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President's Top 5

Every month, Peter Winsauer, President of the Faculty Assembly, picks the top 5 issues discussed at the Faculty Assembly meeting.


January 5, 2017

1. Reorganization of the Dean's office

2. LCME re-accredidation

3. Appointment and promotions process

4. L1 and L2 curriculum

5. Faculty Assembly Awards

Dean's Quote of the Month

Every month the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee meets with Dean Nelson to discuss issues that are important to LSUHSC-SOM faculty. This month, in a discussion about our efforts to acheiving our collective goals of excellence in patient care and research, Dean Nelson said,


"The opportunity to grow, expand and succeed is greater now than in any time in recent history."

2016 Faculty Assembly Award Winners

2015 Outstanding Mentor

Dr. Sunyoung Kim - Biochemistry

2015 Oustanding Service to the Institution

Dr. Robin English - Pediatrics

2015 Outstanding Service to the Community

Dr. Suresh Alahari - Biochemistry

2015 Outstanding Young Faculty Member

Dr. Scott Edwards - Physiology

2016 Copping Award Winners

Clinical Science Teaching Award

Dr. Bennet deBoisblanc - Medicine

Basic Science Teaching Award

Dr. Theodore Weyand - Cell Biology & Anatomy

Current Agenda

Next Meeting:

April 6, 2017: Agenda



Time and Place:

4pm - Conference Rm 7

6th Floor, Lions Bld

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Summer 2016


Dear LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Faculty and Visitors:

Welcome to the School of Medicine (SOM) Faculty Assembly website.The Assembly is composed of 34 Delegates that are elected by full-time clinical and basic science faculty within the SOM. The Delegates serve the SOM faculty by representing them as a collective voice to both the Administration of the SOM and the entire LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). To accomplish this purpose, the Assembly has regularly scheduled meetings and works closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine. The Assemly also elects 8 Senators to represent the SOM faculty and Assembly on the Faculty Senate of the LSUHSC. Assembly meetings are open to all faculty of the SOM and approved Minutes are posted on this website. Faculty are encouraged to participate in Assembly activities by attending meetings and/or identifying issues of interest. This can be done by attending a meeting in person, via a Delegate, or the link on the righ-hand side of this website page. The list of Assembly Delegates can be found on this website under the "Roster" tab.

This year, the Faculty Assembly anticipates working on a number of initiatives, including:

  • Faculty Forward and the resulting survey data
  • The upcoming LCME site visit
  • Curriculum renewal and its introduction to the L2 class
  • Updating the SOM five-year Strategic Plan

As in previous years, we also look forward to recognizing outstanding faculty in our school through the Faculty Assembly Awards for Outstanding Service to the Institution, Outstanding Service to the Communitee, Outstanding Accomplishment by a Young Faculty Member, and Outstanding Mentor. Nominations for these awards are generally solicited during the spring semester.

In summary, we are proud to serve the SOM faculty as their voice to the administration and welcome participation by all faculty members. We hope to hear from you about your ideas. Please continue to visit this webpage for updates on the Assembly's work.


Peter Winsauer, Ph.D.

President, Faculty Assembly 2016-2017
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
School of Medicine
LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans


2016 Faculty Assembly Award Winners, presented by Dr. Peter Winsauer:


                Outstanding Mentor                           Outstanding Service to the Institution

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                 Dr. Sunyoung Kim                                                 Dr. Robin English


 Outstanding Serviceto the Community           Outstanding Young Faculty Member

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              Dr. Suresh Alahari                                               Dr. Scott Edwards