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.

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 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@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.

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.

New Security Screening at Children's

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston has put into place a new, 24/7 security screening process for all visitors. Staff, should they need to enter the main entrance, are allowed to pass upon showing their Children's or Emory identification to security. Staff should not bypass the line, and are encouraged to wait patiently until being greeted by security. Thanks for your understanding as Children's works toward its goal of increasing patient, visitor, and staff safety.


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., SOM 110. The Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, first female pastor in 198 years at 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 LearnersNoon-5 p.m., SOM 120. 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 6: Pediatrics Department Address and Awards11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Health Sciences Research Building, Rollins Auditorium. The Department of Pediatrics will host its annual State of the Department Address and Staff Awards. The event will be telecast live to the Grady Campus (FOB and SRH). The event will highlight accomplishments and milestones that have been collectively achieved by faculty and staff of the department over the past year, and will celebrate staff members and accomplishments they have achieved. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.  For more information, 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, or Dr. Maureen Powers, mpowers@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. 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—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. 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." A reception will follow. This award is among the most prestigious and celebratory honors that the SOM can bestow on a faculty member.

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.

May 31-June 4: ESCAPE 2017 Conference—Omni Amelia Island Planation 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. For more, contact Shirley Miller, smill25@emory.edu, program coordinator.


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.

March 14: SOM Lecture Series—Creating your Service Portfolio5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 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.