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Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. The student body of more than 53,000 demonstrates that students from all backgrounds can achieve...
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Activities & Affiliations
Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society inducted new members Gregory Bidwell, Amanda Chandler, Scott Isenburg, Sarah Morrison, Seema Patel, Brandy Roatsey, Caroline Smyth, Kimberly Wu, and Sarah Zirkle. The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy.Spring 2015
American College of Rheumatology
Director, Research and TrainingJuly 2013 - Present• Serve as the staff liaison for the Committees on Research and Training and Workforce Issues and their respective subcommittees, with aggregate membership of over 100 volunteers • Manage the ACR’s annual portfolio of rheumatology research and training programs, encompassing 22 online educational modules, 16 professional meetings and recruitment events, six scholarship/award programs and an in-training exam • Provide expertise and support to over 700 graduate medical education institutions on issues related to research and training, including - Medical school curriculum and exposure, educational modules; - Residency and fellowship programs, ERAS and the Match; - GME funding, ACGME curriculum requirements and assessment; and - Academic career development, including funding for research and training • Create and monitor $2MM research and training annual budget, including careful analysis of financial commitments and program needs, resulting in FY14 savings of $363,585 • Maintain the ACR’s rheumatology research agenda, including scheduling regular reviews and updates, as well as a comprehensive dissemination plan • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with external funding agencies such as the NIH in order to promote the ACR’s research and training priorities • Manage NIH grants (e.g., R13, U13) made in support of the ACR’s research and training conferences, including submission of grant materials and progress reports • Oversee the ACR’s medical student and resident recruitment campaign, Choose Rheumatology, and Career Connection
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