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Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA)

The Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) is a professional development group within the AAMC. The GIA is composed of medical school and teaching hospital professionals working in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and public affairs..

The GIA is the only national institutional advancement group devoted exclusively to issues affecting academic medicine. Its goal is to enhance awareness and support for medical education, health care, and biomedical research. Members have the opportunity to network with colleagues on common challenges and share solutions in advancing medical schools and teaching hospitals.


Donald E. Clayton Honored with the GIA Distinguished Service Award

Donald “Don” E. Clayton was presented with the GIA Distinguished Service Award at the 2014 AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement on March 28. Don has been a member of the GIA since 1991 and served as an awards judge, awards chair, vice chair of public relations and marketing, and chair of the GIA Steering Committee. The GIA Distinguished Service Award recognizes Don for his significant and longstanding contributions to the GIA, to the AAMC, and to his profession. In Don’s nomination letter, colleagues called him smart, ethical, thoughtful, kind and incredibly devoted to Washington University in St. Louis and to the AAMC. After 32 years at Washington University, Don will retire this spring. Read more about Don Clayton here .

2014 AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement: Sponsored by the Group on Institutional Advancement

The 2014 AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement—the only professional development conference designed exclusively for alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and public affairs professionals in academic medicine—was held March 26 - 29, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Session Presentations
Session presentations are available to registered attendees by entering your registration confirmation number on the meeting website. External Link

Meeting Highlights
Visit the meeting highlights External Link page for exclusive interviews with Dr. Zubin Damania External Link (aka ZDoggMD), Dr. S. Lochlann Jain External Link, Dr. Lorris Betz External Link, and more.

GIA Virtual Film Festival
The GIA held its first-ever film festival while in Salt Lake City. To access videos featured in the film festival, along with additional advancement videos put together by your GIA colleagues, visit the GIA Virtual Film Festival.

Maximize Conference Session Success: Practical Tips to Engage Your Audience

Join Sophia T.S. Weibel , president of STS Human Resource Consulting, Inc., as she teaches you to arm yourself with the tools you need to make your conference session a success. This webinar provides proven, practical tips and key information to help you: focus and streamline your preparation efforts; build or reaffirm your presenter/facilitator toolbox; and increase your effectiveness and confidence as a presenter/facilitator. If you missed the live webinar, an archived version and a handout  are now available.

All speakers and facilitators at the 2014 AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement External Link were strongly encouraged to participate in this free webinar.

For additional speaker preparation resources, you can still view part 1 and part 2 of the archived webinars from the 2013 conference.

GIA Leadership Plenary Address: The Transformation of Academic Medicine

Dr Kirch speaking

In this GIA Leadership Plenary address delivered at the 2012 GIA National Professional Development Conference, AAMC President and CEO Dr. Darrell G. Kirch makes the case for the transformation of academic medicine. Our current economic and political realities suggest a burning platform ripe for change. He discusses the current image of academic medicine—are we the problem or the solution? And he explores our role in creating a better future and the approaches to leadership that can get us there.

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