Dr. Shellie Williams, MD, for accepting The 2022 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Foundation Physician Awards

This prestigious, nationwide honor recognizes Dr. Williams – and The University of Chicago – for her leadership in advancing what is being done for patients and their families in the communities we serve and for serving as a model of good medicine for other physicians. The Dr. Richard Payne Leadership Award honors physicians who work with vulnerable and/or underserved populations.

Please join us in acknowledging the following 2021-2022 faculty, resident, and student Teaching Award recipients, for their extraordinary teaching talents!

Pritzker Faculty Physician Peer Role Model Award

Alisa McQueen, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Resident Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Brenda Auffinger, MD (Department of Neurology)

Nia Foney, MD (Department of Pediatrics)

Alessandra Hirsch, MD (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Julia Thomas, MD’21 (Department of Surgery)

Jhonatan Marte, MD’21 (Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience)

Eric Sweeney, MD (Department of Anesthesia)

Asha Mannancheril, MD (Department of Medicine – NorthShore)

Alejandro Plana, MD’20 (Department of Medicine)

Congratulations to the 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award Winners

The BSD Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) has been honoring fellow faculty members for their contributions to our collective missions of excellence in education, research, diversity and inclusion, program innovation, service to the community and patient care.

Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews, receives the Society of University Surgeons’ 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award one of the most cherished and prestigious honors bestowed upon academic surgeons.

Welcome to the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Office of Faculty Affairs website. The OFA at its foundation is here to support faculty at all stages of career development across the Biological Sciences Division.  This website includes information about programs and resources. The OFA website links to other important resources and opportunities across campus.

Whether you are new to the University, or have been here for many years, it is our goal to ensure you are aware of all of the opportunities and to support the important work you do each day: teachings, mentoring, delivering clinical care, and developing outstanding research programs. We are also here to listen and respond to faculty ideas and concerns, complementing the work of the Faculty Advisory Committee, Chairs and Section Chiefs. We welcome your feedback and ideas as we continue to develop the office and this website.

Working Group on Basic Science Faculty Diversity

The OFA has convened a faculty working group with the goal of developing understanding and practical guidance.

BSD Faculty Engagement Taskforce

Creating an environment that our physicians find supportive and that allows them to meet their professional goals, clinical duties, and academic aspirations is among the highest institutional priorities.

BSD Faculty Accolades

Four individuals from the Biological Sciences Division were among the 21 faculty members at the University of Chicago to receive named or distinguished service professorships.

Jing Chen, PhD

Jing Chen, PhD, has been named the Janet Davison Rowley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Roberto Lang, MD

Roberto Lang, MD, has been named the A.J. Carlson Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA, has been named the Catherine Lindsay Dobson Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, has been named the first AbbVie Foundation Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


BSD and University Work-Life, Benefits, Research Resources, and more

BSD Office of Academic Affairs

Provides resources for faculty and other academic appointees as they develop their academic programs at the BSD.

Office of the Provost

Supports the University of Chicago’s community of scholars, their shared ideals, and the core values that make the University a singular intellectual destination.

BSD Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Exists to support the diversity of identities, beliefs, and ethnicities of the faculty, students, and staff affiliated with the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.