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GBA News: My Two Cents

July 1, 2021

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GBA News and Business


GBA Department Administrator Networking Call

Monday, July 26, 2021
3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

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We’ve been able to connect in small group discussions and during the virtual GBA/GIP conference this past year, but now we’d like to offer the opportunity for all GBA Department Administrators to join a networking session to discuss topics specific to the needs, concerns, and pressing issues of department administrators. After a few Group updates about plans/upcoming events and some general discussion, attendees will be put into breakout rooms for small group discussions to better facilitate introductions and exchange ideas on topics of interest. In the registration for this event, please suggest some topics you’d like to discuss during this call.

GBA and GWIMS Joint Webinar: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

August 20, 2021
2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)
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In her recently released book, Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, Dr. Amy Gottlieb states, “While much has been written about the problem of gender pay disparities in medicine, a robust discussion about how to rectify the situation has been missing from the conversation.” This 90-minute webinar will showcase several real-world examples of how schools have examined their policies and revised their practices in order to eliminate gender pay differences among faculty. We will also spend time learning and discussing any legal ramifications related to equity in compensation.
Resource: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-51031-2

Speakers:
Kevin Eide, Mdiv
AVP Financial Planning & Analytics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kimara Ellefson
National Director for Partnerships
Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Amy Gottlieb, MD, FACP
Chief Faculty Development Officer, Baystate Health
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Patricia Washienko, Esq
Attorney
Freiberger & Washienko, LLC

GBA Listserv Archives

The following topics were posted on the GBA Listservs in June:

GBA: Scrubs for students; Minimizing/Managing the University Administrative Burden on Clinical Faculty; Telecommuting Policies; Systems for Faculty Goal Setting and Annual Performance Reviews; Question for research departments in medical schools
To access the archives: https://lists.aamc.org/read/?forum=gba
To post a question: gba@lists.aamc.org

HR: To access the archives: https://lists.aamc.org/read/?forum=gbahr
To post a question: gbahr@lists.aamc.org

Department Administrator: Tuition sharing agreements; overhead distribution
To access the archives: https://lists.aamc.org/read/?forum=gbada
To post a question: gbada@lists.aamc.org

PBO: Clerkship Director Effort Allocation; Department Administrator Incentive Plan
To access the archives: https://lists.aamc.org/read/?forum=pbo
To post a question: pbo@lists.aamc.org

AAMC News


AAMC updates guidance on face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals

The AAMC has amended its consensus guidance on face coverings following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says that fully vaccinated individuals can now refrain from wearing masks indoors and outdoors in most circumstances. To reduce risk, fully vaccinated people are encouraged to continue wearing masks in higher risk settings until a high percentage of the population in their community is vaccinated. Examples of these settings include grocery stores, gyms, movie theaters, and other crowded places where the vaccination status of others is not known. Fully vaccinated individuals may also consider wearing a mask outdoors when in crowded settings such as concerts, sporting events, and other mass gatherings where not everyone may be vaccinated. There are times when, for the safety of others, everyone should wear masks. Business owners, public agencies, or other entities may, at their discretion, require all individuals to wear a mask when inside an establishment.
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New AAMC video highlights health infrastructure priorities

As part of its continuing effort to educate lawmakers about the critical need to invest in the nation’s health infrastructure, the AAMC has produced a new video to outline priorities that should be included in upcoming infrastructure legislation. Priorities include support for public health, the physician workforce, inclusive data collection, and targeted investment to help the nation recover from research interruptions.
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AAMC Statement on Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in California v. Texas, in which the court dismissed the lawsuit based on lack of standing. “The AAMC applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will help safeguard access to high-quality and affordable health care for millions across the country. By upholding the ACA, the court has preserved the health coverage of over 20 million people who are able to access coverage, either through Medicaid expansion or thanks to marketplace subsidies.”
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AAMC Joins Health Care Groups in Letter Urging United Healthcare Policy Reversal

The AAMC joined other health care stakeholder groups in a June 16 letter to United Healthcare , urging the insurer to rescind its proposed policy to retroactively deny coverage for emergency care. The letter was signed by more than 30 physician, hospital and patient groups including America’s Essential Hospitals, the American Medical Association, and Federation of American Hospitals.
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Information: Allyson Perleoni, AAMC Government Relations.

AAMC convenes health groups in support of violence intervention programs

The AAMC led a coalition of 33 health care, medical, and public health organizations in a letter urging policymakers to fund hospital-based violence intervention programs and other community violence interventions as part of a strategy to help curb the nation’s gun violence epidemic. In the letter to congressional appropriators, the organizations outline the value of multidisciplinary programs which help break the cycle of violence by connecting patients at risk of experiencing or perpetrating violent injury with key hospital, community-based, and case management services to prevent repeat injury and retaliatory violence.
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AAMC Submits Pandemic Preparedness Recommendations to Key Committees

The AAMC sent letters on June 30 to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) detailing recommendations for Congress to prepare for the next pandemic.
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Information: Allyson Perleoni; Tannaz Rasouli, AAMC Government Relations.

AAMC, Hospital Groups Oppose Proposed Infrastructure Financing Mechanisms

The AAMC joined other hospital and health system groups in a June 29 letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) opposing proposed financing mechanisms in the recently released Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
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Information: Allyson Perleoni, AAMC Government Relations.

AAMC statement on Supreme Court decision to hear arguments in 340B drug pricing cuts case

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to accept for argument AHA, et. al v. Becerra regarding cuts to Medicare reimbursement to 340B hospitals. “The AAMC looks forward to the consideration of this case, which challenges the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to make significant cuts to 340B reimbursements without following the method set in statute.”
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Learning Opportunities


Subscribe to newsletter on role of arts and humanities in medical education

The AAMC FRAHME newsletter is designed to provide news from the AAMC’s Fundamental Role of Arts and Humanities in Medical Education initiative. This new monthly communication is for anyone interested in learning more about integrating arts and humanities into medical education, and will provide new publications, resources, and other related news.
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AAMC Webinar: Creating a healing and growing space: A candid conversation between women of color and white women in academia

On July 15, the AAMC will host a webinar as part of its Intersectionality & Women of Color Initiative to foster a dialogue that is critical to advancing gender equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Engaging white women in solidarity with women of color is a key component to achieving gender equity and helps break down systemic biases and barriers that impede progress. This event is open to all faculty, administrative leaders, learners, and staff, and is designed to foster a courageous, safe, and open conversation about how white women can show up for women of color. In order to meet academic medicine DEI goals, we must have authentic conversations and keep intersectionality at the heart of this work to truly make progress. Recordings from previous events, including Carving a Path to Leadership and Cultivating Well Workspaces for Women of Color, are now available.
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AAMC Workshop: The 10 Principles of Trustworthiness

The AAMC will host a workshop on July 20 to explore and discuss The 10 Principles of Trustworthiness. Health care providers and institutions have a long journey ahead to regain trust within the communities that we serve, but together we can achieve health equity. The AAMC Center for Health Justice worked with a variety of community partners and stakeholders to develop approaches and best practices that can help break down these barriers and cultivate trust. These principles serve as a practical foundation for health care, public health, and other organizations working to build trust within their communities and advance health equity. Recordings will be available to all registered participants.
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Bend or Break: Lessons Learned about the Strain the COVID-19 Pandemic Puts on a REDCap Installation

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

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Please join the 2021 AAMC GIR Excellence Award winning team from the University of Washington as they present on their innovative and timely work that was recognized for excellence by their GIR peers.

With Seattle emerging as one of the first COVID-19 hot spots in North America, the University of Washington's REDCap instance became a key clinical resource for UW Medicine and local and county government health agencies, with projects ranging from early case tracking to contract tracing to back-to-campus testing. The influx of COVID-related projects led to a surge in new users and load on REDCap infrastructure, with support staff from the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, UW Medicine Research IT and the UW Health Sciences Library triaging more than 18,000 requests from March 2020 to April 2021. Members of the UW REDCap support staff will explore the history of REDCap at UW, the collaborative support model, and the challenges faced managing the platform during an unprecedented pandemic.

Speakers:
Adam Garrett
Director, Systems
University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Ashleigh Lewis
Lead REDCap Administrator
UW Medicine Research IT and Institute of Translational Health Sciences

Michael Moore
Grants & Special Projects Librarian
University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Bas de Veer
Data Services Manager
UW Medicine Research IT and Institute of Translational Health Sciences

Questions? Contact gir@aamc.org.

Learn Serve Lead 2021

November 8, 9, and 10, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)
Save the Dates

Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience is the only meeting devoted entirely to exploring academic medicine’s opportunities and challenges. As part of that mission, the AAMC’s annual meeting serves as a unique opportunity to bring together diverse communities. You don’t need to be an institutional leader or physician to register and add your voice to the conversation! If you work at a medical school or teaching hospital, join us for Learn Serve Lead Nov. 8-10 and be a part of this meaningful experience designed to elicit new ideas that will contribute to shaping the future of academic medicine.

Who should register? Past attendees include:

  • CEOs and deans
  • Researchers and scientists
  • Faculty physicians
  • Medical students and residents
  • University and hospital administrators
  • Institutional advancement and government relations staff
  • Student affairs staff
  • Diversity officers
  • Wellness officers
  • Academic affairs staff
  • Specialty society executives and staff

Publications & Resources


New AAMC report reinforces mounting physician shortage amid COVID-19 recovery

The AAMC has released its annual report on physician projections, The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2019-2034, which says the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care. “The pandemic has underscored the vital role that physicians and other health care providers play in our nation’s health care infrastructure and the need to ensure we have enough physicians to meet America’s needs,” said AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD. A new op-ed by Skorton and Janis Orlowski, MD, AAMC chief health care officer, published in USA Today, further explores the role of the academic medicine community in addressing the nation’s projected physician shortage to meet the growing demand of doctors and health care workers.
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VaccineVoices: Should Health Systems Offer Staff Bonuses for Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine?

The AAMC recently launched VaccineVoices.org as an online resource to encourage COVID-19 vaccine confidence among health care personnel. A new article explores the experiences of several hospitals and health care providers that have offered cash incentives to boost vaccination rates among employees. Interested in sharing with others what has worked at your institution? Email vaccineconfidence@aamc.org.
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AAMC publishes Education Debt Manager for Matriculating and Graduating Medical School Students

This publication is updated twice annually (in January and late spring) as a resource for medical school students, residents, and financial aid staff to make smart financial decisions and navigate the complexities of student debt. Produced by the AAMC’s Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) program, the publication provides insights on how to understand the basics of student loans, including loan types; manage existing student loans during and after medical school; build a budget and manage finances during medical school and residency; and more.
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New U.S. Medical School Faculty Tables and Graphics

Four new tables showing information on faculty age have been added to the 2020 version of the annual report U.S. Medical School Faculty (available on the Faculty Roster public website at https://www.aamc.org/data-reports/faculty-institutions/interactive-data/2020-us-medical-school-faculty). Unlike the other U.S. Medical School Faculty tables, the new tables are not available in FAMOUS and are considered supplementary tables.

Four new interactive graphics have also been added to the website (https://www.aamc.org/data-reports/interactive-data/us-medical-school-faculty-trends-average-age). The graphics show trends in the average age of full-time faculty in each rank by sex and by race/ethnicity. The underlying data from these graphics can be downloaded to Excel by clicking the “Download Data (Excel)” link under each chart.

New AAMC fact sheet on academic medicine’s efforts to combat maternal mortality crisis

Maternal death rates and inequities in the United States are high — and on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women. A new AAMC fact sheet provides an overview on some of the diverse strategies and efforts that the AAMC and its member medical schools and teaching hospitals have undertaken to combat the maternal health crisis and strengthen the systems that improve the health of birthing persons and infants.
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AAMC launches redesigned advocacy and policy web content

The AAMC has launched redesigned advocacy and policy web content with updated information, new resources, and improved navigation to highlight the association’s policy priorities and issues that most affect the academic medicine community. The redesign includes new pages on some of the AAMC’s top clinical care, research, and workforce policy priorities, as well as a new page dedicated to investing in healthier communities.
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Recommended Reading


AAMCNews: Underrepresented voices in medicine tell their stories

Medical schools are admitting fewer Black men and American Indian and Alaska Native students than they were 40 years ago. These students share what it’s like to be part of the least represented groups in medicine.
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AAMCNews: We already needed more doctors. Then COVID-19 hit

The pandemic took an incalculable toll on the nation’s physicians. We will be unraveling its impact for years to come.
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Gender Bias: Another Rising Curve to Flatten?

Lewiss, Resa E.; Jagsi, Reshma
Academic Medicine. 96(6):792-794, June 2021.

Women on the Frontline: A Changed Workforce and the Fight Against COVID-19

Rabinowitz, Loren Galler; Rabinowitz, Danielle Galler
Academic Medicine. 96(6):808-812, June 2021.

Diversifying the Research Workforce as a Programmatic Priority for a Career Development Award Program at Duke University

Johnson, Kimberly S.; Gbadegesin, Rasheed; McMillan, Amanda E.; Molner, Stephanie; Boulware, L. Ebony; Svetkey, Laura P.
Academic Medicine. 96(6):836-841, June 2021.

AAMCNews: These physicians work in underserved communities. The National Health Service Corps helps make that financially feasible

An $800 million boost in funding for the federal scholarship and loan repayment program could expand the number of physicians in underserved communities.
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Welcome New Members

(June 2021)

David Abramson
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Nickie Akande
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Eric Balzen
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Cheryl Banks
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Lydia Boyd
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Louis Burton
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Danny Cavallo
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Wasim Chowdhury
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Gail Cohen
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Travis Corwin
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Jenny De Los Santos
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Mai Dinh
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

April Giarratano
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Carrie Hall
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Catherine Hampel
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Deanna Hester
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Sheila Hotchkin
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Kathi Huprich
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Nicholas Jeffreys
Duke University School of Medicine

Robert Jones
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Sarah Lill
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Carol Looney
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Monique Lopez
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Robert Martin
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Jennifer Milton
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Lola Miranda
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Diana Morrison
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Joseph Owens
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Lacy Owens
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Jay Pederson
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Michelle Pena
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Karen Schulz
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Stephanie Shelton
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Eric Shipp
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Matthew Stedman
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Darrell Thomson
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Sarah Tovar
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Mike Turner
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Becky Vega
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Shan Zhao
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

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