Welcome From the Senior Associate Dean

Welcome from the Faculty Affairs Office 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 web site helpful.

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David Raiford, M.D. 

Mission

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

  • supporting the hiring of outstanding and diverse faculty members;
  • providing support and education to VUSOM 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 VUSOM department chair searches.