Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Update
By Donna Ecclestone, AIR Secretary, Associate Director, Physician Integration, Duke Medicine
The Academic In-House Recruiter Network (AIR) hosted two great networking events at the annual ASPR conference in Tucson, AZ, this past August. A fun-filled social event on August 12 provided a meaningful venue for new volunteers to interact with seasoned AIR members and familiarize themselves with the group. Attendees also had the opportunity to win door prizes. An AIR business meeting followed the networking event. During the business-meeting portion, AIR member Clara Irizarry shared a slide presentation with attendees and explained the incredible growth of the organization over the past four years. New officers were also introduced, including: President, Donna Ecclestone; Vice President, Lauren Forst; Secretary, Stacey Armistead; Membership Chair, Aisha DeBerry; Website Chair, Valerie Campana.
Volunteers staffed the AIR information table, displayed at the annual conference, and enrolled six new members in Tucson! Thanks to all who helped man the booth.
Established in 2009, AIR has grown to 130 members, in 86 locations, representing 44 states. Looking ahead, AIR plans to hold topic specific member calls, host quarterly educational webinars, and e-mail AIR Mail newsletters to members. To obtain a calendar of events or for more information, please visit academicinhouserecruiters.org or contact Donna Ecclestone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aisha DeBerry may also be contacted at email@example.com.