Dr. Caleb C. McKinney is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, associate dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Development for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE), and assistant vice president (AVP) of Master’s Program Administration and Development at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). As AVP, Dr. McKinney leads the BGE masters and certificate program portfolio and has oversight across broad academic and operational functional areas that span the student life cycle from prospect to graduate.
As Associate Dean, his offices implement marketing, outreach and recruitment, career development, training grant support, and administrative support to the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization and the Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association. Dr. McKinney is also a principal investigator (MPI) and co-director of the NIH/NIGMS-funded Georgetown University Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), a predoctoral T32 training program that provides interprofessional and interdisciplinary training and student development activities focused on enhancing biomedical workforce diversity. He was previously funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to design and implement the Academy for Transferable Management Skills program, an online training program in project management principles for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Lastly, as a former GUMC co-investigator for the NIH-funded Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) Data Science Training Core, he designed programs for academic and community stakeholders to build workforce development initiatives that curate a pipeline of diverse individuals into data science research focused on mitigating health disparities.
Dr. McKinney graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in applied economics and management. He then completed his doctorate degree in microbiology from New York University, a Master’s in Professional Studies in design management and communications at Georgetown University, and the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions.