Art Kaufman, MD, serves as the Vice Chancellor for Community Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaufman’s has a passion for creating innovative education and service models to better address community, indigent, rural and population health needs. He helped initiate the Primary Care Curriculum in New Mexico which became an international model for change by innovative track in traditional medical schools. He began to integrate Public Health and Family Medicine as Director of the Rockefeller funded Health of the Public Program in New Mexico. He is Director of New Mexico’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Innovative Health Workers Education Service and Research Models. In 1999 he was elected Secretary General for the Network: Towards Unity for Better Health-- a WHO-affiliated, nongovernment organization comprised mostly of academic health centers in developing countries interested in improving their relevance in education and service in addressing health needs of their local populations.
Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the Director of Public Health Initiatives at the Association of American
Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Fair directs both the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of Health Workforce) project and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with AAMC. Dr. Fair is also an Assistant Clinical Professor and practicing physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine of The George Washington University. Dr. Fair completed her Emergency Medicine residency training and chief residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She received her medical and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and Bachelors of Science from Stanford University.