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Communications & Research Subcommittees - GFA

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Communications Subcommittee 

This committee shall be responsible for disseminating information and news among members of the GFA and to the AAMC. The Communications Subcommittee will be chaired by the Chair-elect.


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


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

Leigh A. Patterson, MD, MAEd 
Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Jessica Womack, 
Program Director, Faculty Development
Duke University School of Medicine


Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP (Membership & Nominating Subcommittee Liaison) 
Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, DOP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Johnson George, MBA, PMP (Program Planning Liaison) 
Director of Faculty Projects and Process Design
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Professional Development Liaison

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

Research & Project Development Subcommittee

This committee shall oversee GFA collaborative projects, promote and coordinate scholarly activities with other AAMC Groups and Councils, and identify opportunities for fostering scholarship in faculty affairs.


Kimberly A. Skarupski, PhD, MPH
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Koko Aung, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice President and Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso

Troy Buer, PhD, MS
Director of Faculty Development & Special Projects
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs and Career Development
Rauh Chair and Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Clara Lapiner, MPH
Director of Faculty Professional Development and Manager of Academic Affairs
Columbia University Vagelos College

Guadalupe “Lu” Martinez, PhD
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development
University of Arizona College Of Medicine - Phoenix

Janine R. Shapiro, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development Professor
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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