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2018-2019 GFA Steering Committee

The Group on Faculty Affairs Steering Committee is responsible for the leadership and management of GFA affairs and for approving all committee appointments. The Committee consists of three officers (Chair, Chair-Elect, and Immediate Past Chair) and seven at-large members. In addition, liaisons may be appointed from other AAMC Groups and Councils with approval of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee meets twice a year and convenes monthly for conference calls.

The Chair presides over all GFA and Steering Committee meetings, appoints committee chairs, and performs necessary duties and functions in order to provide appropriate leadership to the GFA. In the absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall fulfill the functions of the Chair.


Jeffrey Lyness, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Chair-Elect and Communications Subcommittee Chair

Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
and Institutional Effectiveness
Professor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Membership & Nominating Subcommittee Chair

Patrick O. Smith, PhD, ABPP
Chief Faculty Affairs Officer
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Family Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Professional Development Subcommittee Chair

Christina Runge, PhD, CCC-A
Chief, Division of Communication Sciences
Director, Koss Cochlear Implant Program
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin

Program Planning Subcommittee Chair

Lisa D. Cain, PhD
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Dean, Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
The McGovern School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Research & Project Development Subcommittee Chair

Kimberly Skarupski, MA, MPH, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
John Hopkins University School of Medicine


Erika T. Brown, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development
Associate Professor, Pathology and Anatomy
Morehouse School of Medicine

Diana L. Gray, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 

Jennifer Hagen, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Kathy M. Pipitone, MS
Director of Faculty Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Craig Porter, MD
Vice Chair for Faculty
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin

AAMC Group Liaisons

CFAS Liaison
Scott D. Gitlin, MD
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
University of Michigan Medical School

COD Liaison
Deborah C. German, MD
Founding Dean
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

AAMC Faculty Life Cycle Webinar Series

Silhouette GraphicThe GFA is pleased to announce the launch of a five-part series on the medical faculty life cycle.

Click here for a short introductory video and registration information.

GFA Collections in MedEdPORTAL

The GFA Professional Development Subcommittee, in collaboration with MedEdPORTAL, is pleased to announce the launch of GFA Collections. 

StandPoint™ Surveys

AAMC's StandPoint Surveys offer robust custom engagement surveys that delve into the factors unique to academic health institutions that drive the engagement and retention of faculty and staff. We partner with you to develop a comprehensive and customized approach to collecting essential employee feedback needed to support your institution’s goals. AAMC experts and support offers a turnkey process for survey administration that ensures your institution can successfully collect rich and representative data.