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The Office of CMS Faculty Affairs and Equity supports all CMS faculty members to reach their maximum potential as teachers, researchers, scholars, and leaders. We take great pride in offering a range of comprehensive Faculty Services designed to empower, recognize, and advance our exceptional faculty community.


  • Promote a healthy and vigorous learning environment by supporting, recognizing, and developing the medical school’s faculty and staff 
  • Foster professionalism and professional behaviors by addressing equity, wellness, and interprofessionalism within the healthcare community

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Nutan Vaidya

Nutan Vaidya, MD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Equity

Myrtis Sullivan

Myrtis Sullivan, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jamal Turner

Jamal Turner, MSA, MJ

Coordinator, Diversity

Courtney Muir

Courtney Muir, MA

Coordinator, Global Health & Special Projects

Judy Potashkin

Judy Potashkin, PhD

Director of Faculty Recognition and Development

Dima Arbach

Dima Arbach, MD

Director of Faculty Engagement and Wellness

Laurie Lonicki

Laurie Lonicki

Coordinator, Faculty Appointments and Recognition

Sarah Friedle

Senior Administrative Assistant