AAIM Physician-Scientist Initiative 

The AAIM Physician-Scientist Initiative seeks to identify, develop, and implement substantive and practical solutions that will ensure the survival, growth, and diversity of the physician-scientist workforce. This initiative which has been led by the AAIM Research Committee, has executed several activities centered on strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the pathway, fostering intellectual curiosity, evaluating the trainee perspective, and addressing wellness and burnout. 

The AAIM Physician-Scientist Initiative directly supports initiative five of AAIM’s Strategic Plan which is charged with developing and disseminating best practices designed to ensure the expansion of opportunities for underrepresented faculty to be part of a physician-scientist workforce that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

2024 Workshop

2024 American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and the Borroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Research Pathway Directors Annual Workshop

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So You Want to Be a STaRR? 

Jatin Vyas, PhD
Program Director, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital 

Kyu Rhee, MD, PhD
William Randolph Hearst Clinical Scholr in Micorbiology and Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medicine

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AAIM Research Committee Roster

AAIM Research Committee Roster

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Ohio State University College of Medicine 

JoVonnda Chresfield
Senior Program Administrator
Baptist Health South Florida

Paul Conlin, MD
Chief, Medical Service; Maurice Strauss Chair and Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Emily Gallagher, MD, PhD (Vice Chair)
Associate Program Director for Research for Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Patrick Hu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor/PSTP Director
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carlos Isales, MD
Division Chief
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD FIDSA
Program Director
Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care)

Justin Kingery, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine 
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Christopher Kontos, MD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Duke University School of Medicine

Monica Kraft, MD 
System Chair
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Kyu Rhee, MD, PhD
Director, Medical Research Track
Weill Cornell Medicine

Don Rockey, MD
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Nathan Schoettler, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago, Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine

Clifford Steer, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD FIDSA, FACP (Chair)
Program Director
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Tammy Wichman, MD
Program Director 
University of Nebraska College of Medicine


2018 AAIM Research Pathways Directors Workshop (March 18, 2018)

AAIM Residency Research Pathways Directors Summit (March 22–23, 2017)

Third Consensus Conference on the Physician-Investigator Workforce (November 12-13, 2015)

AAMC-APM Forum: "The Physician-Scientist Workforce: A Workshop for Clinical Faculty Leaders” (PDF) (October 31, 2008)