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June 14, 2012

SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted

Academic promotions have been awarded to 17 faculty members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The promotions were approved this spring by the SIU Board of Trustees and are effective July 1. [Note – faculty are in Springfield unless noted.]

Thirteen faculty members have been promoted: Amy Arai, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor of pharmacology; Dr. Mary Dobbins, from assistant professor to associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics; Wiley Jenkins, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of family and community medicine; Dr. Aziz Khan, from associate professor to professor of hematology/oncology; Dr. Janak Koirala, from associate professor to professor of infectious diseases; Dr. Tracy Lower, from associate professor to professor of pediatrics; Dr. Gurpreet Mander, from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Michelle Miner, from assistant to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Marci Moore-Connelley, from assistant professor to associate professor of family and community medicine in Carbondale; Dr. Ramzi Nicolas from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat, from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Nicole Sommer, from assistant professor to associate professor of surgery; and Rita Trammell, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of internal medicine.

Two faculty members have been promoted with tenure: Judy Davie, Ph.D., from assistant to associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in Carbondale, and Shelley Tischkau, Ph.D., from assistant to associate professor of pharmacology.

Two faculty members received tenure: Dr. John Mellinger, professor of surgery, and Gregory Rose, Ph.D., professor of anatomy in Carbondale.

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, service, research and community service. The School has more than 240 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services. The medical school works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois. Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 55 Illinois communities. For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748. Its website is www.siumed.edu.

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