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The MERC Steering Committee sets the agenda for the MERC program and provides overall guidance to AAMC staff about the conduct and direction of the MERC program.

Committee members provide advice about:

  • The vision for and general direction of the MERC program
  • Program content
  • Faculty participants
  • Sustainability (business models)

Committee members are expected to attend scheduled meetings that occur once each year. In addition, participation in conference calls is expected. Committee members are nominated by their GEA regions. Committee members serve staggered two year terms and this includes the option for a one year renewal.


Judy A. Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean; Professor
Director of the Teaching Academy
University of Vermont College of Medicine


Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD
Professor and Deputy Director
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Linda Perkowski, Ph.D., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty/Administration
College of Medicine Central Michigan University

Nicole J. Borges, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
University of Mississippi

AAMC Staff

Nesha Brown
Senior Program Specialist, Educational Affairs

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