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  • Affinity Group

    GSA Professional Development Initiative Regional Teams

    Western

    Lead: Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD, California University of Science and Medicine
    Senior Associate Dean-Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Community Partnerships
    nakaes@cusm.org

    Co-Lead: Ranna Nash, MEd, University of Nevada- Reno School of Medicine
    Coordinator for Student Development and Academic Enrichment
    rannan@med.unr.edu

    Richard Amini, MD, University of Arizona
    Professor, Clinical Scholar, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Emergency Ultrasound Faculty
    RAmini@aemrc.arizona.edu

    Dude Coudret MSEd, University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Learning Specialist
    dcoudret@email.arizona.edu

    Caitlin Mahaffey MEd, University of Southern California- Keck School of Medicine
    Associate Director of Career Advising
    cjmahaff@usc.edu

    DoQuyen Tran-Taylor, MEd, University of California- San Francisco School of Medicine
    Director, Student Experience
    DoQuyen.Tran-Taylor@ucsf.edu

    Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
    Dean
    Marc.Kahn@unlv.edu

    Central

    Lead: Leila Amiri, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment
    lamiri@uic.edu

    Michael Kavan, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    mkavan@creighton.edu

    Kathleen Kashima, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Senior Associate Dean of Students
    kkashima@uic.edu

    Mildred Willy, MD, Central Michigan University College of Medicine
    Associate Dean, Student Affairs
    Mj.willy@cmich.edu

    Jay M. Behel, PhD, Rush Medical College
    Associate Dean, Medical Student Affairs
    jay_behel@rush.edu

    Dawn Bragg, PhD, Professor Pediatrics, University of South Dakota
    Dean Medical Student Affairs
    Dawn.Bragg@usd.edu

    Southern

    Lead: Cynthia N. Perry, PhD, TTUHSC El Paso
    Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education
    cynthia.perry@ttuhsc.edu

    Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, Baylor College of Medicine
    Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry & Medical Ethics, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Director, Alzheimer’s
    Disease & Memory Disorders Center, Chief of Neurology, Ben Taub General Hospital
    kass@bcm.edu

    Joshua T. Hanson, MD, MPH, University of Texas Health San Antonio
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Long School of Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine | Division of General & Hospital Medicine
    HansonJ4@uthscsa.edu

    Jason P. Noah, MEd, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
    Program Director for Student Success, Medical Student Services
    jnoah@uab.edu

    Northeast

    Lead: Holly Khachadoorian-Elia, MD, MBA, Harvard Medical School
    Advisor and Associate Director
    HKHACHADOORIANELIA@mgh.harvard.edu

    Co-Lead: Sonia Garcia Laumbach, MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    sgarcia@rwjms.rutgers.edu

    Fidencio Saldaña, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
    Dean for Students
    fsaldana@hms.harvard.edu

    Elizabeth M. Lamos, MD FACP, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs
    elamos@som.umaryland.edu

    Angela Jackson, MD, Boston University
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    hjackson@bu.edu