EDR: Executive Dean for Research

Research Cabinet Members

The Research Cabinet is an advisory group of faculty and administrators who meet with the Executive Dean for Research (EDR) monthly. Agenda items include presentations of new initiatives, discussions of research issues, and review of proposed changes in the research arena.

Research Cabinet Membership

Carl I. Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACS
Professor of Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery; Executive Dean for Research

R. Grace Zhai, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Senior Associate Dean for Basic Science Research

Faculty Members

Maria T. Abreu, MD
Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center; Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology;
Professor of Medicine; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Eduardo Alfonso, MD
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology; Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Daniel Armstrong, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Pediatrics; Director, Mailman Center for Child Development; Interim Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

Michael Benatar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neuromuscular Medicine

Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Associate Professor and Chief of Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

John L. Bixby, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Neurological Surgery; Vice Provost for Research

Richard Bookman, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD
Professor, Medicine; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Sylvia Daunert, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD
Professor, Neurological Surgery; Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA
Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine; Director and Chair, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center

Joshua Hare, MD
Professor, Medicine; Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI)

Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director of the CTSI’s Network Capacity Program; Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at UHealth Tower

Norma Kenyon, PhD
Professor, Surgery; Chief Innovation Officer

Erin Kobetz, PhD
Professor, Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparities

David Lee, PhD
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; Chair of Graduate Programs

Xue Zhong Liu, MD, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology

Stephen D. Nimer, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Savita Pahwa, MD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology (Pediatrics and Medicine); Director, Miami CFAR (Center for AIDS Research)

Ana M. Palacio, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director of Latin American Programs, Department of Public Health Sciences

Margaret Pericak-Vance, PhD
Professor, Human Genetics; Director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG)

Vittorio Porciatti, DSc
James L. Knight Professorship in Ophthalmology; Director and Vice Chair of Research of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Vision Research Center at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Camillo Ricordi, MD
Professor and Center Director of the Diabetes Research Institute

Ralph L. Sacco, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Pedro Salas, MD, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology

Ashok Saluja, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Surgery; Senior Associate Dean for Research Innovation

Mario Stevenson, PhD
Professor of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; Director of the HIV/AIDS Institute

Francisco Vega, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical; Director of the Division of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Vice Chair of Translational Research; Director of Tissue Bank

Omaida Velazquez, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Center for Therapeutic Innovation

David Watkins, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Roy Weiss, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Medicine

Jonelle Wright, PhD
Research Associate Professor CTSI

Stephan Zuchner, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics

Staff Members

Barbara A. Cole
Associate Vice President, Office of Research Administration (ORA)

Cynthia Gates
Executive Director, HSRO, Vice Provost for Research

Support Staff

Yeimy Alfonso
Manager, Finance, Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR)

Sheela Dominguez
Executive Director, Strategic Operations, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

William Hodkinson
Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs, Research Development & Support (RDS)

Mary Palmer
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR)

Daru Ransford
Executive Director, Business Operations, Clinical and Translation Science Institute (CTSI)

Patricia Wahl
Director, Business Operations, Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR)

Eric D. Winter
Director of Business Operations & Finance, Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR)

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