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2017 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.


Patrick O. Smith, PhD, ABPP (2018)
Chief Faculty Affairs Officer
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Professor, Family Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Chair-Elect and Communications Subcommittee Chair

Maureen T. Connelly, MD, MPH (2019)
Dean for Faculty Affairs
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

Membership & Nominating Subcommittee Chair

Darshana Shah, PhD (2018)
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Professional Development Subcommittee Chair

Howard Liu, MD (2018)
Director of Faculty Development Programs
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Program Planning Subcommittee Chair

Jeffrey Lyness, MD (2019)
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Research & Project Development Subcommittee Chair

Elza Mylona, PhD (2018)
Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Professor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School


Lisa D. Cain, PhD (2018)
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor
Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD (2018)
Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs
Rush University School of Medicine

John Congdon, MBA (2020)
Administrative Manager III, Office of Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Diana Gray, MD (2018)
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine       

Harriet Hopf, MD (2018)
Director, Resident Training in Department of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Faculty Development
University of Utah School of Medicine

Craig Porter, MD (2019)
Vice Chair for Faculty
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kimberly Skarupski, PhD (2019)
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

AAMC Group Liaisons

CFAS Liaison
Scott D. Gitlin, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

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

GRMC Liaison
Eugene Marsh, MD
Director, Penn State Hershey Medical Group
Senior Associate Dean, University Park Regional Campus
Pennsylvania State University 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 Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award

Carole Bland

The GFA established this award to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Bland.

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.