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The mission of the Office for Faculty Affairs is to create a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment for the diverse faculty of RUSH University. Our focus is on institutional integration, specifically but not limited to faculty satisfaction and engagement, implementation of the strategic plan, pursuit of diversity goals, support for accreditations and faculty management including onboarding, appointments and promotions.

As part of faculty development, we provide resources to ensure faculty academic success through education, mentoring, professional and leadership development, advocacy, communication and recognition. The Office of Faculty Affairs oversees the Office of Mentoring Programs, the Office of Global Health and the Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

  • The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) has announced the selection of Susan Chubinskaya, PhD as a Fellow in the class of 2022. ORS Fellows are the longstanding members of the ORS who have demonstrated leadership, expert knowledge, achievement, and contributions to the ORS, its Governance, and the field of musculoskeletal research.
  • FY22 Annual Report
  • 2020 Faculty Satisfaction Infographic
Date Event

Aug. 10

Noon - 1:00 p.m.



Meet the Mentor:
Gut- microbiota- brain Axis in Parkinson’s


Jitesh Pratap, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

RUSH Medical College

Course Director-GCC

Aug. 15

Noon - 1:00 p.m.



Teaching Academy:

Author Metrics:
What They Are and How to Use Them

Patricia Chavez, MLIS
Library Research Information Specialist, Library of RUSH University Medical Center

Contact Us

The Office of Faculty Affairs is located in the Armour Academic Center, 600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 1044.

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs

(312) 942-6306


Melita Isic, MBA, MHA
Director, University Affairs
{312) 563-1506


Dina Rubakha, MEd
Academic Program Manager
(312) 942-8873

Imani Lindsey-Graham
Administrative Assistant II
(312) 947-4298


Lonhak Orch, BS
Faculty Management System Manager
(312) 563-3125