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

 

  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Susan Chubinskaya, PhD to its College of Fellows. Dr. Chubinskaya was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for developing fundamental knowledge regarding cartilage pathobiology and therapeutic approaches to tissue regeneration and for excellent professional leadership and service.
  • 10 Year Accomplishment Report- view the work of the Office of Faculty Affairs over the last ten years.
  • 2020 Faculty Satisfaction Infographic
  • Faculty Affairs Annual Report

 

Date Event

October 14, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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Spread of MRSA in Urban Areas - A Journey From Epidemiology to Genomics and Back and an Opportunity for Mentorship
Kyle J. Popovich, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

October 19, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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Managing Self when Working Remotely 
Katie Oczkowski, BA, Manager
Center for Innovative & Lifelong Learning, Rush University Medical Center

October 20, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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Postdoctoral Seminar:  Transition from Postdoc to an Independent Researcher
David Reed, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, UIC College of Dentistry

 

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
Susanna_Chubinskaya@rush.edu

Melita Isic, MBA, MHA

Director, University Affairs
(312) 563-1506
Melita_M_Isic@rush.edu

Dina Rubahka, MEd

Academic Program Manager
(312) 942-8873
Dina_Rubakha@rush.edu

Lori Davis

Database Manager
(312) 942-6827
Lori_L_Davis@rush.edu

Nabela Ashraf, MSW

Project Coordinator

Nabela_Ashraf@rush.edu