Office of the Dean
O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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About the Faculty

Faculty Affairs and CEME
Our faculty members will encourage our students in transdisciplinary scholarship and serve as student mentors to prepare them as physicians of the future. Community physicians with faculty affiliations will also be partners with the School of Medicine, serving as mentors and role models to support our medical students who will serve diverse communities through the faithful execution of our mission.

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs has a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Assisting faculty with professional career development, supporting faculty careers from appointment through retirement.
  • Developing, interpreting, communicating and administering University and School of Medicine policies related to faculty employment.
  • Serving as the official resources for faculty data.
  • Overseeing and facilitating proactive administration of all aspects of policies and processes relating to faculty recruitments and appointments, reappointments and promotions and other faculty employment actions.
  • Ensuring the auditing and compliance of the School of Medicine's Meaningful Participation program.
  • Updating faculty publications such as the Faculty Handbook, Bylaws of the Faculty and the Constitution.


Center for Excellence in Medical Education
The mission of Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) is to foster a culture of excellence among the OUWB School of Medicine basic science and clinical faculty members through focused faculty development activities with a shared commitment to better educate tomorrow’s physicians.

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Faculty Recognition Awards

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine honors faculty members for excellence in the achievement of our educational mission and offers four awards in recognition of faculty teaching, innovation, research, and service.

Nominations Information

Nominations are accepted and reviewed by the Committee on Faculty Recognition on an annual basis and awards will be presented at the convocation each spring.

Award Information

Basic Science Educator of the Year

Clinical Educator of the Year

Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award

Excellence in Service Award

2016 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D. and Samia Ragheb, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Science Educator - Bhavinkumar Dalal, M.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - Victoria Lucia, Ph.D.
  • Service - Asha Shajahan, M.D., M.B.A.

2015 Awardees

  • Basic Science Educator - Inaya Hajj Hussein, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Science Educator - Sunitha Santhakumar, M.D.
  • Educational Innovation/Research - Jason Wasserman, Ph.D.
  • Service - Stephen Loftus, Ph.D., D.D.S.