The Office of Academic Affairs supports and assists the faculty of the School of Medicine in their clinical, teaching, research, and administrative roles. We act as a resource to facilitate the recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of faculty members across all departments, institutes, and faculty lines. OAA sponsors educational and mentoring programs such as the Faculty A&P Workshops, collects and analyzes data on the makeup of the School faculty, and disseminates faculty-related information via this website, the Faculty Handbook, and the Communique. -- Linda Boxer, Vice Dean of the School of Medicine