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

Sept. 9

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Women Mentoring Program:
“Looking” Like a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Presence

Stacy Sattovia, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospitalist

Medical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development

Co-Director, Professional Development Pillar, Center for Human and Organizational Potential

Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist

SIU School of Medicine

Sept. 13

3:00-4:00 p.m.


Meet the Mentor:
The Epidemiology of COVID-19 Among Healthcare Providers

Mary K Hayden, MD, FIDA, FSHEA

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, RMC

Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Rush Medical Laboratories


Michael Lin, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Internal Medicine, RMC

Hospital Epidemiologist

Sept. 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to attend

Teaching Academy:
Working with Human Resources

Lori Bysong, PHR
HR Business Partner
Interim HR Director, Non-Clinical

Sept. 29

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Searle Conference Center, Room 542 Brainard

Mentoring Programs 

8th Annual Symposium

Join us as Rush Mentoring Program members present their ongoing research, we celebrate the 2022 Cohn Fellow Class, introduce the 2023 Cohn Fellow Class, and recognize mentees and mentors that have exemplified the qualities of those involved in Rush Mentoring Program.

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

Lori Davis

Database Manager
(312) 942-6827

Ricquita Davis, BA

Program Coordinator
(312) 563-3125