Annual Thomas S. Inui Lecture
Dr. Maureen Connelly is a general internist at Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine after 25 years at Harvard Medical School, where she served in the Office for Faculty Affairs for 13 years, with the last 8 years as Dean for Faculty Affairs. In her prior role, she supported faculty career development, oversaw policies related to faculty appointments and promotions, represented the Dean on senior faculty searches, and worked one-on-one with faculty to provide career support. She is a founding member and former leader of the New England Network on Faculty Affairs and most recently served as the Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs. Dr. Connelly’s academic appointment was in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where her research focus was on women’s health and patient decision-making. She previously practiced as a primary care physician and, in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, she developed a menopause consultation service. Dr. Connelly’s current research focus is on faculty development, mentoring, and equitable approaches to faculty recruitment and promotion. Her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.