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GREAT Leadership

Leadership for the Group on Research, Education, and Training (GREAT)

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee manages the affairs of the Group and approves all committee appointments. 


Andrew Zinn, MD, PhD
Dean, University of Texas Southwestern
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chair, MD-PhD Training Section

Bruce H. Mandt, PhD
Director, Postdoctoral Office, Career Development Office
University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Graduate School
Chair, Postdoctoral Training Section 

Terri O'Brien, PhD 
Associate Chancellor & Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Chair, Graduate Training Section

Graduate Training Section Representatives 

Nicquet Blake, PhD
Vice Provost, Student Academic Affairs
Dean, Graduate Division
University of California San Francisco

Patrick Brandt, PhD
Director of Career Development and Training
Director of Science Outreach
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Allison D. Fryer, MSc, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Oregon Health and Science University

Louis B. Justement, PhD
Professor of Microbiology 
Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary Ellen Lane, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Charles H. Lang, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery
Penn State College Medicine

Shoba Subramanian, PhD
Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Physiology
Adjunct Lecturer, Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Michigan Medical School

Paula Traktman, PhD 
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

MD-PhD Training Section Representatives

Justin T. Baca, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, MD/PhD Program
University of New Mexico

Jose Cavazos, MD, PhD 
Assistant Dean and Director for the MD/PhD Program
University of Texas Health San Antonio

Randy Seay, MA, MPA, MPH
Associate Director of Physician Scientist Development (PSDO)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Joanne Wu, MEd
MSTP Administrative Director (MD-PhD)
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine - Office of Graduate Studies

Marshall S. Horwitz, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Education
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Professor, Department of Pathology (adjunct, Medicine & Genome Sciences)
University of Washington Medicine

Christopher Williams, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Education
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Director of the Harrison Society
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Training Section Representatives

Natalie Chernets, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development
Drexel University

Blessing Enekwe, PhD
Program Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Maryland
Graduate Career Consortium Special Issue Representative

Johnna Frierson, PhD
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion
Duke University School of Medicine

Erin Heckler, PhD 
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis

Linda McManus, PhD 
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Texas Health Science Center
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Paulette McRae, PhD
Assistant Director, Specialty Programs and Diversity
Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute 

Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD
Associate Chair of Pathology
University of New Mexico – School of Medicine

COD Liaison

Bradley Britigan, MD 
Dean, College of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

CFAS Liaison

Gabriela Popescu, PhD
Professor Biochemistry, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical 
Sciences at the University at Buffalo

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