Dr. Marcelo Nobrega, MD, PhD | Dean for Faculty Affairs
Dr. Marcelo Nobrega focuses on faculty development, grantsmanship and mentorship for basic science faculty in BSD departments. Dr. Nobrega is a professor at the Department of Human Genetics. After obtaining his MD degree in Recife, Brazil, he pursued a PhD in physiology and genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), followed by a postdoctoral training in genomics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in Berkeley, CA. He became a faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005, where he has developed a research program focusing on the impact of noncoding genetic variation on human diseases and development.
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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.
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Jenny Godinez, MS | Senior Director, Faculty Affairs
In collaboration with the Deans of Faculty Affairs, Jenny leads the coordination of the programming offered by the Office of Faculty Affairs. Prior to joining OFA, Jenny worked in the BSD Department of Pediatrics in managing the Office of Academic Affairs. She has over 10 years experience serving as a community leader, managing federally funded programs in underserved communities across the country. Jenny has a MS in Public Service Administration and BS in Psychology.
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Chanel Wiley | Administrative Specialist
Chanel Wiley works closely with both Senior Director of Faculty Affairs Jennifer Godinez and the Deans for Faculty Affairs. Chanel helps to organize and maintain the Faculty Affairs Division, as well as providing support to help ensure that everything runs smoothly within the department. Before working at University of Chicago, Chanel previously worked at the largest and oldest law firms in Chicago, Winston & Strawn LLP. Chanel has an BA in Communication, Media and Theatre and an AA in Literature.
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