Priorities for 2019 include: planning strategic research initiatives and revenue strategies; developing early‐career faculty; enhancing the connection of research to training, teaching, service; advising on research goals, objectives and metrics; conducting grant review processes for Gillings Innovation Labs and limited‐submission opportunities; serving as a sounding board for the formulation of large research proposals; serving as “audience” for practice pitches and other strategic presentations; and providing feedback on new research information systems, communication tactics and other research tools. The Council meets 6-9 times a year and corresponds electronically to accomplish its tasks.
The Associate Dean for Research chairs the Research Council. Other members are faculty members, one from each department, one representing internal Centers/Institutes, one representing external Centers/Institutes and the Senior Director of Research and Innovation.
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Department of Nutrition
Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program
Rebecca Fry, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Mark Holmes, PhD, Director and Professor, Cecil B. Sheps Center
Michael Hudgens, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics
Kari North, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology
Nora Rosenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior
Raz Shaikh, PhD, Associate Professor, Nutrition
Christopher Shea, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Ilene Speizer, PhD, Professor, Maternal and Child Health
Melissa Troester, PhD, Director and Professor, Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility