School of Medicine

Faculty Assembly

President's Top 4

Every month, Dr. Sanjay Kamboj, President of the Faculty Assembly, picks the top 4 issues discussed at the Faculty Assembly meeting.

1. Updates from Dr. DiCarlo

2. Updates on Department Chair Searches and Chancellor search

3. Update from the Faculty Senate, Assembly Executive Dommittee, and SOM Administrative Council

4. Update on MEB and CALS renovation and progress 

Dean's Quote of the Month

Every month the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee meets with Dean DiCarlo 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, Interim Chancellor Nelson said,

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

Congratulations to our 2024 Faculty Assembly Award Winners!

Outstanding Mentor

Erich Conrad, MD (Department of Psychiatry)


Outstanding Service to the Institution

Judy Crabtree, PhD (Department of Genetics)


Outstanding Service to the Community

Jennifer Creedon, MD (Department of Psychiatry)


Outstanding Junior Faculty Member

Catherine Hudson, MD (accepted by a faculty member from her department, Department of Gastroenterology) 


Outstanding Service in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Discrimination Efforts

Sebastian Del Corral Winder, PsyD (Department of Psychology)


2023 Copping Award Winners

Clinical Science Teaching Award

Victoria Burke, MD (Associate Professor, Department of Medicine)

Basic Science Teaching Award

Jason Gardner, PhD (Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy)


2023-2024 Faculty Assembly President Message


Sanjay Kombaj
Welcome to the School of Medicine (SOM) Faculty Assembly website! The Assembly is composed of 38 Delegates that represent SOM Clinical and Basic Science faculty and who were elected by SOM faculty. 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 monthly scheduled meetings and works closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine. Furthermore, the Assembly elects 8 Senators to represent the SOM faculty and Assembly on the Faculty Senate of the LSUHSC.

Faculty Assembly meetings are open to all faculty of the SOM and approved Minutes are posted on this website. SOM 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 right-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:

  1. Medical Education Building (MEB) Renovation project updates
  2. Center for Advanced Learning an Simulation (CALS) updates and finalization as we transition to this new learning facility 
  3. Updating the faculty on the LCRC relationship with LSU, local institutions, and the state
  4. Staying connected and informed of the search for the new Chancellor 
  5. Finally, improving Communication and Collaboration through Departments and addressing issues impacting basic science and clinical faculty that arise throughout the year

We will continue with the tradition of giving Faculty Assembly Awards in which the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Faculty Assembly recognize SOM faculty. These awards include for Outstanding Service to the Institution, Outstanding Service to the Community, Outstanding Mentor, Outstanding Accomplishment by a Junior Faculty Member and Outstanding Service in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and anti-discrimination efforts.  Nominations for these awards are solicited during the spring semester each year.

The Delegates of the Faculty Assembly are proud to serve the SOM faculty as their voice to the administration and welcome participation by all SOM faculty members. We hope to hear from you about your ideas. At this time, Assembly meetings are being held on first Thursday of the month via Zoom. If you would like to attend an Assembly meeting, please contact us at for information.

Please continue to visit this webpage for updates on the Assembly's work. We look forward to working with the SOM faculty!

Sanjay Kamboj, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Allergy and Immunology

Faculty Assembly President

Current Agenda


Next Meeting:
August 1, 2024
Time and Place: 

Hybrid meeting:

Zoom 976 0966 4554


In-person CALS Rm 6233, large conference room in Psychiatry dept


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