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    MERC Steering Committee

    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.


    Christopher J. Mooney, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry


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


    Cayla R. Teal, PhD, MA
    Assistant Dean
    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, PhD
    Director, Educational Scholarship
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    AAMC Staff

    Nesha Brown
    Senior Program Specialist, Educational Affairs