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.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Visiting Scholars Program

This program is a one-year, part-time program that exposes participants to the fields of professional assessment and education, quality improvement, and regulatory policy while promoting research and scholarship related to board certification and maintenance of certification/continuing certification that are important to the ABMS Member Boards Community. Each scholar receives an award of $12,500 to support their program-related research and travel expenses. Applications due May 1. For more info, 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

Commencement exercises will be held on Monday, May 8. Please join the students on their exciting day! 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.

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 29 (tomorrow!): Value Based Healthcare seminar—6 p.m., SOM 190P. Dr. Steve Walton of Goizueta and Alok Deshpande (Smart Path Financial) will be teaching an evening seminar on challenges that lie at the intersection of patient, provider, and payer and viable strategies for providing health care to more than 300 million in the U.S. RSVP to emily.hulkower@emory.edu.

March 30: The 6th Annual Social Medicine Forum—5-7 p.m., Emory Faculty Office Building, room 101, 49 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive, Speaker Carlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health, Rollins, and interim executive associate dean, clinical services, Emory at Grady. Sponsored by the Social Medicine Work Group and the Emory Urban Health Initiative.

April 1: Radiology Into the Light, Emory Radiology Women's Symposium—11 a.m.-3 p.m., SOM 120. Keynote speaker Carolyn Meltzer, chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. RSVP here for events and luncheon.

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.

April 4: Sex Talk in the University: Academic Freedom and the Law—4-5:30 p.m., Jones Room, third floor, Woodruff Library. Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at the ILR School, Cornell University, and general counsel of the American Association of University Professors, will discuss the impact of Title IX and Title VII on academic freedom, due process, and faculty governance.

April 6: Pediatrics Department Annual Address and Awards—11:30 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 14: Inter-professional Team Training Day—8 a.m. to noon, locations to be announced. Faculty and clinicians are needed to facilitate small student groups. Questions to Jeannie Weston, 404-727-9971. RSVP here.

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 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. Submit abstract here by March 31 (this Friday!) 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.


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 (this Friday!).

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 some of your own concerns and issues regarding giving trainees feedback. For more information, go here.

May 4-7: Inspiring Intersections: A Call to Collaborate, Challenge and Change
The AAMC Inspiring Intersections Summit is a unique event for faculty, staff, and administrative leaders to examine integrative approaches to diversity and inclusion, issues of equity, and to change the way women and minorities are perceived in medical education. This summits is sponsored by the Group on Diversity and Inclusion and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science. For more info: 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.