BCOM Research Advisory Council

The BCOM Research Advisory Council (RAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the BCOM Administration on matters related to research and creative scholarship.   Specific duties of the RAC include but are not limited to:

  • Advising the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs on development of policies and guidelines for the conduct of research at BCOM.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Office of Research & Sponsored programs and the faculty Council and BCOM Research Community.
  • Assisting and advising the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the Faculty Council and BCOM Research Community.
  • Assisting the Office of Research with Review of intramural grant applications.
  • Working with the Faculty Council Research Committee to provide oversight of student research and the annual student research day.
  • Other duties/activities as appropriate.

BCOM Research Advisory Council Membership Roster 2016-17

Joseph N. Benoit, Ph.D. (Council Chair)
Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs,
Professor of Physiology & Pathology

Steven J. Ontiveros, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Faculty Council Research Committee Chair

Richard Selinfreund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology & Pathology
Faculty Council Basic Sciences Member-at-Large

Erin Palazollo, MLIS
Library Director and Professor of Medical Informatics

Tim Shipley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Immunology
Clinical Sciences Research Affinity Group Leader

Maurin Rahman
First Year Medical Student

Anthony Levatino, M.D.
Associate Professor & Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Council Clinical Sciences Member-at-Large

David L. Osborne, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Physiology & Pathology
Medical Education Research Affinity Group Leader

Michael Woods, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pathology
Basic Sciences Research Affinity Group Leader

Hugo Vilchis, M.D.
Population Health Research Affinity Group Leader

Ex-Officio Members

Jennifer Taylor (ex-officio)
Vice-President for Operations & Chief Financial Officer

Oliver Hayes, D.O. (ex-officio)
Associate Dean for Clinical Education

Robert J. Ketchum, Ph.D. (ex-officio)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Clinical Education,
Institutional Official for Research

Hugo Vilchis, M.D. (ex-officio)
Associate Dean, Population Health
Director Burrell Institute for Health Policy & Research, Population Health Research