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Faculty Affairs and Equity

The Office of CMS Faculty Affairs and Equity is dedicated to supporting all CMS faculty members reach their maximum potential as teachers, researchers, scholars, and leaders.


  • Create a diverse and equitable learning environment that fosters individualized progressive development of Under-represented in Medicine (UiM) students
  • 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 health care 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

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson, PhD, MPH, MA

CMS Director of Learning Environment Diversity; RFUMS Director of Interprofessional Global Health

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