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Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative

Leadership

Leadership Groups

Executive Committee

The 3i Initiative Executive Committee is comprised of faculty members from key stakeholder departments in the initiative and meets semi-annually (more often as needed) to discuss high-level initiative needs. Members of this committee are department chairs, division chiefs, program directors, or other senior faculty members and investigators.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Initiative strategic planning
  • Funds flow and sustainability
  • Faculty recruitment (vetting, embedding candidates)
  • Facilitate development/advancement opportunities
  • Organizational design and infrastructure (board size, rotation, make-up)

Scientific Advisory Board

The 3i Initiative Scientific Advisory board is comprised of faculty members from key stakeholder departments within the initiative and meets  quarterly to discuss initiative efforts and activities. Members of this committee are often highly engaged faculty members from 3i departments. Key areas of focus are:

  • Initiative strategic planning Faculty recruitment (recruit/recommend potential candidates)
  • Seed grant portfolio management (review committee)
  • Invitation of guest speakers to facilitate research collaborations and grants (guest speaker visits)
  • Events, symposia, and workshops to augment research funding and collaborations across the university (event organization)
  • Assist in the formation and development of core research focus groups to target programmatic funding opportunities (research teams)

Faculty Directors

Daniel Leung

MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Ryan O'Connell

PhD

Professor of Pathology

Asssociate Director

Nicole Frank

PhD

Associate Director, Research Program Development

Executive Committee

Brian Evavold

PhD

Executive Committee Chair; Chief, Division of Microbiology and Immunology;  Professor of Pathology

Alfred Cheung

MD

Chief, Division of Nephrology; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine; Professor of Internal Medicine

Sheri Holmen

PhD

Professor of Surgery

Robert Silver

MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics/ Gynecology; Professor of Obstetrics/ Gynecology

Sankar Swaminathan

MD

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Professor of Internal Medicine

Wesley Sundquist

PhD

Chair, Department of Biochemistry; Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry

Alana Welm

PhD

Senior Directorof Basic Science at the Huntsman Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Oncological Sciences

Karen Wilcox

PhD

Chair; Pharmacology and Toxicology Department; Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Scientific Advisory Board

Anne Blaschke

MD, PHD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA

Professor of Pediatrics

Micah Drummond

PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Tracy Frech

MD, MS

Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Nels Elde

PhD

Professor of Human Genetics

June Round

PhD

Professor of Pathology

Kathryn Peterson

MD, MSCI

Professor of Internal Medicine

Scott Summers

PhD

Chair and Professor, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

Matthew Van Brocklin

PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Melodie Weller

PhD

Assistant Professor of Dentistry

Jaclyn Winter

PhD

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry