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Research and Industry Relations Committee (RIRC)

The RIRC is a student-led organization focused on empowering medical student research and elevating medical student research and scholar activity.  Student representatives can be contacted through the RIRC website or via email at


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Departmental Research Representatives

Department Email Name
Anesthesiology Zhang, Jun-Ming
Biomedical Informatics Harnett, Brett
Cancer Biology Greis, Ken *
Dermatology Abdel-Malek, Zalfa
Dermatology Kadekaro, Ana Luisa
Emergency Medicine Paulsen, Robbie
Environmental Health Choubey, Divaker
Family & Community Medicine  Shomo, Anisa
Hoxworth Blood Center Cancelas, Jose
Hoxworth Blood Center Rugg, Neeta
Internal Medicine Cushion, Melanie *
Internal Medicine Fichtenbaum, Carl
Internal Medicine Dobbs, Emily
Internal Medicine Sadayappan, Sakthivel
Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, & Microbiology Kovall, Rhett
Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine Woo, Daniel
Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine Kissela, Brett *
Neurosurgery Hartings, Jed
Obstetrics & Gynecology Herzog, Thomas
Obstetrics & Gynecology Thomas, Michael
Ophthalmology Kao, Winston
Orthopaedic Surgery / Sports Medicine Hasselfeld, Kim
Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery Ishman, Stacey
Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery Steward, David
Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery Khosla, Sid
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Cooper, Michelle
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Davidson, Sean
Pediatrics / CCHMC Nelson, Adam
Pharmacology & Systems Physiology Herman, James
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience Adler, Caleb
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience Woods, Stephen
Radiation Oncology Coleman, Karen
Radiation Oncology Kharofa, Jordan
Radiology Hudepohl, Joseph
Radiology Vagal, Achala
Surgery Caldwell, Charles


    * UCCOM Dean's Office

Director of Medical Student Research Initiatives

0318ThompsonAmy7472Amy Thompson MD

Medical Sciences Building (MSB)