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Learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion, Education Technology, Data Driven Academic Medical Centers, and Research Technology Work Groups. 


Diversity and Inclusion Work Group

The GIR Diversity and Inclusion Work Group (GIRDI) is open to all members of the AAMC community and welcomes all who have an interest in learning about, promoting and championing diversity and inclusion in informatics. Work Group participants will share promising practices around the support and promotion of diversity efforts in IT: plan for webinars and conference presentations that highlight efforts at our member institutions and encourage dialogue around cultivating our future IT workforce.  

Diversity and Inclusion Work Group Charge

Please contact gir@aamc.org if you are interested in joining this work group. 

Co-chairs

Jessica Chen, MBA, CPHIMS
Application Manager, Clinical Research Information Services
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Courtney Terry
IT Manager, Academic Systems
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Steering Committee Liaison

Jill Mantia
Director of IT Special Projects
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group

The Data Driven Academic Medical Centers (DDAMC) Work Group seeks to be a coordinating source of resources to share knowledge and enable academic medical centers to leverage new and existing data to inform the decisions across its missions, strategic initiatives, and daily operations. This cross-cutting work group is led by chairpersons coming from the GIR, GBA, and GIP and is open to all AAMC constituents, with the goal of building a community of members who are interested in this topic and taking part in collaborative opportunities and projects surrounding data-driven activities and initiatives. Work group members are expected to participate in webinars and on monthly calls as well as to assist with projects and initiatives identified by the group and to contribute resources (e.g., articles, dashboards, screenshots).  

The work group strives to provide a forum for ideas and discussion around creating and continuously improving a data driven academic medical center. It seeks to create and disseminate relevant resources that help AMCs move towards being data driven organizations. The work group works towards discovering and promoting analytics that can be standardized and used across AMCs to facilitate cross-institution benchmarking. It also looks to provide a data-driven/analytics common ground for institutions to work together, and move the medical education, research, and patient care industry forward. 

Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group: Scope and Approach

Please email gir@aamc.org if you are interested in joining this work group. 

Co-Chairs

Hannah Lawrence 
Assistant Dean, Faculty Advancement & Diversity
The University of Chicago
GIP Member

Michael Patriarca 
Executive Vice Dean, Finance & Administration
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
GBA Member 

Duane Staskal 
Software Application Services Manager
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
GIR Member 

Research Technology Work Group

The Research Technology Working Group (RTWG) is responsible for informing GIR members and the AAMC on research technology issues, trends and related infrastructures while working collaboratively with other AAMC groups, particularly the Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND). This work group is also tasked with responding to emerging research technology issues, particularly in areas such as: mechanisms to identify and share research data management strategies, governance models, and standards; practices for designing and developing new research infrastructures at scale; and strategies and resources for workforce cultivation in medical research IT practice.

Research Technology Work Group Charge

Please contact gir@aamc.org if you are interested in joining this work group.

Co-Chairs

Monica Crubezy, PhD
Director, Research Solutions and Software Engineering
Emory University

Christopher Dymek, MBA, PMP
Service Information Officer, PMACS
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Steering Committee Liaison

Uduak Ndoh
Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

GIR Education Technology Work Group

Education Technology Work Group Charge

Please contact gir@aamc.org if you are interested in joining this work group.

Co-Chairs

Laurie Gelles, PhD
Educational Technology Team Lead
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Julie Youm, PhD
Director, Educational Technology
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Steering Committee Liaison

Chandler Mayfield
Executive Director, Technology Enhanced Education
UC San Francisco School of Medicine

Instructional Design Community

The mission of the Instructional Design Community, which falls under the Education Technology Work Group, is to establish a network for instructional designers, instructional technologists, IT professionals and curriculum leads interested in information sharing and collaboration related to instructional design issues between their institutions. This community will address the needs and challenges of instructional designers as key liaisons crossing curriculum and IT, as well as support the implementation of instructional design best practices for medical education within the AAMC.

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