Executive Committee Dr. Genco works closely with the executive committee (EC), which consists of Drs. Herb Cohen, Selim Ünlü, Greg Viglianti, and Daniel Remick, Directors of Graduate Studies for the Medicine (Molecular Medicine), Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, and Pathology Departments respectively, to help BU-TPID students select appropriate course curricula and research rotations. While the BU-TPID is run with substantial input from all members, the EC will have final responsibility for all decisions pertaining to student admission and design of the training program. This committee discusses changes in policy that are then presented to the entire BU-TPID faculty. Transition of Junior faculty to full time faculty will be considered following 2 years after the first training of a student or postdoctoral fellow. In addition Junior faculty must have obtained independent funding. In addition to the Junior faculty, the addition of new Core Training Faculty to the Program will be considered at any time. Candidates (who have previously participated in various BU-TPID activities) will submit a CV to the composite training faculty and if there is substantial support (2/3 of faculty in favor) he/she will be invited to present a research seminar and then his/her admission to the BU-TPID will be discussed and voted upon. Recommendations will be made to the program faculty by the six standing committees (described below) and major policy decisions determined by a two-thirds vote of the entire faculty.
Predoctoral Admissions Committee This committee works with the individual Departments on the program to prescreen predoctoral applications, select candidates for interviews, coordinate interviews during the recruitment period, and recommend candidates for admission to the entire BU-TPID faculty. The committee is composed of directors of the graduate studies for the Departments participating in the Program and at least 2 other members of the training faculty.
Postdoctoral Admissions Committee This committee prescreens postdoctoral applications, arrange for interview/seminars, and recommend candidates for admission. The committee will be composed of the Vice Chair for education in the Department of Medicine (Dr. Angela Jackson), 2 other members of the training faculty, and one representative member of the MD fellowship specialty programs in Medicine.
Qualifying Exam Committee This committee advises students on proper format/content of qualifying proposals, evaluate written exams (research proposal), and administer the oral exam (defense of research proposal). The committee will consist of 5 members of the BU-TPID faculty. Membership on the committee will be for a 3-year term with individual members rotating off the committee on a staggered basis.
Seminar Committee This committee coordinates selection and scheduling of seminar speakers based on faculty and student recommendations.
Minority Recruitment This committee works with Dr. Linda Hyman Associate Provost of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences to increase the recruitment of underrepresented minorities.