Erika T. Brown, PhD is the Dean for Faculty Affairs and a Professor of Pathology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Serving in this role since 2021, she oversees all aspects of appointments, titles and promotions for Geisel faculty members situated at the three primary sites that constitute the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (the Geisel campus in Hanover, NH, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic/Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital campus in Lebanon, NH, and the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, VT) and at clinical affiliates throughout the United States and international locales. Brown has experience in faculty affairs, professional development and in accreditation and assessment. In her previous role, she built an effective and resourceful office to develop and sustain the faculty—encompassing recruitment, on-boarding, retention, promotion, career guidance, and professional development for all academic ranks, including courses and ongoing workshops with an emphasis on junior faculty. Brown serves as the Geisel liaison to the Dartmouth College Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity for faculty hiring and is a Deputy Title IX coordinator.
Dean Brown received a BS in Biology/Biochemistry (minor) from Spelman College and a PhD in Medical Genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her postdoctoral training in Cancer Biology/Radiation Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dean Brown also completed the Drexel University College of Medicine Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. She participates as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.
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