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Educational Affairs Committee

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, the committee is responsible for planning the education/teaching content of the Annual Meeting, providing content for education/teaching tools on the website, reviewing applications for Education Research Scholarships, and carrying out other education-related projects.


Fulfill all responsibilities and committee activities with an overriding objective of meeting the Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies, goals and priorities.


  • Identify symposia topics of interest for possible presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Review symposia proposals and make selections based on diverse membership interests.
  • Develop website content, workshops, webinars, etc., to increase the quantity and quality of educational resources available.
  • Serve as award reviewers when requested throughout the year.


  • Be a member in good standing



NameCompanyThru Date
Jennifer DennisKansas City University3/31/2025


NameCompanyThru Date
Jessica ByramIndiana University School Medicine3/31/2025
Troy CamarataBaptist University College of Osteopathic Medicine3/31/2025
Derek HarmonThe Ohio State University3/31/2027
Kristina LiskUniversity of Toronto3/31/2027
Kathryn MooreUniversity of Utah3/31/2026
Haley O'BrienUniversity of Arizona - Tucson3/31/2025
Dana PetersonDrexel University3/31/2025
Sakshi SinhaMcMaster University3/31/2026
Varna TaranikantiOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine3/31/2027


The Committee shall hold video conferences as needed and meet during the Annual Meeting.


The Committee Chair makes a report to the Board at least once a year.


  • 10 members, including 1 chair. 
  • One position is reserved for a student member.
  • Committee members serve 3-year terms, and the chair serves a 2-year term.

Application Process

  • Applications are solicited annually through a Call for Volunteers
  • Applications are reviewed and scored by the committee chairs and members; scores, demographics, needs of the committee, and comments from the reviews are taken into consideration when choosing new members
  • New committee members are chosen, and then reviewed by the Nominating Committee
  • The new committee members are approved by the full Board of Directors
  • After Board approval, notifications are sent out. Feedback is given if requested by the applicant
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