Trump Talk First 100 Days Dialogue Series

Join top Emory scholars in talking about religion, health care, immigration, LGBTQ issues, travel bans, race, and economics. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate; however, the series will be limited to the first 75 participants who will commit to all three sessions: April 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., April 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m., April 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Find out more here.

Faculty Book Club

Interested in joining a mentorship book club? Check out the options and see which selections you are interested in reading and discussing. For more info and to sign up by March 22 (tomorrow!) go here.

Updated Promotion Templates

The official SOM templates for the Teaching Portfolio and Service Portfolio have been updated. The updated templates more closely align with the required CV template. The new templates are required for all future promotion activities. Find out more here.

Clinical Research Data Site Launched

The Clinical Research Data website recently launched, including information on accessing Emory Healthcare Clinical Data Warehouse, CFAR, Atlanta VA, Grady, and the Center for Health Discovery and Wellbeing. Visit the site here.

Commencement Save the Date and Regalia Info

Commencement exercises will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please join the students on their exciting day! More information on how to order regalia here. Last day to arrange for a rental is March 27. If you plan to march in the MD diploma ceremony at Glenn Memorial at 11 a.m., RSVP to laura.hopkins@emory.edu by April 29, 2017. For an overall schedule of commencement events, go here.

C-Suite Certificate in Healthcare

Goizueta Business School is offering the C-Suite Certificate in Healthcare, which covers the important concepts, strategies, and best practices to keep today's health care executive abreast. This certificate is awarded to those who complete four two-day courses that position professionals to lead value-based health care systems, drive strategic initiatives within the health care field, and create transformative and innovative environments. Each course is $2,000 per person; members of the Emory community (faculty, staff, and alumni) receive a 15% discount. For more, go here.

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 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.


April 4: Eye of the Tigress: Women and Diversity in Radiology—6-7:30 p.m., third floor of Dobbs University Center. Part of the "Inside the Reading Room" series, presented by the Emory Radiology Leadership Academy. RSVP here.

March 27 & April 3: Conflict Management Workshop

The Atlanta Society of Mentors is hosting a joint event with faculty and trainees to learn about conflict management styles and strategies. Facilitated by Dr. Michael Sacks, vice provost, Emory University Strategies, and associate professor in the Practice of Organization & Management. This session will cover working through conflict and how it affects individual and organizational productivity. Attendees must RSVP by March 22 (tomorrow!) More info here.

April 6: Pediatrics Department Annual Address and Awards11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Health Sciences Research Building, Rollins Auditorium. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. The event will be telecast live to the Grady Campus (FOB and SRH). For more, contact Brittany.Taylor@emory.edu.

April 20: Medical Student Research Day 2017—8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., SOM 110 and lobby. Join the members of the Class of 2017 as they present their research accomplishments. Keynote speaker is Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, from UCLA, whose research integrates genomics and human neurobehavioral disease, with a focus on autism. Following will be talks from student speakers, then lunch and poster presentations. For questions, contact Sherice Allen-Henry, sahenry@emory.edu.

April 22: Heel to Heal Superhero 5K—9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lullwater Park Preserve. Hosted by the Emory Physician Assistant program Class of 2018 to raise funds for the medically underserved. Post-run party. Learn more here.

April 24: Eley to Receive Charles R. Hatcher Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Public Health—4 p.m., Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road. The 2017 Charles R. Hatcher Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Public Health will be presented to J. William Eley, executive associate dean for medical education and student affairs and professor of hematology and oncology. RSVP to Nancy Sterk, nsterk@emory.edu.

April 25: State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center—4:30 p.m., WHSCAB auditorium. EVPHA Jon Lewin will give the annual State of the WHSC address. 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 4 - 7: Inspiring Intersections: A Call to Collaborate, Challenge and Change—
A Summit Sponsored by the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA (Greater Palm Springs Area). For more and to register, go here.

May 10, Emerging Concepts in Health Services Research—8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rollins School of Public Health Auditorium. Join WHSC colleagues for the 4th annual Health Services Research Day. Abstracts will be chosen for oral and poster presentations. Submission deadline is March 31. Submit abstract here. Keynote speaker, Martin Adel Makary, MD, MPH, surgical director, Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatitis Center, and New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable. Learn more here.

May 16: 2017 Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award5:30 p.m., SOM 110. Award recipient Nancy Newman, professor of ophthalmology and neurology, will present "Mitochondrial Blindness: An Emory Story." Reception to follow.

May 19: Annual Summit of the Regenerative Engineering Medicine group (REM), a joint partnership among UGA, Emory, and Georgia Tech. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., closing cocktail hour. UGA Veterinary Medical/Education Center, 2200 College Station Road, Athens. This year's event: Striving To Empower Each Partner (STEEP). To register, go here.

June 1: Emory Quality Conference—1 p.m.-7 p.m., the 10th Annual Emory Quality Conference. Poster presentations from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; main speakers from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. To submit posters, go here. Poster registration cutoff is May 1. More details soon.

May 31-June 4: ESCAPE 2017 Conference—Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. The Emory Symposium on Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention & Education for cardiologists, general internists, family practice providers, internal medicine subspecialists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other primary health care providers. Sponsored by the Emory Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. More details here.


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.

Call for Community-Engaged Learning Grant Proposals—The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence is pleased to announce the availability of Community-Engaged Learning Grants, under the direction of Director of Engaged Learning Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, vhartfi@emory.edu. Anyone currently teaching at Emory is eligible, including graduate students, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, lecturers, or tenure track faculty. The grants cover amounts up to $1,500 and may be used to support activities related to well-structured community-engaged learning experiences in courses or academic programs. Find out more about the grant here. To apply, go here. Deadline to apply is March 31.

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.

April 11: SOM Lecture Series: Thinking Creatively about Giving Feedback—5:30 – 6:30 p.m., SOM 190P. Learn what constitutes good oral and written feedback and discuss concerns and issues regarding giving trainees feedback. For more information, go here.

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.