Carrie Phillips, MD, named as Vice Chair of Faculty and Staff Development
As part of the administrative leadership restructuring of the department, I am pleased to announce that Carrie L. Phillips, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and adjunct professor of medicine, has agreed to serve as the inaugural vice chair of faculty and staff development, effective February 10th.
In this newly established role, Dr. Phillips will act as an advocate for faculty and staff at all stages of their career cycle by creating an environment where faculty and staff are able to find the resources, tools and support they need to reach their full potential.
To that end, she has already identified four primary goals:
- develop a forward-thinking long-term strategy,
- invite change that supports communal norms, values and behaviors,
- serve as a liaison with health care partners, and
- engage and mentor faculty and staff in the university's tripartite mission.
To carry out these aims, she will build a program centered around collaboration with the other vice chairs and department leaders to foster a collegial environment that develops, rewards and retains a talented, productive and diversified workforce.
Dr. Phillips' career in our department exemplifies our tripartite mission. She has been a steadfast researcher and trusted clinician, while serving as a passionate educator and dedicated mentor to numerous residents, fellows, staff members and her faculty peers over the years. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, followed by a renal pathology fellowship at the University of Michigan, before joining the Indiana University School Medicine as assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in 1998. She served as the director of the Department of Pathology residency training program and continues to oversee the electron microscopy lab and the renal pathology service. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Pathology Society. At IU School of Medicine, she has been actively involved in faculty affairs for a long time, serving on the Promotion and Tenure Committee and co-chairing the Lecturer and Clinical Rank Faculty Promotion Committee.
Dr. Phillips' guiding philosophy is that professional development is a lifelong journey, which is critical to personal job satisfaction and to retention of staff. I am very grateful for her commitment to investing in the department's future and its continuing success by taking on this important responsibility. Please join me in congratulating Carrie and in welcoming her to this new role.
All the best,
Michael Feldman, MD, PhD
Chair of Pathology