Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Robert Noiva

Contact Information:

Office: 428 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3627


Medical education, curriculum, faculty assessment


Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha

B.S., Biochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Research Interests:

Medical education; protein structure and function; cellular protein folding, assembly and secretion; oxidation-reduction reactions in the synthesis of proteins; science, technology, engineering and mathematics education initiatives for K-12 students

Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences


Robert Noiva

As Associate Dean for Medical Education, Dr. Noiva oversees all aspects of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine curriculum, including course planning and evaluation, managing schedules and educational resources, and student and faculty assessment. He is also Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a member of the Faculty Development Committee and COMPASS Center for Community and Service Learning Engagement Task Force Committee. Dr. Noiva represents the School of Medicine as a member of the Oakland University Graduate Council.

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Dr. Noiva as a member of the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management of the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.

Dr. Noiva received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha and B.S in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. After postdoctoral training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Noiva spent 18 years in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine where he served as Course Director for Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His efforts in educational outreach programs for K-12 students have been recognized nationally. Noiva also served as Director of Medical Biochemistry at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.