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Report from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) and Interim Dean of John A. Burns School (JABSOM) of Medicine on JABSOM Financial Situation

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on February 21, 2007

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Report from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) and Interim Dean of John A. Burns School (JABSOM) of Medicine on JABSOM Financial Situation

Senator Meda Chesney-Lind gave a report on the CAB/SEC January 29th meeting with Ostrander regarding JABSOM's present and future fiscal prospects. The short term prognosis is good because of legislative funding and RTRF funds. For the long-term the school faces a deficit. Ostrander has tried to control expenditures. NIH funding expectations are grim. Many of the researchers who were recruited were given commitments for lab space, etc. that the school is challenged to meet.

There is an ongoing dean search for the school. The interim dean, Ostrander, has been presenting the case for the school to the legislature, saying that if the state wants a medical school, it costs a lot. UH is requesting $3.7 million in the biennium budget to support JABSOM. Ostrander is also seeking private funds. Chesney-Lind said that Ostrander had presented an honest but bleak picture of the state of JABSOM.

Senator Garcia asked how much RTRF is JABSOM receiving--are they taking from other units?

Chesney-Lind replied that JABSOM is receiving 100% of their RTRF rather than the standard 50% that other units receive.

Senator Lampe observed that the 100% RTRF retrieval was based on an agreement with President McClain and had a time limit.