Tenure and Promotion Awarded: Congratulations to 15 JABSOM faculty

By Lori Emery

Achieving tenure and promotion is a great accomplishment in a faculty member’s academic career. At UH, the application process is extensive starting from October and ending in June of the following year.

This year, we are proud to announce that 15 of our faculty members were awarded tenure and/or promotion this summer. Please join us in congratulating the following members of our JABSOM Ohana. We are very proud of their recent accomplishment!

Sandra P. Chang, Ph.D.
Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
Awarded Tenure

Mariana Gerschenson, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Awarded Tenure

Elizabeth Tam, M.D.
Medicine
Awarded Tenure

Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, Ph.D.
Public Health Sciences
Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Professor

Maria B.J. Chun, Ph.D., CHC, CPC-A
Department of Surgery
Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Specialist

Richard Allsopp, Ph.D.
Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology
Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

Stefan Moisyadi, Ph.D.
Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology
Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

Guliz Erdem, M.D.
Pediatrics
Promoted to Professor

Wei-Kung Wang, M.D., Sc.D.
Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
Promoted to Professor

Daniel Alicata, M.D.
Psychiatry
Promoted to Associate Professor

Shannon Bennett, Ph.D.
Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
Promoted to Associate Professor

Olivier Le Saux, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Promoted to Associate Professor

Helenna Nakama, M.D.
Psychiatry
Promoted to Associate Professor

Jun Panee, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Promoted to Associate Researcher

Nancy Partika, RN, MPH
Public Health Sciences
Promoted to Assistant Specialist

The above photo was taken during a congratulatory luncheon hosted by Dean Jerris Hedges in the Medical Education Building at Kaka’ako. 

Front Row (L-R): Kenneth Nakamura, Jerris Hedges, Jun Panee, Mariana Gerschenson, Guliz Erdem, Nancy Partika, Sandra Chang, Wei-Kung Wang, Scott Lozanoff; Back Row (L-R): Richard Allsopp, Jay Maddock, Stefan Moisyadi, Martin Rayner, Raul Rudoy, Maria Chun, Vivek Nerurkar, Olivier Le Saux.
Pictured above – CMB Group: June Panee, Oliver Le Saux, Mariana Gerschenson, and Martin Rayner.
Pictured above – Public Health: Jay Maddock, Chair and Nancy Partika.
Pictured above – Tropical Medicine Group: Wei-Kung Wang, Guliz Erdem, Sandra Chang and Vivek Nerurkar, Chair.

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