VIRGINIA S. HINSHAW, Ph.D., is the Chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Professor of Virology in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH Mānoa. Dr. Hinshaw earned her B.S. in laboratory technology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Auburn University. For over 25 years, her research focused on influenza viruses in humans, lower mammals, and birds, investigating such aspects as: important hosts in nature; transmission among species; genetic changes related to disease severity; the molecular basis of cell killing; and new approaches to vaccines. She conducted research at various hospitals and universities, including the Medical College of Virginia, UC Berkeley, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been recognized for her innovative and energetic teaching style and her continual advocacy for research and education, particularly related to increased participation by women and minorities. She has served on numerous national and international committees associated with the American Society of Virology, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, World Health Organization, Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU, formerly NASULGC). She served as vice chair of the NRC Data-Based Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs Committee and she currently serves as Co-Chair for the Energy Advisory Committee for APLU and as a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Commission for Effective Leadership. Prior to joining UH Mānoa, Dr. Hinshaw served as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California Davis and as dean of the graduate school and vice chancellor for research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
JOAN M. LAKOSKI, Ph.D., is the associate vice chancellor for academic career development and the founding and executive director of the office of academic career development at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, associate dean for postdoctoral education and professor of pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Dr. Lakoski received her doctoral degree from the University of Iowa, completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and has held faculty positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, including Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Penn State. She maintains an active research program investigating the neuropharmacology of aging and impacts of mentoring, and is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and participates as a reviewer for NIH CSR study section panels. She has been the recipient of an NIH Research Career Development Award, an Independent Investigator Award from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia, an Administrative Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University and a Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program Fellow. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Endocrine Society, as a member of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Program Planning and Transition Committee, as a member of the Board Development Committee for the National Postdoctoral Association, as a member of the Postdoctorate Committee for the AAMC Graduate Research and Education Training Group, as Chair of the Committing on Teaching for the International Union of Pharmacology, as a AAMC Women’s Liaison Officer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and serves as Co-Director of the KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program and Director of Mentoring and Faculty Development for the Clinical Translational Service Award at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. Her administrative responsibilities encompass oversight and development of comprehensive career development services, including mentoring programs for professional students, postdoctoral