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SGEA Special Interest Groups

An SGEA Special Interest Group (SGEA-SIG) is a community with an interest in advancing a specific area within the SGEA where members communicate, collaborate and meet to promote research, and effect or produce solutions within their particular area. SGEA-SIGs are self-perpetuating groups in which the membership is responsible for ensuring the ongoing activities of the group. Any SGEA member can join an SGEA-SIG and can be a member of more than one SIG. SGEA-SIGs elect their own officers. Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Membership Coordinator (and others as needed) and set their own agendas. Officer duties include:

  • Chair, guides the SIG’s activities, including items of interest throughout the year, and SIG-related sessions at the annual SGEA and AAMC meetings.
  • Vice Chair, shares responsibilities as determined by the Chair and potentially succeed the Chair
  • Secretary, keeps minutes from any SIG meetings
  • Membership coordinator maintains and distributes the SIG’s current membership list.

The SGEA Steering Committee will review the status of each SIG every 3 years for its membership and activity.

Anyone interested in forming an SGEA-SIG, should first consider current SIGs and overlapping interests.  If the new SIG has unique goals, draft a proposal (identifying an interim Chair and Membership Coordinator for the SIG, as well as giving a short background, goal, mission statement, operational guidelines and proposed activities for the SIG) and send it along with a list of interested SGEA members to the Chairperson of the SGEA Steering Committee for approval by that committee.  The membership list can be a separate file or an addendum within the proposal. While this list may contain some non-SGEA members, the bulk of the membership and the leadership for the SIG should be SGEA members.

SIG Convener Responsibilities 

Current SIGs

About the SGEA

Contact SGEA

SGEA Chair
Nicole Borges, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center

AAMC Staff
Steve McKenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement

Sarah Brown
Constituent Engagement Specialist

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