The Committee on Research will make policy recommendations related to research and the research environment in the Morsani College of Medicine. This Committee is responsible for responding to changes that may impact research in the College, as well as aiding in the development of new policies that proactively facilitate a productive research environment. The Committee shall review and develop policy recommendations that encompass research infrastructure, process and outcomes. Additionally, the Committee on Research will act as a liaison with, and provide input to, other Faculty Council Committees that impact research within the Morsani College of Medicine.
The Committee shall be composed of five members from Basic Science Departments, five members from Clinical Science Departments including one from the Lehigh Valley Partnership Campus, one member from the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and seven at-large members appointed by the Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine in consultation with the Faculty Council. A departmental chair may not serve as the chair of the Committee on Research. The Vice Dean for Research in the Morsani College of Medicine will serve on the Committee on Research as an ex-officio, non-voting member.
The Committee may establish sub-committees to assist it in its duties. These sub-committees may be composed entirely of members of the Committee on Research, members of other Faculty Council committees, or members of the Faculty at-large, depending on the charge of the subcommittee. The Vice Dean for Research in the Morsani College of Medicine may act as a non-voting member of these subcommittees.