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.

2023 BSD Distinguished Faculty Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Annual Distinguished Faculty Recognition Awards

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

Kimberly L McGee, AM, LSW | Associate Director, Faculty Affairs

Our mission is to support faculty in their academic pursuits and to create an optimal environment for their professional development. We accomplish this by providing programs and activities related to clinical care, research, education and community service. 

Mission Statement

Office of Faculty Affairs

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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.