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Dean's Office Group on Academics and Student Activities

Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H.
Interim Dean, COM
CSB 601


Chris Pelic, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Career Planning and Advising
601 CSB


Christina Bourne, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Career Planning and Advising
601 CSB

John Freedy, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
601 CSB
Myra Haney Singleton, MA
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
601 CSB
In partnership with Dr. Freedy, I provide leadership for the Group on Student Affairs (GSA).  We work very hard to make sure that our team does everything possible to provide needed services.  Beyond GSA leadership, my duties include providing advisement, counsel and support to medical students in their transition from student to physician. I also monitor student academic progress and provide individual counseling to ensure that students are afforded every opportunity to succeed. Other responsibilities include managing several College of Medicine committees.
Gabrielle S. Redding
Manager, Student Affairs
I perform managerial duties for the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) to keep things running smoothly.  I also work closely with 3rd and 4th year students by coordinating information sessions, providing guidance for career planning, ensuring that the ERAS/NRMP Match process runs well, and working with the Careers in Medicine (CiM) program.  I also manage the Senior Mentor program, work closely with Student Council as an advisor, plan COM student ceremonies, and work with the medical students on various special events and initiatives.
Alva Blair
Executive Associate
I coordinate administrative, business management and support activities related to the Group on Student Affairs (GSA).  I also assist in scheduling appointments for our GSA deans (Freedy, Haney-Singleton, and Pelic).
Alexzandrea Brown
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
I work collaboratively with the Associate & Assistant Dean on Student Academic Progress and Professionalism. I assist with coordinating the Careers in Medicine Program, which consist of small entities such as career advising, student council interest groups, and summer research. Also, I assist with the Medical Student Performance Evaluation letters (also known as Dean’s Letters) and various student related events and activities such as Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, Match Day, and Commencement.

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