Eric serves as senior director of faculty and academic society engagement for the Washington-based Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, Eric manages the day-to-day operations of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, or CFAS, one of the AAMC’s three governing bodies. CFAS represents the interests of medical school faculty and academic societies within the AAMC’s membership. Among key issues covered are faculty wellbeing and resilience, advancement of science and research within academic medicine, graduate medical education, faculty definition and identity, and the role and impact of medical school faculty within clinical, research, and educational settings.
Eric is also the principal writer and editor of the weekly “CFAS News” publication, which goes to nearly 5,000 subscribers representing leaders in academic medicine.
Eric previously served for a decade as senior director of publishing services in the Communication cluster at the AAMC, overseeing the AAMC website, its creative and editorial services division, and its publishing efforts. Eric additionally has a long history in science and medical communications, having held an array of leadership positions at organizations such as Stanford School of Medicine, Veterinary Centers of America, WebMD, and others focused on consumer health, medicine, and science. Eric also has worked as a writer and editor for Congressional Quarterly and Time Life Books.