Appointments of Women to Teaching Positions

rainu-kaushalRainu Kaushal was named chair of the department of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She is the Frances and John L. Loeb Professor of Medical Informatics and professor of pediatrics, medicine, and public health at the college. She also serves as the director of the Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy.

Dr. Kaushal is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Harvard Medical School. She also holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University.

sunshinelahmersSunshine Lahmers has joined the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as a clinical assistant professor of cardiology in the department of small animal clinical sciences. She was a clinical assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lahmers is a graduate of the University of Rochester. She earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in veterinary sciences at Washington State University.

Dr. Jena SteinleJena J. Steinle, associate professor in the departments of ophthalmology, anatomy and neurobiology, and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, was named director of the Hamilton Eye Institute. She has been on the staff at the UTHSC since 2007.

Dr. Steinle is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Gertrude_Fraser_02HR_JHGertrude Fraser, vice provost for faculty recruitment and retention, has announced that she is stepping down from her post and will return to full-time teaching as an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Fraser is the author of African American Midwifery in the South: Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory (Harvard University Press, 1998).

Dr. Fraser is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

evelieEllen Velie was named a professor of epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She will hold a joint appointment as the Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Velie has been serving as an associate professor of epidemiology at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Velie is a graduate of Harvard University. She holds a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Marisha_HumphriesMarisha L. Humphries was promoted to associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the educational development of African American children.

Dr. Humphries holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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