Faculty Development Launches Monthly 'Lunch with the Dean'
The Office of Faculty Development and Interim SOM Dean David Stephens will host a monthly Lunch with the Dean event to benefit junior faculty members. The event will provide an opportunity to meet Dean Stephens, network across departments, and discuss significant topics of interest in a small, casual setting. Lunches are by invitation only, and space is limited. Participants will receive an invitation via email. If you are interested in participating in Lunch with the Dean, please complete this interest form.

Call for Doctors' Day Nominations
Do you work with a doctor who goes above and beyond? Does your colleague inspire you? Let the Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee know. The committee is planning a special acknowledgment for Emory faculty at all hospitals and clinics who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients and the community through the care they provide, the research they do, and their efforts to teach young doctors.

To nominate one of your colleagues, visit this site. Nominations are due by Feb. 24—this Friday!

Need a Summer Intern?
Help create a valuable learning experience for a college student, while gaining summer help in your department. If you need an intern, you can hire one through Emory's Summer Internship Program. The internship period is from June 5 to Aug. 19, for the 10-week program (12-week program optional). It is open to all departments at Emory University and Emory Healthcare. For more information, go here. For more assistance, contact Erica Barnes, erica.barnes@emory.edu, or Dedrick Tillerson, dedrick.j.tillerson@emory.edu. The deadline to submit a request is March 3.

Faculty Members Must Complete Annual Certification by March 31
Each year, all full-time and part-time faculty members in the SOM are required to complete an Annual Certification of the past year's professional and financial relationships. Annual Certification completion is important because Emory guarantees to the NIH that all researchers receiving government funds have completed this form. The certification completion rate is also reviewed by the school's accrediting body (LCME), and it helps the school comply with non-research conflict of interest policies.

Please complete your certification by March 31, by logging into eCOI. You will sign in using your Emory Network ID. Detailed instructions were emailed to all faculty members from Zainab Harvey, on Feb. 13. If you have questions about this process, contact Harvey at zwurie@emory.edu.


Feb 23: Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing
11 a.m. - noon in the Grace Crum Rollins Building in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, 8th Floor. Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, lead investigator on the NIH bioCADDIE project, will present "DataMed: A Discovery Index for the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Commons." The seminar will focus on DataMed (the new PubMed for research data) and the importance of publicly available research data. Come learn about this brand new research data discovery engine that will undoubtedly become the standard search engine for finding publicly available research data. Co-hosted by the WHSC Library and the Scholarly Communications Office.

Feb 26: Saint Joseph's lecture
At 10 a.m., Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (ESJH) hosts "Ancient Talmudists & Contemporary Physicians–My Body or Your Body? Patient's Rights, Disclosures, and Informed Consent" by Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, MD, pediatric neurologist and director of medical ethics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, who has published more than 40 books on medical ethics and is regarded as the foremost authority on Jewish medical ethics today. The lecture will be on the ground level of the ESJH Education Center. For more information, email Sharon Baldwin, sharon.baldwin@emoryhealthcare.org.

March 3: Graduate Medical Education Open House
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in SOM 327. Attendees will be able to meet and mingle with GME's Associate Dean Maria Aaron, and Assistant Dean Philip Shayne. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be door prizes. Please RSVP by Feb. 27, using this link. Contact the GME office at gme@emory.edu or 404-727-5658 for more information.

March 3-4: Partners in Treatment Innovation for Functional Neurological Disorders Conference
This conference is open to physicians, researchers, psychologists, social workers, nurses, trainees, and members of the public who want to learn more about functional neurological disorders. The conference will take place at the Emory Brain Health Center. CME credits and CEUs are available for attendees. The cost is $200 for physicians and clinicians, $150 for allied health professionals, and $50 for residents, fellows, and members of the general public. Register online here.

March 15: Hamilton E. Holmes lecture
5 p.m. Save the date for the SOM Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, first female pastor in 198 years of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., following the 2015 shooting of nine members attending bible study.

March 20: 4th Annual Medical Education Day for Faculty, Staff and Learners
Noon - 5 p.m. in the SOM Building. Tait Shanafelt, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, will give the keynote address, and the event will focus on best practices for a culture of wellness and well-being 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.

April 1: Emory Radiology Women's Symposium, "Radiology into the Light"
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in SOM 120. Faculty and learners are invited to this event, which will feature keynote speaker Carolyn Meltzer, chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Please RSVP using this link by March 6. Lunch will be provided for registrants.

April 22: Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium
7:30 a.m. - 4:35 p.m. in the Rollins Auditorium—1st floor, HSRB, 1760 Haygood Drive. This symposium is directed to medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists; dentists; and other health care professionals who provide care for patients with head and neck cancer and offers 7 CME and 7 continuing dental education credits. View the conference brochure here. For additional information, contact Eleanor Kinlaw-Ross at ekinlaw@emory.edu.

April 24: Eley to Receive Charles R. Hatcher Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Public Health
4 p.m. in the Klamon Room in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road. Rollins Dean James Curran invites you to attend the presentation of the 2017 Charles R. Hatcher Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Public Health to J. William Eley, executive associate dean for medical education and student affairs and professor of hematology and oncology. Please RSVP to Nancy Sterk, nsterk@emory.edu.

April 29 (evening): SOM Art Gala
Save the date for the annual SOM Art Gala (time to come), with profits being allocated to the student-run free clinics in and around Atlanta, such as the Good Samaritan Clinic, the Clarkston Community Health Center, and the Gateway and Central Night Clinics.

May 16: 2017 Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award
5:30 p.m. in SOM 110. Award recipient Nancy Newman, professor of ophthalmology and neurology, will present "Mitochondrial Blindness: An Emory Story." A reception will follow. This award is among the most prestigious and celebratory honors that the SOM can bestow on a faculty member.


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 their teaching and/or help with developing or revising a course. Participation in the program is voluntary and confidential and usually consists of two or three meetings with a CFDE staff member or with a teaching mentor. Use this form to register for the program.

March 14: SOM Lecture Series - Creating your Service Portfolio
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in SOM 190P. What constitutes service? How can you capture it in the service portfolio and showcase your accomplishments? To learn the answers to these questions and more, go here.

March 20: From Failure to Success, A Practical Guide
Noon - 1 p.m., Center for Ethics Room 102. Senior faculty from across the university will discuss grants they didn't get, challenges they faced when writing or conducting research, and what they gained from those failures. This will be a panel discussion, including Carlos del Rio, Sandra Dunbar, Carla Freeman, and Gregory Waymire. Additional information can be found on the CFDE website.

April 2017: AAMC and Cook Ross Inc. Unconscious Bias Training for Health Professionals
A 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. 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 factors. Visit this site for more information.

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-person meeting, and post-seminar activities. Learn more here.