towards the degree
Recommends policy and curricular changes to the Executive Committee

Admissions Committee

Members

J. Lucas Argueso (ERHS, CVMBS) – Chair
Ben Miller (HES, CHHS)
Mark Brown (CS, CVMBS)
Dawn Duval (CS, CVMBS)
Alissa Williams (student)
James Curlin (student)

Roles & Responsibilities

Evaluates applicants for graduate study
Participates in recruiting activities
Selects candidates for offers of admission and financial support

Research & Outreach Committee

Members

Tiffany Weir (FSHN, CHHS) – Chair
Debbie Garrity (Biology, CNS)
Chris Gentile (FSHN, CHHS)
Jozsef Vigh (BMS, CVMBS)
Dawn Hajdu (student)
Platon Selemenakis (student)

Roles & Responsibilities

Plans and organizes the Annual CMB Poster Symposium
Publicizes the accomplishments and activities of CMB Program Members
Encourages and supports CMB student outreach

Seminar Committee

Members

Debbie Crans (CHEM, CNS) – Chair
Claudia Wiese (ERHS, CVMBS)
Noreen Reist (BMS, CVMBS)
Fred Hoerndli (BMS, CVMBS)
Kaitlin Doucette (student)
Sarah Kane (student)

Roles & Responsibilities

Identify and approve speakers for the seminar series
Work with program coordinator to schedule seminars within the budget
Actively participate in the seminar series
Grade and provide feedback on student reports on seminars