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    Leadership - CFAS

    Governance and Committee Structures

    The council’s activities are led by a 15-member administrative board. Ad Board candidates self-nominate, are evaluated by the Nominating and Engagement Committee, and are confirmed by a vote of the CFAS membership at every other CFAS Spring Meeting.

    All CFAS representatives are welcome to join our committees to help translate the mission and values of CFAS into action.

    Administrative Board, 2021-2022

    The CFAS Administrative Board (ad board) consists of 15 members, including the chair, chair-elect and immediate past chair, and 12 society and medical school representatives selected by their fellow CFAS reps. The ad board develops programs and initiatives for the full council and acts on its behalf with regard to AAMC business and policy initiatives.

    Chair: Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD
    Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Medicine (Nephrology)
    Georgetown University Medical Center
    Bio

    Chair-Elect: Nita Ahuja, MD
    William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Chair, Department of Surgery; Interim Director, Yale Cancer Center; Interim Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital
    Yale School of Medicine
    Bio

    Immediate Past Chair: Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry; Anesthesiology; Neuroscience
    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo
    Bio

    Administrative Board Members

    Adam Franks, MD
    Professor and Associate Residency Director of Family Medicine
    Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    Bio

    Arthur Derse, MD, JD
    American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
    Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Bio

    Monica Baskin, PhD
    Professor of Preventive Medicine, Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity in the Department of Medicine, and Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Bio

    Catherine Florio Pipas, MD
    Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
    Bio

    Alan W. Dow, III, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Bio

    Stewart Babbott, MD
    Professor, General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    University of Virginia School of Medicine
    Bio

    Steven Angus, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Designated Institutional Official
    UConn Health
    Bio

    Nicholas Delamere, PhD
    Department Head of Physiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology
    The University of Arizona Health Sciences College of Medicine Tuscon
    Bio

    Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD
    Associate Professor, Section Chief of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    Bio

    Neil Osheroff, PhD
    John G. Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry, Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Bio

    Shirley “Lee” Eisner, PhD
    Associate Professor of Cell Biology
    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Bio

    Richard L. Eckert, PhD
    Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry
    Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Bio

    Ex-Officio Member: Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Chair
    Elza Mylona, PhD

    Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Professor of Medicine
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Bio