Two School of Medicine faculty and an administrator have been appointed to leadership positions within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Kevin Lillehei, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, and Pamela Peterson, MD, associate professor of medicine in the cardiology division, will become charter members of the AAMC’s Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. This council is charged with identifying critical issues facing medical school faculty and providing a strong voice for faculty within the AAMC leadership structure.

Cheryl Welch, director of faculty affairs, was recently appointed to the Research Project Development Subcommittee of the AAMC’s Group on Faculty Affairs. This subcommittee will engage in strategic planning and will oversee collaborative and scholarly projects pertaining to faculty evaluation, faculty development, promotion and tenure and other faculty matters.


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