Patrice Eiff, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Director of Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine, has been appointed Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the OHSU School of Medicine. Dr. Eiff's immediate focus will be to support the new faculty development initiative called Grow From Within To Excellence. Dr. Eiff will provide leadership and program guidance for that initiative's Lead Mentors program (see related article below).
"Dr. Eiff has significant experience and expertise with faculty development and I am pleased we can provide an opportunity for her to share this knowledge to the benefit of the School of Medicine faculty," said Dean Richardson. "I know she will help support a vital professional climate at OHSU." Dr. Eiff has been pivotal in the development of the annual Representation of Women Report. Initially started in 2000 to help the Association of American Medical Colleges' national benchmarking, under Dr. Eiff's guidance, the report has significantly expanded at OHSU.
Dr. Eiff joined the OHSU Department of Family Medicine in 1990. She received her MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1983 and completed her family medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1986. Following residency, Dr. Eiff completed a one-year faculty development fellowship at Duke. She served as the Leadership Director for the OHSU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health from 2003-2007 and is a past Chair of the Women in Academic Medicine Committee. In 2005 she was appointed as Director of the OHSU TALENT Program, which is designed to improve the advancement and retention of women faculty in the School of Medicine.