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GFA Communications & Research Committees

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Communications Committee 

This committee shall be responsible for disseminating information and news among members of the GFA and to the AAMC. The Communications Committee 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

Sangeeta Lamba, MD, MBBS 
Associate Dean, Education
Associate Professor
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Jennifer Hagen, MD 
Associate Dean, Faculty Development
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Research & Scholarship Committee

This committee is responsible for promoting faculty affairs and faculty development research and scholarship.


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

Leonie Gordon, MD
Associate Dean for GME/Faculty Development
Medical University of South Carolina 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

Diana Gray, MD
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Washington University School of Medicine

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