Call for 2017 Jefferson Award Nominations

To honor current Emory faculty and staff members who have significantly enriched the intellectual and civic life of the university community, the Thomas Jefferson Award, named and endowed by the Robert Earl McConnell Foundation, is presented annually at commencement. For more information on the award's history and nominee qualifications, visit the award webpage. Nomination letters and CVs should be emailed to Tom Jenkins, thomas.jenkins@emory.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Request for Applications for the Emory BIRCWH Program

The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program is a selective career development program for junior faculty members interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. BIRCWH is accepting applications for its scholars program.

Each year scholars receive salary support to enable them to spend at least 75% of their professional time on research training and a $25,000 technical budget for research-related expenses.

To learn more about BIRCWH please visit its website. BIRCWH scholar application instructions and details can be found here. Applications are due by March 1, 2017.


Feb. 3: Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing, Publishing Perspective of an Editor and an Author

From noon until 1:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Building Room 178P. Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, will present. Pizza and drinks will be served.

March 20: Save the Date for 4th Annual Medical Education Day

From noon until 5:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Building. Mayo Clinic Director Tait Shanafelt, MD, will give the keynote address and the event will focus on best practices for a culture of wellness and wellbeing in medical education. There will be interactive wellness activities and sessions throughout the afternoon focused on supporting trainees and colleagues, time management, contributing to a culture of wellness to benefit oneself and others, and maintaining the joy of practice in today's health care environment.


Feb. 8: Round-Table Discussion on Quality Improvement

From noon until 1:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Building Room 190P. The Department of Medicine invites all School of Medicine faculty to participate in this workshop. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. The workshop will include three rapid-fire sessions with faculty who have successfully launched quality initiatives - Jason Higdon (General Medicine and Geriatrics), David Murphy (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine), and Lesley Miller (General Medicine and Geriatrics). Please sign up for this session by Jan. 27.

Feb. 10: Pedagogical Strategies for Conflict in the Classroom

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., location to be announced. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor for the Emory School of Theology, will present. This lecture is part of a series from the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE). Find additional information on the center's website.

Feb. 15: SOM Lecture Series, Building a Teaching Portfolio

From 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Woodruff Memorial Research Building (WMRB) Room 317. Learn about the critical parts of a teaching portfolio and how to put together a compelling packet for promotion. Learn more about the lecture series here.

Feb. 24: Clinical Research Boot Camp 101

From 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Dobbs University Center Ballroom. This workshop is designed to provide faculty, staff and post-docs with a comprehensive overview of key clinical research components such as survey design, IRB, database management and other Emory resources. Register by Jan. 27. Access the workshop agenda here.

March 20: From Failure to Success, A Practical Guide

From noon until 1:00 p.m., location to be announced. Senior faculty from across the university will discuss grants they didn't get, challenges they faced when writing and/or conducting research, and what they gained from those failures. This will be a panelist discussion, including Carlos del Rio, Sandra Dunbar, Carla Freeman and Gregory Waymire. Additional information about this event can be found on the CFDE website.

June 15-17: AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar

At the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. This leadership program is designed specifically for associate professors who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine. Attendees will assess professional development goals and identify strategies and tools for promotion and tenure, develop key professional competencies in academic leadership, enhance leadership skills in the areas of communication, team building, change management and work-life balance. Applications for the seminar will open in the early spring. Contact Tai Conley at tconley@aamc.org, if you have questions. Learn more here.