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. 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.

Faculty Parents with Students Graduating from Emory College or Goizueta
If you have a son or daughter who will be graduating from Emory College of Arts and Sciences on May 8 and wish to participate in the college ceremony, please register here
on or before Friday, March 17. If you have a son or daughter graduating from Goizueta Business School, please email the following information to Jessica Lowy at Jessica.Lowy@emory.edu. Faculty member name, email address, contact number, name(s) of child(ren). Faculty members who need to rent regalia for commencement should contact Priscilla Velasquez at pvalesq@emory.edu in the bookstore by March 26.

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. Complete your certification by logging into eCOI and signing 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.


March 1: New Security Screening Process at Children's
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston will begin a 24/7 security screening process for all visitors on March 1. While Children's currently already uses this process each evening after 8 p.m., the new program expands the screening around the clock. Staff, should they have the need to enter the main entrance, will be allowed to pass upon showing their CHOA or Emory identification to Security. Staff should not bypass the line and are encouraged to wait patiently until being greeted by security. Additional staffing has been allocated to ensure the process flows as quickly as possible. Thanks in advance for your understanding as Children's works toward its goal of increasing patient, visitor, and staff safety.

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 will be at the Emory Brain Health Center, and is open to physicians, researchers, psychologists, social workers, nurses, trainees, and members of the public who want to learn more about functional neurological disorders. 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 10: Getting Fiscally Fit
Organize a plan for your money that works for you, with facilitator and certified financial planner Mark Stevens, noon-1:30 p.m., SOM 120. For more, go 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., the site of 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 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 25: State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center
EVPHA Jon Lewin will give the annual State of the WHSC address, 4:30 p.m., WHSCAB auditorium. Reception to follow.

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 10: Emerging Concepts in Health Services Research
Rollins School of Public Health Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Keynote speaker, Professor of Surgery Martin Adel Makary, MD, MPH, surgical director, Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatitis Center. Learn more here.

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 2, Innovative Pedagogies Series: Connect with Teaching.
This event highlights faculty who are using technology in creative ways in their classrooms. 11:30-1 p.m.; Center for Ethics (also known as Rita Ann Rollins Building or RARB) 102. Panelists: MaryJane Lewitt from Nursing, Michael Broyde from Law, and Sandra Blakely from Emory College. RSVP here.

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? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this month's lecture. For more information about the lecture series, 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.