Faculty Academic Advancement Committee



It is the vision of the University of Illinois College of Medicine to achieve a diverse and world-class faculty.

To create an institutional climate and environment in which the faculty and its leadership reflect the gender and ethnic profile of the College of Medicine's student body in order to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and patient care, so that the College of Medicine attracts and retains a world-class and diverse faculty.
Read the complete Goals and Objectives of FAAC here.

To meet these goals the Faculty Academic Advancement Committee’s current initiatives include:

  • Constituency Building
  • Data Gathering & Dissemination
  • Departmental Transformation
  • Policy & Program Advocacy
  • Support for Women's Leadership


How To Succeed In Academic Medicine As a Woman - FAAC Symposium 2012

Speakers from UI College of Medicine and from other schools of medicine across the country addressed the topic "How To Succeed in Academic Medicine as a Woman" on December 3, 2012. More than 140 attended the symposium, which was hosted by UI Pediatrics and the Faculty Academic Advancement Committee (FAAC) at the College of Medicine. Seven of the eight speakers were women leaders in academic medicine, as well as alumnae of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women. Welcome addresses were delivered by Usha Raj, MD, Head of UI Pediatrics and Chair of FAAC; Mrinalini C. Rao, PhD, AGAF, Interim Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity; and William E. Walden, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Following the event in Moss Auditorium, all participants were invited to network at a reception.

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 FAAC Chair



Usha Raj, MD
Anjuli S. Nayak Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital University of Illinois
Email: usharaj@uic.edu

Meredith Anderson
M.P.H Candidate, Health Policy and Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago
Email:  mander63@uic.edu