Faculty Affairs

Welcome from Director of Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs supports and advocates all faculty member’s professional growth and career development by acting as a liaison for oversight and governing all faculty-related activities, policies, and structure.

SIU SOM has been one of the best quality and innovative medical education programs nationally and internationally. Faculty at SIU SOM is the change agent to make this happen and plays a significant role in meeting the medical school’s mission.  

Director of Faculty Affairs Heeyoung Han, PhD



Our Vision

“You, as a human being and faculty, thrive in your academic career at SIU SOM and beyond.” 

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Guiding philosophy for the vision

  • We recognize and value your being as a whole self in supporting your professional work and growth. 
  • We see all faculty at any level should have opportunities to grow professionally. 
  • We have a holistic approach to achieving the vision by supporting faculty career journeys and success at individual, organizational, and community levels. 

Latest articles

Ellsworth lab

SIU medical researchers seek causes, solutions for pituitary-related conditions

About one in 4,000 children are born with a deficiency of one or more pituitary hormones that results in a wide variety of health issues. Dr. Buffy Ellsworth at SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale is part of an extensive $2.77 million multi-university grant-funded research project to unravel the mystery of how congenital hypopituitarism (CH) occurs.
Dr. Chris McDowell

Chris McDowell named Executive Associate Dean of SIU Medicine

Dr. Chris McDowell has been named the new Executive Associate Dean of SIU School of Medicine. He is an alumnus of the school (Class of 2005), chair of Emergency Medicine, an associate professor and the medical director for the Memorial Learning Center.