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
  • FY21 Annual Report
  • 2020 Faculty Satisfaction Infographic


Date Event

Nov. 14









Postdoctoral Seminar

Understanding and Planning for Promotion

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Department of Pediatrics

Rush Medical College


Meet the Mentor

Clinical Trials and Cyclic AMP in Fragile X Syndrome: A Life Journey

Elizabeth M. Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD


Departments of Pediatrics and Neurological Sciences

Rush Medical College

The Graduate College

Co-Director, Molecular Diagnostics Section of the Genetic Laboratory
Nov. 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to attend

Teaching Academy:

Update on Evidence for Dietary Patterns and Overall Health

Christy Tangney, PhD

Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition, College of Health Sciences

& Preventive Medicine, Rush Medical College

Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award
Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award
The Offices of Faculty Affairs and Mentoring Programs have been honored with the Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for an organization. The national award recognizes organizations for their successful commitment to advancing women faculty in academic medicine and science.

Contact Us

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

Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
Klaus Kuettner Professor of Osteoarthritis Research

Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery & Medicine (Section of Rheumatology)

(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

Ricquita Davis, BA

Program Coordinator
(312) 563-3125