Dr. Pamela A. Saunders is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. With a doctorate in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, her research focuses on language, aging, doctor/patient communication, narrative and reflective writing. She has spent the last 20 years conducting research and teaching. Her research program includes funding from the Alzheimer’s Association, National Institute on Aging, Hartford Foundation, and the FDA. She serves in several leadership roles related to the medical education including the Chief Course Director of the Doctoring Curriculum and co-clerkship director of the Geriatrics clerkship. She is a long-standing member of the Committee on Medical Education and also serves on the Committee on Appointments and Promotions. She co-founded, the geriatrics curriculum in 2000 for the undergraduate medical students at GUSOM with funding from the Hartford Foundation. In addition, she teaches reflective writing and Mind Body Medicine skills to medical and graduate students. Her publications cover topics such as reflective writing, self-awareness, mind body medicine, doctor/patient communication, a well as language and dementia.