I just want to give my super congratulations to Lisa Cain, our highly esteemed KBNF Research Chair and Board Member for her new appointment, Faculty Senate Chair, University of Texas Medical Branch. Well done dear Lisa. We are sooooo proud of you.
Announcing the new Faculty Senate Chair-Elect, Dr. Lisa Cain, effective September 1, 2012
|Lisa Diann Cain, Ph.D. received a BS in biology from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, a Ph.D. in anatomy from University of Mississippi Medical Center and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology; Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. She is a 2007 graduate of UTMB Health’s Scholars in Education Program. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosciences and Cell Biology, Associate Member of the Institute for Medical Humanities and Director of the Medical School Enrichment Programs at UTMB Health. Dr. Cain has been active in both the education and research mission of UTMB Health. As an educator she was a course co-director for cell biology course in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and has been an instructor in the Gross Anatomy and Radiology Course since 1992. Dr. Cain spent many years as a researcher investigating cholinergic neuron survival and agents that protect spinal cord neurons against the effect of glutamate toxicity and other insults. As Director of the Medical School Enrichment Programs, she is responsible for implementing research and medical school preparatory academic programs, for maintaining contractual partnerships with six undergraduate universities in the state of Texas and for implementing partnerships with four community organizations. Dr. Cain has rendered outstanding service to UTMB Health. She served as chairperson of the Committee for Diversity in Graduate Education and was the organizer of the UTMB’s Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 1993-1998. She has served as Vice Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Medicine and is an Osler Student Society Mentor, Director of the Aerospace Medicine Track, a UTMB Health Council Member for the Joint Medical School Admissions Program, a member of the Medical School Admissions Committ! ee, the Educational Research Committee, the International Oversight Committee and The President’s Cabinet. Dr. Cain is chair of the Academic and Administrative Committee of UTMB Health’s Faculty Senate. In addition to her duties at UTMB, she is involved in national and international affairs involving education and research and has established educational and research collaborative networks in Paris, Ghana, Eritrea and Canada. She is the recipient of many honors and awards.
Monique R. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Director of HIV Pathogenesis Laboratory
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Co-Director of Medical Student Summer Research Program
University of Texas Medical Branch