Welcome to the BSD Office of Faculty Affairs

Whether you are new to the University, or have been here for many years it is our goal to bring awareness of the opportunities for faculty and to support the important work you do each day: teaching, mentoring, patient care and developing outstanding research programs.


The Faculty Mentor Training Program focuses on effective communication, aligning expectations, equity and inclusion, mentoring for professional & career development, and supporting trainees in developing foundational skills. Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Sessions scheduled monthly via zoom from 12 PM – 1:30 PM. Session descriptions and registeration information below.

Upcoming Faculty Events

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 current programs and resources. Click on Resources to learn more about other important imformation, links and opportunities across campus.

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.

Dr. Marcelo Nobrega, MD, PhD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Marcelo Nobrega, MD, PhD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Professor at the Department of Human Genetics.

Dr. Jayant Pinto, MD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Jayant Pinto, MD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Professor of Surgery in the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Jenny Godinez, MS | Senior Director, Faculty Affairs

Jenny Godinez, MS | Senior Director, Faculty Affairs

Faculty News

Six UChicago BSD faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships

Congratulations to Mark Anderson, Shabaana A. Khader, Diane S. Lauderdale, Jeffrey Matthews, Marsha Rich Rosner, & Everett Vokes!

Dr Vineet Arora on the Role of Health Care Professionals, Medical Schools in Addressing Misinformation

Individual clinicians can lead efforts to build trust in science and distribute accurate information, but medical schools also have an important role to play in training healthcare professionals to communicate with the public, according to Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, dean...

UChicago Medicine Improves Workplace Wellbeing with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

“Access to mental health support is vital to our overall well-being,” said Dr. Murthy. “During my travels across the country as Surgeon General, I’ve heard firsthand about the mental health struggles and loneliness that people are facing. While the pandemic brought...

UChicago Medicine, Legal Aid Chicago launch bedside program to provide in-hospital legal support for trauma patients injured by violence

The University of Chicago Medicine has launched a novel program with Legal Aid Chicago, embedding two full-time lawyers within the health system’s Level 1 trauma center.

Monica Peek, MD, elected to National Academy of Medicine

Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc, the Ellen H. Block Professor for Health Justice in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

Alisa A. McQueen, MD, receives ACGME’s Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

Alisa McQueen, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine physician with Comer Children's Hospital, is a Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award recipient. The award recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency/fellowship...

Profs. Vineet Arora, MD and Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, honored for scientific and professional achievements

Profs. Vineet Arora, MD, and Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD,  of the University of Chicago have been elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, honoring their pioneering scientific and professional achievements in the field. Please read more here

Dr. John Yoon publishes paper on Intrinsic Motivation

Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, director of the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center, is a recipient of the 2018 Order of Lincoln Award. The Order of Lincoln, established in 1964 by Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner Jr., honors individuals whose “contributions...

Supporting Breastfeeding Physicians Across the Educational and Professional Continuum: A Call to Action

Better lactation policies and improving collective awareness and support for breastfeeding trainees and physicians are just two of the recommendations to stem from an Academic Medicine report highlighting the high rates of breastfeeding discontinuation for physician...

Explore our Programs

Meaning & Purpose in Medicine

Faculty Mentoring Training Program

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.