PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1988
BA, University of California San Diego, 1982

Dr. Hall is a nationally recognized neuroscientist and leader in biomedical training. She is Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean for Research Workforce Development at George Washington University. She co-directs the GW Clinical and Translational Research Medical Student Scholarly Concentration, the prematriculation GW-METEOR program, the GW SPARC program, and CTSI-KL2 site lead, has piloted a new online course on Grantwriting for the Individual Investigator, and developed a new course on Preparing the Grant-Style Qualifier and Fellowship. She comes to GW after an extensive faculty career at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she led a productive and extramurally funded basic science laboratory that studied sensory neuron development and inflammatory pain. She has mentored scholars at many career levels, including 9 doctoral students, 4 postdoctoral trainees, 4 medical students, 23 undergraduates, 12 high school students and 2 high school teachers the laboratory, including many women and students from underrepresented groups. Her senior management skills were honed as founding Associate Dean for Graduate Education to support PhD and MS programs by coordinating research and workforce development. At CWRU she developed and won renewed NIH funding for an R25 short-term summer research program for medical and undergraduate students, and an R25 postbaccalaureate (pre-PhD) program, wth excellent outcomes that contributed to robust increases in diverse PhD students at the institution. This broad perspective was tapped for national leadership roles including service on multiple NIH review groups including as chair, President of the Association for Neuroscience Departments and Programs, Steering Committee of the GREAT committee of AAMC and elected Finance, and Government and Public Affairs committees of the Society of Neurosciences. She is recipient of awards including the Kaiser Permanente Teaching Excellence Award, the Gender Equity Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence and 2004/5 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Following this extensive faculty experience, Dr. Hall then served as Deputy Director of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity at NIGMS, where she led the overall assessment of the NIH-MARC, NIH-PREP and NIH-diversity supplement programs. and won honors from the NIH Office of the Director for development of new materials on diversity. She also called for the creation of additional “on ramps” to research careers for MD investigators and led development of research in residency funding opportunities. She joined GW in 2017 to enhance research training at an academic health center for students, residents and postdocs and junior faculty. This background provides extraordinary perspective on training and career development needs for the future biomedical workforce, and effective mechanisms to address this need.