PRESENT: Drs. Allen Spiegel, Edward Burns, Jeffrey Segall, Elyse Sussman, Aviv Bergman, John Blanchard, Harris Goldstein, Susan Horwitz, Todd Olson, Ellie Schoenbaum, Sonja Shaetzlein, Pamela Stanley, Jonathan Warner, Stephen Baum,
EXCUSED: Nathanial Swinburne
ABSENT: Victor Schuster
GUEST: Ms. Shelly Motzkin
The minutes of the June 29, 2011 meeting were approved.
The council members discussed successes and plans for the future, including new grants, collaborations, the white coat ceremony, and upcoming renewals of important grants. Racheline Habousha has been selected as the new library director after a national search. Increasing the potential for enhancing interactions and collaborations, especially for new grant opportunities, is a priority. Concerns about potential changes in the graduate program were expressed.
The new chief operating officer of Montefiore will be Dr. Ozuah, chair of pediatrics. A search for a new chair of pediatrics will be initiated.
A letter from the basic science chairs regarding the graduate program was described. There will be further discussions on the financial aspects of the graduate program.
The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.
Jeffrey E. Segall, Ph.D.
Speaker, Einstein Senate