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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee manages the affairs of the Section and approves all committee appointments. This committee meets about two times a year.

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD, MS - Chair
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Jose Cavazos, MD, PhD - Chair-elect
Assistant Dean and Director for the MD/PhD Program
University of Texas
School of Medicine at San Antonio

Sandra Lemmon, PhD - Immediate Past Chair
Director, MSTP 
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Members at Large

Krista Defalco, MHA, MBA 
Director, Administrative Operations of MSTP
Baylor College of Medicine

Michael Donnenberg, MD 
Director, MD-PhD Program 
Professor of Medicine 
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Joanne Wu
Administrative Director, MSTP (MD/PhD) 
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

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

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is charged with identifying tools and developing an inventory of resources to assist MD-PhD program directors and administrators. In addition, the committee will recommend appropriate avenues to increase the visibility of MD-PhD programs and propose to the group Steering Committee a communications plan that is based on the existing MD-PhD Section website, as well as, other methods of information dissemination.

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD - Chair
Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical College of Wisconsin

Members at Large

Sean Didion, PhD
Director
MD-PhD Program
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Sandra Lemmon, PhD
Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Cathy Quinones, PhD
Associate Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Emory University School of Medicine

Brian Sullivan, MA
Executive Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Sharon Welling
Director of Finance & Administration
Medical Scientist Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Megan Williams, PhD
Assistant Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Data Collection and Analysis Committee

The Data Collection and Analysis Committee charge includes developing an inventory of existing data resources, recommending new data gathering data efforts in support of the Section, and recommending to the Section Steering Committee appropriate methods and vehicles for disseminating related data and analyses in order to assist MD-PhD programs in their program management, recruitment, and advising functions.

The Data Collection and Analysis Committee is charged with:

  • Developing an inventory of existing data related to MD-PhD program applicants, matriculates, and graduates; as well as MD-PhD programs and their faculty. Such an inventory should include data from AAMC, NIH, and other sources.
  • Suggesting how existing data gathering efforts can be enhanced and made consistent in order to facilitate longitudinal analyses.
  • Recommending new data gathering efforts in support of the Section and the AAMC's program, services, and advocacy agenda.
  • Recommending uniform institutional data gathering instruments that will allow for national data standardization and presentation.
  • Consulting with NIH on how to best meet their programmatic data needs.
  • Recommending to the Section Steering Committee appropriate methods and vehicles for disseminating related data and analyses in order to assist MD-PhD programs in their program management, recruitment, and advising functions.
     

Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Neuroscience & Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Skip Brass, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Combined Degree & Physician Scholar Program
Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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