Welcome From the Senior Associate Dean

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Welcome from the Office of Faculty Affairs team! 

It is our privilege to support the faculty of the School of Medicine
in its many missions. I hope you will find the resources on this
website helpful.
David Raiford, M.D.   

Mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs

To provide faculty advocacy, promote academic quality, and advance the strategic goals of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) by the following:

  • supporting the hiring of outstanding and diverse faculty members;
  • providing support and education to VUSM departments;
  • overseeing the appointments and promotions process;
  • fostering the development, implementation, and interpretation of faculty policies;
  • facilitating access to training and compliance requirements;
  • administering conflict of interest, disclosure, and review policies;
  • providing professional development programs for faculty members;
  • managing emeritus and endowed chairs nominations;
  • supporting VUSM department chair searches.