Minutes 2005 - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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COMGSA Minutes for 02/15/05
I. Members Present:
Name
Department
Andy Duty
Paul Rindler
Ronda Clark
Rebecka Bourn
Andrea Moyer
Curtis McMurtrey
Alison Sisney
Shylet Chengedza
Mandy Peak
Casie Soltani
Scott Salsman
Oriana Hawkins
Janeen Arbuckle
Breca Tracy
Kellie Williams
Sinya Benyajati
Microbiology/Immunology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
GPIBS
Microbiology/Immunology
GPIBS
GPIBS
GPIBS
Biochemistry
Microbiology/Immunology
Biochemistry
GPIBS
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
II. Old Business
a. Travel Award—Selection in process.
b. Christmas Party was held Monday 13 December 2004 at Belle Isle Brewery.
c. COMGSA speaker—Officers went through entire list of speakers…deadline
extended for money allocated for speaker.
d. Website—Rebecka Bourn will be in charge.
e. Habitat for Humanity— A sign-up sheet was sent around the room for people who
want to participate.
f. Science Nite— Laney is going to email a couple of the surrounding elementary
schools to ask if they would like to participate.
III. New Business
a. Social Activities Chair position suggested—Andrea Moyer will fulfill
b. COMGSA Distinguished Lecturer—Dr. Joseph Nevins
i. Friday April 1
ii. Need to correspond with GREAT finances and Dr. Nevins.
schedule to determine meal/reception planning.
iii. Make a commemorative plate.
iv. Set aside money for honorary monies for speaker.
v. Create flyer for advertisement to distinguish lecture from GREAT.
c. Big Event
i. Saturday, April 2, 10:00ish to 2:00ish.
ii. Set up booth for health awareness—benefit someone’s research?
iii. Passed around a sign-up sheet:
d.
e.
f.
g.
1. Rhonda Clark
2. Janeen Arbuckle
3. Alison Sisney
4. Kellie Williams
5. Curtis McMurtrey
6. Andrea Moyer
7. Oriana Hawkins
Habitat for Humanity—April 16th…only 15 people allowed to participate.
COMGSA Website—Rebecka Bourn presentation for new site
i. Layout
ii. Need to take officer photos
iii. Remove atomic symbol
iv. Will be up and running next week
Spring Cookout
i. Budget between $200-300
ii. No alcohol
iii. On campus
iv. May 18thish
Spring Travel Award
i. Deadline for applications April 1st.
ii. Covers conferences for February 1st-July 31st.
iii. James Papin didn’t receive monies due to reimbursement factor
1. Need to make a certificate to recognize
2. Need to devise a contingency plan for future problems
IV. Announcements
a. Habitat for Humanity—April 16th
b. Big Event—April 2nd
c. Campus Awards Ceremony—April 12th
d. NBC Apprentice—February 17th
e. GREAT—April 29th-31st
f. COMGSA Distinguished Lecturer—April 1st
g. Miracle Run—April 9th
h. Happy Hour—last Friday in February
i. Next COMGSA meeting—March 8th 12:00 BMSB 833
COMGSA Minutes for 04/28/05
V. Members Present:
Name
Department
Andy Duty
Rhonda Clark
Andrea Moyer
Microbiology/Immunology
Biochemistry
Microbiology/Immunology
Curtis McMurtrey
Alison Sismey
Shylet Chengedza
Mandy Peak
Casie Soltani
Oriana Hawkins
Janeen Arbuckle
Bojing Shao
Stephanie Wickham
Jordan Ramey
Stacie Brown
Katie Bryant
Breca Tracy
Kellie Williams
Sinya Benyajati
GPIBS
GPIBS
GPIBS
Biochemistry
Microbiology/Immunology
GPIBS
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Microbiology
GPIBS/Microbiology
GPIBS
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
VI. Old Business
a. COMGSA Distinguished Lecturer—Dr. Nevins
i. Event was a success, Dr. Nevins was very impressed.
b. Habitat for Humanity
i. All girls and 1 guy (Paul Rindler) participated
ii. Need more guys to get involved (heavy lifting)
c. Big Event
i. Plenty of volunteers—Not enough participants
ii. Suggestion—involve a church organization for community
involvement.
iii. Switch from information distribution to actual community service
in a job form
d. Spring 2005 COMGSA Dinner/Baseball game
i. Suggestion for replacement of picnic
ii. Motion passed unanimously—will utilize $250 dollars allocated
for GREAT donation (which was not issued this year) to cover
reservations at Coach’s
iii. Total funding that may be utilized for the Spring Event is $550
($300 approved from last meeting +$250 at this meeting) Not all
money has to be spent.
iv. COMGSA officers/faculty position nominations will be open until
the next meeting which will be at Coach’s @ 6:00. Elections will
be held at this time
e. Spring 2005 COMGSA Travel Award
i. Application deadlines extended to May 1 (email distributed April
1)
ii. Suggestion—Abstract word limit is 250 words—may be too brief
for some abstracts submitted to scientific conferences
VII. New Business
a. Nominations for 2005-2006 Officers and Positions (open until 25 May 2005—few
nominations made during meeting)
i. President
1. To preside at all meetings of the Association of the
Council;
2. To call special meetings of the Association and of the
Council;
3. To appoint all special committees of the Association and of
the Council, the chairperson of each committee;
4. To execute the laws of the Association;
5. To serve as or designate an Association representative to
the Graduate Student Council of the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
6. Nominees—Rhonda Clark & Curtis McMurtrey
ii. Vice-President
1. Act as president in the event of the president’s incapacity or
absence, and shall become president if that office becomes
vacant.
2. Nominee—Janeen Arbuckle
iii. Secretary
1. To take the minutes at all meetings of the Association and
of the Council.
2. Nominee-Katie Bryant
iv. Treasurer
1. Maintain all financial records of the Association.
2. Nominee—Alison Sismey
v. Full-Time Faculty Sponsor
1. The Council shall select a sponsor from the full-time
faculty of the University of Oklahoma who shall serve for
one calendar year. The time of selection and duties of the
sponsor shall be determined by the Council at the time of
the election of the executive officers of the Association.
2. Nominees—Karla Rodgers, Biochemistry; Ann Louise
Olson, Biochemistry; Jody Rada, Cell Biology; Sinya
Benyajati, Physiology; Dragona? (associated with Dr.
Feretti), Microbiology and Immunology; Eric Howard, Cell
Biology; Dean Myers, Cell Biology; Scott Plafker, Cell
Biology; Sanjay Bidichandan, Biochemistry
4. All nominations of faculty sponsors are pending their
acceptance of nomination
vi. Social Chair (pending acceptance of Constitution Amendments—
see below)
1. Responsible for organization of all social events
2. Nominee—Andrea Moyer
b. Dr. Tomasek—COMGSA Meeting Special Guest
i. Preparing Future Faculty Program
1. Sign up for 2 semesters—1st Semester is didactic, 2nd
Semester is teaching.
2. Accepting 10 students—selected by a committee
3. Applications due June 1.
4. Pass/Fail Course
5. Must have General Exam completed
6. Afternoon course—meets once a week for 2 hours.
7. Tuition for 2 courses covered by Graduate College
8. Must have permission from mentor—will be spending
some time outside the lab/Mentor need not be on OUHSC
campus
9. Contact Dr. Tomasek for more information.
ii. Fellowships—Graduate College will supplement fellowships with
and extra $2000.
1. Must be a competitive Fellowship
2. Must be peer-reviewed
3. Must be a national program
c. Constitution Amendments (motion passed unanimously for those in attendance at
the meeting—A vote will be opened to the quorum via email for 25 May 2005)
i. The addition of Genetic Counseling into Section II to be included
with “graduate departments of the College of Medicine
ii. The addition of Section X—Social Chair
1. The social chair will be responsible for organization of all
social events
iii. Department Finance Allocations—this was not voted on by the
meeting attendees today, however the information will be emailed out
and voted on 25 May 2005.
VIII. Announcements
a. Next COMGSA meeting (Elections for 2005-2006)—May 25th 6:00 Coach’s
b. Kudos to Rebecka Bourne. The website looks great!
COMGSA minutes for 05/24/05
Members present:
Name
Alison Sismey
Paul Rindler
Krysten Ross
Rafal Farjo
Janeen Arbuckle
Bojing Shao
Mandy Peak
Richard Longeras
Shaun Cochrane
Department
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Cell Biology
Biochemistry #2
Biochemistry
Biochemistry #1
Cell Biology
Cell Biology #1
Janen Little
Physiology
Lanie Goodman
Physiology #1
Mary Heinrichs
Genetic Counseling #1
Kellie Williams
Biochemistry / Proxy Bio Psych #1
Rhonda Clark
Biochemistry
Curtis McMurtrey
Microbiology/Immunology
Katie Bryant
Microbiology/Immunology
Jordan Ramey
Microbiology/Immunology
Brandt Wiskur
OCNS #1
Andrea Moyer
Microbiology/Immunology #1
Stacey Brown
Microbiology/Immunology #1
Casie Soltani
Microbiology/Immunology
Adam Hoffines
Cell Biology #2
Latisha Heinlen
Pathology #1
Jim Tomasek
Grad College
Brecca Tracey
Biochemistry
Old Business
Constitution Amendments
The addition of Genetic Counseling into Section II to be included with
“graduate departments of the College of Medicine – passed unanimously
The addition of Section X-Social Chair – passed unanimously
Department Finance Allocations – passed unanimously
Voting outcomes for offices / positions for COMGSA 2005-2006
Faculty Sponsor – Eric Howard, Cell Biology
President – Rhonda Clark
Vice President – Janeen Arbuckle
Secretary – Katie Bryant
Treasure – Alison Sismey
Social Chair – Andrea Moyer
Representatives for Senate: Casie Soltani and Latisha Heinlen
Representatives for GSA: Curtis McMurtrey and Rhonda Clark
Announcements
Summer meetings for the officers
COMGSA minutes for 7-25-05
Members present
Katie Bryant Microbiology/Immunology
Rhonda Clark Biochemistry
Paul Rindler Biochemistry
Stephanie Wickham Microbiology/Immunology
Jordan Ramsey MicrobiologyImmunology
Matt Gibson Cell Biology
Adam Hoffhines Cell Biology
Janeen Arbuckle Biochemistry
Ana Maviabavaia Biochemistry
Breca Tracy Biochemistry
Alison Sismey Biochemistry
Andria Parker Biochemistry
Lanie Goodman Physiology
Janine Little Physiology
Casie Soltani Microbiology/Immunology
Rebecka Bourn Biochemistry
Mary Heinricks Genetic Counseling
Mandy Peak Biochemistry
J. Lin Biochemistry
Shawn Cochrane Cell Biology
Yamini Sivashunnugan Radiological Sciences
Brandt Wiskur OCNS
Daniel Gay Biochemistry
Heidi Stricker Cell Biology
Raniyah Ramadan Neuroscience
Andrea Moyer Microbiology/Immunology
Shylet Chengedza Biochemistry
Latisha Heiuleu Pathology
Sophia Cleland Mircobiology/Immunology
Curtis McMurtrey Microbiology/Immunology
Kellie Williams Biochemistry
Old Business
Go over elections from last meeting.
New Business
Honor Dr. Benyajati
Graduation Requirements
Matt Gibson talked about setting possible requirements for graduation. There is
wide variation among different departments and different labs. Possible requirements
discussed are number of papers published, years in the program, or impact factor.
Back to school BBQ
A quorum was present and voted yes to BBQ. Discussed talking to different
business’s about sponsoring the BBQ.
Feed the children
Discussed spending a Saturday helping Feed the children
Distinguished Lecturer
We need to ask GSA about funding and plan for a talk in the spring
COMGSA Agenda 9/21/05
I.
Sign In (Quorum Present)
Rebecka Bourn Biochemistry
Adam Hoffines Cell Biology
Stephanie Wickham Microbiology/Immunology
Andrea Moyer Microbiology/Immunology
Rhonda Clark Biochemistry
Tiffany Lenhart GPIBS
Mandy Peak Biochemistry
Janeen Arbuckle Biochemistry
Melisha Kenedy GPIBS
Sophia Cleland Microbiology/Immunology
Casie Soltanie Microbiology/Immunology
Stacie Brown Microbiology/Immunology
Lindsay Aye Microbiology/Immunology
Jordan Ramey Microbiology/Immunology
Ming Yuan Wi Physiology
Brecca Tracy Biochemistry
Paul Rindler Biochemistry
Brandt Wiskir OCNS
Yamiroi Sivashigai Medical Physics
Allison Sismey Biochemistry
Shaun Cochrane Cell Biology
Mary Heinrichs Genetic Counseling
Andrea Parker Biochemistry
Lanie Goodman Physiology
Anthony Luyai Biochemistry
II.
Approval of Minutes
III.
Old Business
a. COMGSA 2005-2006 Officer Introductions
b. Back to School BBQ-August 25th
c. Feed the Children-September 17th
IV.
New Business
a. GSA meeting report
b. Distinguished Lecturer/Committee- Dr. Morrison (April
27th, 2006)
c. Committee Sign-Up/Form Signatures
d. Vote on departmental money allocations
Voted to reallocate money to departments
Application deadline is March 31st
Will use funds from each department for lecture
series
e. Deadlines
i. Fall Travel Award- October 1st
f. Upcoming Events
i. Christmas Party-? (Belle Isle)
ii. Habitat for Humanity- Spring 2006
iii. Big Event-Spring 2006
V.
Adjournment
COMGSA Agenda 10/21/05
V.
Sign In (Quorum Present)
`Alison Sismey Biochemistry
Andrea Moyer Microbiology/Immunology
Casie Soltanie Microbiology/Immunology
Adam Hoffines Cell Biology
Brecca Tracy Biochemistry
Rebecka Bourn Biochemistry
Laura Hern Pollard Biochemistry
Paul Rindler Biochemistry
Mary Heinrichs Genetic Counseling
Janeen Arbuckle Biochemistry
Stephanie Wickham Microbiology/Immunology
Ming yuan Wu Physiology
Shylet Chengedza Biochemistry
Jordan Ramey Microbiology/Immunology
Tiffany Lenhart GPIBS
Curtis McMurtrey Microbiology/Immunology
VI.
Approval of Minutes
VII. Old Business
Set up committee for lecturer
Voted on day for talk—April 27 at 1:00
Handed out sign up sheets for other committees
Voted on departmental money allocations
Reallocate money to the departments
Application deadline March 31
Take funds from departmental allocations to use for lecture
series
Voted to have Christmas party at Belle Isle
Another Feed the Children on Nov 6
VIII. New Business
a. GSA meeting report
b. GREAT committee volunteers
c. COMGSA Travel Award winner
i. Voted to drop need when determining travel award
winner, unless there is a tie
ii. Need to decide whether to keep both fall and spring
travel awards, and also sponser an award at GREAT
d. Upcoming Events
i. Feed the Children- Nov. 6 (2-5pm)
ii. Christmas Party- Belle Isle- date?
iii. Habitat for Humanity- April 2006
iv. Big Event-Spring 2006
V.
Adjournment
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