Early Career Development Council

Early Career Development Council (ECDC) – Provides support for the success and well-being of early-career faculty (those at the rank of Assistant Professor, Research Scientist, and Research Assistant Professor) via quarterly general meetings, writing accountability groups, activities specific to scholarship, teaching, and leadership, and social gatherings. Acts as a liaison to other university groups/offices to coordinate and disseminate information specifically relevant to early-career faculty.


ECDC_Bylaws — 2023.09.13

Upcoming Events

  • Early Career Faculty Development Council (ECDC) 2023 Fall Meeting
    Recent Policy and Legislative Updates: “How do they affect early career faculty?”Early career faculty are invited to join the Early Career Development Council at the fall meeting as they receive updates and clarification on recent legislative and policy changes from Renaldo Stowers, Deputy General Counsel and System Administration Chief Compliance Officer.

    Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees. Please RSVP using the QR code below.

    Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    12:30 – 1:30 pm
    EAD 406 and 

    Qr Code For Ecdc Fall Meeting

ECDC General Meetings Presentations

Writing Accountability Group (WAG)

If you have any questions regarding WAG, please contact Rhonda Arthur at earlycareer@unthsc.edu

Current Council members

Heads Up April 2017  

Kenya Samuels, MPAS, PA-C
ECDC Chair
Physician Assistant Studies/SHP

Joseph Malaer Small Joseph Malaer, PhD
ECDC Vice Chair
Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics/SBS
Scott Web Scott Maddux, PhD
ECDC Past Chair and Ex Officio
Physiology and Anatomy/SBS

Melissa Lewis New Photo Final Use This 819x1024 Melissa Lewis, PhD
ECDC Faculty Mentor
Population and Community Health/SPH
Powell,cynthia Cynthia Powell, MA, CHWC, IWLC
Personalized Health and Well-Being/SHP

Cherkos,ashenafi Ashenafi Cherkos, PhD
Biostatistics and Epidemiology/SPH

Babalola,funto Funto Babalola, PharmD

Eul Hyun Suh213x300 Eul “Christine” Suh, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences/HSCCP

Cunningham,mark Mark Cunningham, PhD, MBA
Physiology and Anatomy Researcher/SBS
Pinkal Patel Pinkal Patel, PhD
Postdoc Representative
Pharmacology and Neuroscience/SPH
Melissa Petersen Melissa Petersen, PhD
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative
Medicine Researcher/TCOM
Postdoc Representative