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 junio 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 March 1, 2017.


Feb. 2: Emory Annual Camp and Learning Expo

From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Woodruff PE Center, 4th floor auxilary court. Learn more about the summer camps and learning programs offered in the metro Atlanta area. Approximately 75 programs for children ages 5-17 will be featured. Learn more on the expo's webpage.

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.

Feb. 8: Inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, 20th President of Emory University

From 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Beginning with a procession of dignitaries and academic delegates from around the world, this special convocation will blend time-honored Emory traditions and modern ceremonial elements. Emory neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta will provide the keynote address. Visit this webpapge for a full list of inauguration week events. To reserve a ticket for the inauguration ceremony, visit this page.

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.

All SOM staff members received an email last week regarding participation in Medical Education Day. If you are a staf member interested in presenting during this event, please contact Sherice Allen-Henry at sahenry@emory.edu


Spring Semester 2017: Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Teaching Consultation Program

Emory's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) is offering support to faculty members to strengthen aspects of his/her teaching and/or help with developing or revising a course. Participation in the program is voluntary and confidential and usually consists of 2-3 meetings with a CFDE staff member and/or with a teaching mentor (another faculty member). Use this form to register for the program.

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 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 SOM 153 (please note this is different from the originally advertised meeting room). 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.

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.

April 2017: AAMC and Cook Ross Inc. Unconscious Bias Training for Health Professionals

One-day, "Everyday Bias Workshop" where participants will delve into current research on unconscious bias, learn cutting-edge interventions, and create strategies to enact real change in themselves and their institutions. Locations, dates and registration information can be found here.

Four-day, "Unconscious Bias Train the Trainer Program" provides participants with hands-on experiences that prepare them to deliver a workshop, which explores how unconscious biases develop, how they influence perceptions and decision making, and how to mitigate these efforts. Visit this site for more information about this program.

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

The AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach while offering skill building and strategies for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will be delivered through a blended learning model including, virtual learning sessions, a 2.5 day in-peson meeting, and post-seminar activities. Learn more here.