Janet Bickel, is a nationally recognized expert in academic medicine and science. Specializing in faculty, career and leadership development, she is noted for her foundational contribution to opening Brown University’s new Medical School. On the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine, she is a past vice president of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The CIA, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Health and Human Services, are among the organizations and institutions she has advised, including numerous academic health centers and professional societies. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, she holds an M.A. from Brown University, and is the author of two books and over 60 peer-reviewed articles.