Leadership Survey, Call for AAMC Delegates, Black in Neuro and more…

The Voice of Academic Neurology's Leaders

The focus of the AUPN is on academic neurology’s leaders and most of you not only serve as Chairs, but also in a variety of other leadership roles in national neurology, government, patient and other organizations as officers, board members, or in other capacities. As the AUPN furthers our collaborations with allied organizations, we are asking you to complete a simple survey (< 5 minutes) of your major leadership roles, so that we will have a roster to guide us as we reach out to form and strengthen future alliances. Please complete by August 21st: AUPN Leadership Survey.

The AUPN is now seeking nominations/volunteers for two delegates from the AUPN to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS).  As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) is composed of affinity groups, including the CFAS, which consists of delegates appointed from each U.S. medical school, and from a variety of participating medical and academic societies. CFAS representatives serve 3 year terms and have the primary responsibility of “the promotion of leadership development among faculty in the academic medical community”.  Delegates’ duties include participating in CFAS meetings (now virtual) and the AAMC to represent the concerns of the constituency they represent. Please submit self or other nominations (must be AUPN members) here by August 21. 

The AUPN and many other major neurology organizations continue in our renewed commitment to enhance diversity and promote social justice within our specialty.  The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), is seeking to diversify its committees, with a focus on content experts from underrepresented minorities to help create the ABPN qualifying exams. Nominees will attend one to two virtual committee meetings per year, along with developing and reviewing questions and test materials. They should be ABPN certified and have no conflicts of interest with the ABPN.  To nominate, please submit names and accompanying CVs to Diane Schmitz at dschmitz@abpn.com

Black in Neuro is an organization dedicated to celebrating Black excellence in neuroscience and to providing ongoing mentoring and support of Black academic neurologists and basic neuroscientists. Black in Neuro provides a mentoring network, hosts events and provides materials focused on these goals. Details are at the web link below, and on social media (Instagram and Twitter @blackinneuro).

Also, summer is winding down and the AUPN and ANA virtual fall meetings are not as far away as you might think; registration is easy and is now open (linked below).

Clifton L. Gooch, MD
AUPN President

Today’s Resource Links

Registration: AUPN & ANA Fall Meetings & Career Fair
Register for the AUPN Meeting at AUPN Meeting Registration, and for the ANA meeting at 2020.myana.org.  AUPN registration is a member benefit at no extra charge and ANA Meeting registration is free for ANA members this year (join the ANA at ANA Membership). All registrations will include access to the ANA2020 Meetings Recording package, which will be made available in the weeks following the event.  The early bird deadline for ANA registration is Sept. 8th. ANA-AUPN Career Fair registration (fee) is at https://2020.myana.org/program/sessions/ana-aupn-career-fair

The AAMC website can be accessed at https://www.aamc.org/ and the CFAS page is at https://www.aamc.org/professional-development/affinity-groups/cfas The AAMC virtual meeting registration (Learn, Serve, Lead 2020) will open in August.

Black In Neuro
Black in Neuro is an organization dedicated to celebrating Black excellence in neuroscience and to providing ongoing mentoring support of Black academic neurologists and basic neuroscientists, which hosts events and provides materials focused on these goals. Details are on social media (Instagram and Twitter @blackinneuro), and on the web at https://www.blackinneuro.com/

AUPN Academic Neurology Leadership Job Board (Free for Members)
If you have a current job posting, please complete the Job Listing Form and submit with a Word Document of the complete job listing to the AUPN Executive Office at neuro@aupn.org While we highlight open Chair positions, any academic neurology position may be posted.  The Job Board is on the AUPN Home page as an easily accessible drop-down menu here:  AUPN website home page and here:  AUPN LinkedIn page.

ANA-JHU Social Justice Webinars: Summer Series (Ongoing, through Sept. 3rd)
(Free, Registration Required. CME Available)
The American Neurological Association is presenting a series of weekly webinars throughout the summer, in concert with Johns Hopkins University, focused on issues of social justice in academic neurology.  Topics include enhancing diversity and racial interactions in academic medicine, generational trauma and possible solutions, comprehensive community revitalization and the dynamics of race and ethnicity. https://myana.org/sites/default/files/docs/2020/social_justice_summer_series.pdf

Open Neurology Leadership Positions:

University of Washington: Professor & Chair - Dept. of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh: Professor & Chair - Dept. of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University SOM: Professor & Chair - Dept. of Neurology

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