Susan Chubinskaya, PhD, the Klaus Kuettner Professor of Osteoarthritis Research, is the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Rush University and Vice-Chair, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics. She also holds joint appointments as Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. As a researcher, she is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cartilage repair/regeneration, especially in post-traumatic and degenerative osteoarthritis. She is a co-recipient of multiple awards. Susan secured more than $6M (direct cost) of extramural funding, presented more than 250 lectures, co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 12 book chapters, and almost 300 peer-reviewed abstracts. Dr. Chubinskaya holds leadership positions in a number of professional societies. She is the president-elect and the member of the Board of Directors of the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) and will become the President of the ORS in February 2020.
In her role as Vice Provost, Susan oversees Faculty Affairs, Faculty Development, Office of Mentoring Programs, and Office of Global Health. Her focus is on faculty management and database, faculty recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, professional and career advancement, faculty annual reviews, mentoring, gender equity, diversity and other. Susan is actively involved in the work of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as the member, frequent presenter and the leader of the Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA). She is also the member of the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) and the member of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS).