Our Team

Dr. Ruth Anne Eatock, PhD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Ruth Anne Eatock, PhD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

pronouns: she, her, hers

Dr. Ruth Anne Eatock focuses on faculty development and mentorship for basic science faculty in BSD departments. Dr. Eatock joined the faculty in 2014 from Harvard University, where she was a Professor in the Departments of Otology and Laryngology and Neurobiology.  As Professor of Neurobiology, she studies sensory signaling in the inner ear, and is active in the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience and the Committees on Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience.

Learn More About Dr. Eatock:

·         Department of Neurobiology profile

·         Eatock Lab

·         Click here to view a selected list of Dr. Eatock’s publications

Contact Dr. Eatock at: officeoffacultyaffairs@bsd.uchicago.edu

Dr. Jayant Pinto, MD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Jayant Pinto, MD | Dean for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Pinto focuses on faculty development, mentorship, and wellness with the goal of creating an environment that fosters excellence in all missions and allows faculty members to thrive.  As Professor of Surgery in the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Pinto’s clinical practice centers on endoscopic approaches to the upper airway, including inflammatory disease and anterior skull base tumors. His research investigates risk factors for olfactory and airway disorders involving collaborations and approaches from multiple disciplines, including epidemiology, gerontology, environmental health, sociology, and genetics. 
Dr. Pinto completed his MD at Stanford University and residency and fellowship training at the University of Chicago, joining our faculty in 2004.  

Learn More About Dr. Pinto

·         Faculty Profile

·         Click here to view a selected list of Dr. Pinto’s publications

Contact Dr. Pinto at: officeoffacultyaffairs@bsd.uchicago.edu 

Hannah Lawrence | Assistant Dean for Faculty Advancement and Diversity

Hannah Lawrence | Assistant Dean for Faculty Advancement and Diversity

pronouns: she, her, hers

Hannah serves as assistant dean for faculty advancement and diversity. With over ten years of experience in higher education administration and planning, Hannah has extensive experience developing and managing new initiatives from concept to white paper to reality.  As the Assistant Dean for Faculty Advancement & Diversity for the Biological Sciences Division, Hannah is responsible for the management and strategic oversight of the offices of Faculty Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion.  In this role, she also serves as a member of the Dean’s office leadership team, working with the Dean and senior leadership on a number of projects to support and enhance the academic programs in the BSD. She is also a regular facilitator in the BSD’s Foundational Leadership program.

Prior to serving as the Assistant Dean, she served as Director of Planning in the Dean’s office and helped to launch and run the Center for Research Informatics as its first Executive Administrator. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of Chicago’s Divinity school where she focused on the study of the intersection of religion and politics in the context of the history of religions. In 2017, she was selected to serve as a member of the AAMC’s Group on Institutional Planning Steering Committee.
Contact Hannah Lawrence at:  hlawrenc@bsd.uchicago.edu

Karen Jackson | Director for Faculty Affairs

Karen Jackson | Director for Faculty Affairs

pronouns: she, her, hers

Karen is responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of programs and initiatives that advance our institutional goals around creating a diverse and inclusive environment and supporting the advancement and development of faculty.  Karen’s profile includes developing programs around grantsmanship, leadership development, and pathways to promotion and tenure.  She has a Master of Arts degree from Chicago State University in Higher Education Administration.  Contact Karen Jackson at:  kjackson10@bsd.uchicago.edu

Patricia Zito | Office Assistant

Patricia Zito | Office Assistant

pronouns: she, her, hers

Patricia is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in biology, with a concentration in Life, Ecosystems, and Evolution. Patricia has a strong interest in visual arts and social sciences. She is responsible for assisting with event planning, webpage design and maintenance, and research. Contact Patricia Zito at: pzito@bsd.uchicago.edu

Sara Hingson-Rodriguez | Office Assistant

Sara Hingson-Rodriguez | Office Assistant

pronouns: she, her, hers

Sara is the Student Office Assistant for the summer and is responsible for assisting with event planning, webpage design and maintenance, and research. Originally from Florida, she is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in Political Science. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading and listening to music. Contact Sara Hingson-Rodriguez at: t.sur.shrodriguez@bsd.uchicago.edu