Faculty Affairs

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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 and the Office of Global Health.

News & Upcoming Events
  • Faculty Affairs Annual Report
  • April 26 (8-9AM) Financial Wellness for Women in the Health Sciences Professions Magdalena Bednarczyk, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. Internal Medicine, RMCRSVP

  • May 14 (3-4PM) Meet the Mentor: Ali Keshavarzian, MD, FRCP, FACP, MACG, AGAF, Josephine M. Dyrenforth Chair of Gastroenterology, Professor, Dept. Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, RMC RSVP

  • May 15 (12-1PM) Postdoctoral Seminar: Promotion from the Perspective of a Committee Member RSVP

  • May 21 (12-1PM) Teaching Academy: How to Promote a Learning Environment for all Students RSVP

Faculty Affairs Contacts
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 1044
Chicago, IL 60612
Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development
Department of Pediatrics
Klaus Kuettner Professor of Osteoarthritis Research 
(312) 942-6306
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Melita Isic, MBA, MHA
Director, University Affairs
(312) 563-1506
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Dina Rubahka, MEd
Academic Program Manager
(312) 942-8873
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Christine St. John, BS
Credentialing Coordinator
(312) 563-0380
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Lori Davis
Database Manager
(312) 942-6827