The Office of Education was established in May of 2020 by the Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Immunology, Dr. Richard Cote. It was one of many outcomes of the department’s 2019 Retreat and the associated development of the Pathology and Immunology Strategic Plan.

Among many other recommendations, the Education Subgroup for the Retreat recommended elevation of the educational mission and the coordination of educational activities across the department. The Strategic Plan for Education was accepted by the Chairman, and ultimately led to the appointment of Dr. Erika Crouch as the inaugural Vice Chair for Education.

Consistent with the plan, Dr. Crouch established the Education Leadership Steering Committee (ELSC) as a standing faculty committee of the Office of Education.