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Next Meeting:

October 7, 2021



Time and Place:

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2021-2022 Faculty Assembly President Message


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 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 regularly scheduled meetings and works closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine. In addition, 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:

  • Improving Communication and Collaboration through Departments
  • Addressing issues impacting basic science and clinical faculty that arise throughout the year
  • Continuation of Faculty Assembly Awards in which the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Faculty Assembly recognize SOM faculty for Outstanding Service to the Institution, Outstanding Service to the Community, serving as an Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Accomplishment by a Junior Faculty Member. 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, monthly Assembly meetings are being held 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!


Pinki K. Prasad, MD, MPH

President of Faculty Assembly (2021-2022)


2021 Faculty Assembly Award Winners


Outstanding Mentor                                      Outstanding Service to the Institution

Nicholas Gilpin, PhD                                     Michael Hagensee, MD, PhD

Department of Physiology                             Department of Int Med-Infectious Disease



Outstanding Service to the Community         Outstanding Junior Faculty Member

 S. Amanda Dumas, MD                                Sonya Van Nuland, PhD

 Department of Pediatrics                              Department of Cell biology & Anatomy


Outstanding Service to Faculty Assembly

Michael Levitzky, PhD

-Faculty at LSUHSC since 1975

-Professor of Physiology since 1985

-Faculty Assembly Planning Committee, 1985-1987

-Delegate of Faculty Assembly 1987-1994, 1995-1998, 1999-2008, 2009-2021

-Secretary, 1989-1991

-President-elect, 1991-1992, 2012-2013

-President, 1992-1993, 2013-2014

-Executive Board, 1989-1993, 2012-2014