Faculty Promotion and Tenure


The Family Medicine and Community Health Promotion and Tenure Committee assists faculty in the promotions process to advance academic rank in both the tenure and non-tenure tracks.

It meets biannually (in February and July) to review faculty research or scholarly activity and provide guidance to those seeking promotion on an academic track.

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Committee members


  • Sharon Allen, MD, PhD
  • Bill Roberts, MD, MS


  • Jerica Berge, PhD
  • Eli Coleman, PhD
  • Michael Miner, PhD 
  • Jim Pacala, MD, MS (Department Head)
  • Kevin A. Peterson, MD, MPH (alternate)

Academic Track

  • Pita Adam, MD, MSPH
  • Jon Hallberg, MD
  • Diane Madlon-Kay, MD, MS
  • David Power, MD, MPH
  • Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
  • Michelle Sherman, PhD
  • Steven Stovitz, MD, MS
  • Mark Yeazel, MD

Our goal

The goal of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is to have all faculty on one of three tracks:

The academic (non-tenure) track has three areas of focus for faculty and one must be an area of exemplary accomplishment and publication for promotion in the track.