Luanne Thorndyke is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine
at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She is responsible
for all matters related to faculty, including faculty and leadership development;
academic affairs (appointment, promotion and tenure); recruitment, retention,
and satisfaction; faculty diversity and inclusion; gender and equity issues.
Prior to joining UMMS, she was Associate Dean for Professional Development at
the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center and also served
as Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education. She established the Penn
State Jr. Faculty Development Program, an initiative that has become nationally
recognized as a model for faculty development and mentoring. A graduate of Duke
University and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she has broad
experience in college academic administration, including policy and programmatic
development, clinical leadership and administration, and financial oversight.
Scholarly interests include faculty development and mentoring, leadership and
advancement of women, and faculty competencies.
Dr. Thorndyke is Chair-Elect of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs, serving
on both the Steering Committee and the Research Subcommittee. She is a member
of the Accreditation Review Council of the Accreditation Council of Continuing
Medical Education, the Society of Academic CME, and previously the Coordinating
Committee for the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science. A board-certified
internist and geriatrician, her clinical interests include menopausal health,
osteoporosis, and geriatrics.