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Last Updated: 05 February 2013
The Dean's Faculty Development Fund
Dean's Faculty Development Funds are available to individual faculty through direct application. Please see details in this Announcement. Please also see Guidelines for Applicants before applying. The application is here. If you are not sure about using this mechanism for the opportunity that you seek, please email Associate Dean Peter Sargent.
Course and Clinical Educator Skills Development Day
A Day of Faculty Development, February 26, 2013, UCSF Teaching and Learning Center
View this Announcment online at http://meded.ucsf.edu/radme/course-and-clinical-educator-skills-development-day
Concerned about quality improvement in physician development? Wondering how you can get involved? The Sixth Annual Course and Clinical Educator Skills Development Day will feature an international expert on the topic, Linda Headrick, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Headrick was invited with the aim of challenging UCSF to connect health professions curricula with improved patient outcomes. Dr. Headrick’s keynote address, How Can We Integrate Health Care Improvement into the Core of Physician Development? and workshop, Getting Started with Implementing QI in the Curriculum, promise to give us insights and an action plan for curricular changes that will connect the teaching we do with better results in patient care. Video-conferencing for selected sites, and live streaming options, available for the keynote address only.
Also planned are interactive workshops on to mentoring, advancement, disparities, and strategies for helping challenging learners, taught by local and invited experts. Join us for most, or just part of the day. See event flyer for posting.
8:30am Let’s Develop Interprofessional Curricula: How many steps does it take???
8:30am Academic Advancement for Clinician-Educators: Secrets from the Dean’s Office
11:30am Keynote Address with Linda Headrick, MD, MS How Can We Integrate Health Care Improvement into the Core of Physician Development?
12:30-1pm Grab'n'Go Networking Lunch (registered participants only)
1-3pm Getting Started with Implementing QI in the Curriculum
1-3pm Disparities Faced by LGBT Patients and Physicians: How You Can Help
3-5pm Effective Mentoring for All: An Interactive Workshop on Diversity in Mentoring
3-5pm Using "SOAP" to Help the Challenging Learner
Registration required at: https://ucsf.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_byeGgKinXk9HtiZ
2013-14 Teaching Scholars Program (TSP), UCSF School of Medicine
The School of Medicine's Office of Medical Education has just announced the 2013-14 Teaching Scholars Program (TSP), a year-long program designed to create educational leaders at UCSF. The program has accepted four School of Dentistry faculty over the last three rounds: Mehran Hossaini and Ram Vaderhobli in 2010-11, Sophia Saeed in 2011-12, and Mark Dellinges in 2012-13. All four have derived great benefit from the program, which meets Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year and which includes the development of a mentored scholarly project. The School of Medicine's willingness to accept our faculty into this program represents yet another example of their generosity in sharing their expertise with us.
Further information about the TSP can be found at their website:
Applications to the TSP for 2013-14 are due April 1. Dean Featherstone and Associate Dean Sargent will pre-screen applicants and hope to ask two highly qualified candidates to apply. If you are interested in applying to the program, please talk with your department chair, who will need to endorse you, and please complete an application (minus the chair's letter) and send it to Associate Dean Sargent at email@example.com. Pre-applications are due March 15, 2013.
IADR/AADR Course on Clinical Research, Seattle, March 18-20, 2013
In collaboration with the 2013 IADR /AADR meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research will be offering its 2.5 day course in clinical research as a satellite symposium. This course will be limited to 30 people. Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Dr. Bruce Pihlstrom (Task Force on Design and Analysis and Oral Health Research) as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Satellite Symposium in Clinical Research
Date: March 18-20, 2013
Location: Seattle, Washington
Specific Hotel & Room to be determined.
Description: This 2½ day course will provide an overview of clinical research for dental faculty and government / industry employees. Target Audience: Faculty and staff who are interested in conducting clinical research will find this course especially helpful. Topics include:
- Clinical Research Design
- IRB, Good Clinical Practice, Ethical Issues
- FDA Regulations
- Day to day operation and management of clinical research
- Fundamentals of data management and statistical analysis
- Working with Industry
- Publication of results
- Identifying NIH and Industry Funding Opportunities
- Training Opportunities in Clinical Research
Faculty: Al Best (Virginia Commonwealth University), Michael Barnett (SUNY Buffalo), Deborah Dawson (University of Iowa), Arthur Hefti (Marquette University), Bruce Pihlstrom (emeritus, University of Minnesota) Registration fee: $400 for academic employees; by successfully applying to the Dean's Development Fund, you will be able to get air fare, hotel, and registration covered.
Links to Opportunities for Faculty Development
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Educational Technology Conference (November 14-15, 2012)
Harvard Macy Institute - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, Boston, MA, January and May, 2013, applications due September 28, 2012
ADA/Forsyth Evidence-Based Dentistry Course - applications for the November 5-9 course due September 25, 2012
EBD Champions Conference (sponsored by the ADA), April 25-27, 2013
ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), sponsord by Drexel University - applications for the 2013-14 class of fellows are due 17 January 2013.
ADEA Leadership Institute (March 2013 - March 2014) - applications due November 1, 2012
AADR Clinical Research Workshop - March 2013 - see entry above under "Time-sensitive Opportunities"
ITL (ADEA/AAL) Scholars Program - applications due by early August; enrollment is limited.
ITL Pathway Program - this new program combines the ITL Scholars Program (immediately above) with the awarding of a Dental Education Certificate and a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Dental Education, both awarded by the Academy for Academic Leadership and the University of the Pacific.
Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP), a 3-day workshop run by the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) and next scheduled for July, 2013
Links to Awards
ADEA Gies Foundation Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (three separate awards available to Dental Educators) - nominations due November 5, 2012
ADEA awards that support participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute
Links to Resources
Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL), a collaboration between the ADEA and the AAL (American Academy of Leadership)
EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
American Academy of Leadership (AAL) page, with a listing of Faculty Development Workshops and Courses
MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.
Tomorrow's Professor site, run by Dr. Richard Reis, Stanford University. More than 1000 postings are archived at the site.
Other Faculty Development Opportunities
Do you know of a faculty development opportunity that should be featured here? If so, please email Associate Dean Peter Sargent.
The following information is accessible via links provided above.
Opportunities for Faculty Development (DETAIL)
The Teaching Scholars program develops educational leaders and scholars through an intensive seminar series, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues, and collaborative learning. The program models the goals that it has for the learners including providing a research base for the content and exemplifying various teaching strategies selected to match the content. The participants should finish the program with a scholarly product that has been submitted for peer review. For additional details, see the Teaching Scholars Program web site.
The School of Medicine has released a calendar for most of their Educational Skills Workshops for 2012-13 year, including those scheduled for the Winter and Spring Quarters. Topics include Portolios, Developing Skills in the Art of Effective Feedback, Clinical Teaching, Large Group Teaching, Small Group Teaching, and Teaching Procedural Skills. Please refer to the School's Educational Skills Workshop site for additional details and for a full list of the workshops. Although the School of Medicine has offered to make these workshops available on a space-available basis to faculty in the other Schools, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get into the workshop of your choice. The best approach is to act quickly! Please also, bear in mind that you may need to contact your Division Chair to arrange for leave from your teaching/research/clinic activities prior to applying for one of these courses.
Teaching and Learning Center Educational Technology Conference (November 14-15, 2012)
A detailed agenda for this conference has not been published yet, but planned workshops include Running Mannequin-based Simulations, Designing Scenarios for Standardized Patient Exercises, Creating Simulaition Sessions for Multiple Learners, Powerpoint Tips for Teaching, iBooks Author, Better Presenter, adn Computer Based Assessmement. Please refer to the TLC Educational Technology Conference web site for additional details as they become available.
This is a 10 week course typically offered at the Mt. Zion campus that meets for one and a half hours a week. Only 15 participants can be accepted, and the course fills quickly. The course is intended for faculty and postdoctoral basic science or clinical fellows who wish to learn specific ways to marshal the details of a biomedical research paper or grant proposal into a clear, concise, and comprehensible story that will be understandable to an interdisciplinary leadership (papers) or meet an agency's review criteria (proposals). Coursework includes didactic presentations and significant writing and revising. Homework is expected to require up to one half hours per class meeting. For additional details visit the website.
The Summer Research Workshop includes four courses that are the starting point for all clinical research training at UCSF. These courses introduce the field of clinical research by providing instruction in the design of clinical research studies, collecting and managing clinical research data, and preparing for a career in clinical research. For individuals who will participate in the research in a supportive capacity, the Shop alone is sufficient training. For others desiring to be independent investigators, the workshops serve as an introductory material for the more advanced ATC art certificate and Masters Degree in Clinical Research Program. For additional details, refer to the CTSI Clinical Research Workshop website.
The ATCR is a four academic quarter program intended for advanced pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members who desire rigorous training in the methoda and conduct of clinical research. This includes instruction in the epidemiologic and biostatistical methods used in observational and experimental clinical research as well as training in oral and written presentation of research. In addition to required coursework, scholars are expected to develop and implement their research projects throughout the year and will have access to TICR faculty for methodologic guidance. Trainees achieving program objectives are granted a Certificate of Program Completion. For additional details, refer to the Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) Certificate Program web site.
Sponsored by the Chancellor's Council on Faculty Life, the UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative is conducted by Coro Northern California, a nationally recognized leadership training organization. The program is designed for UCSF faculty who want to build community as well as their personal and professional development skills, awareness and knowledge. There are 3 programs: a half-day workshop for junior faculty, a three day program entitled An Introduction to Leadership and the full program, UCSF Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative. Programs convene at various times during the year. Applications are typically due in April. For additional details, please refer to the UCSF Academic Personnel site: Resources for Leaders.
Harvard Macy Institute - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, applications due September 28, 2012
The goal of this Harvard Macy Program is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program will combine 5 major themes: learning and teaching, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, and information technology. The program provides a select group of 60 healthcare professionals with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in both conducting an educational project of their own design and taking a leadership role in educational activities at their home institutions. for additional information, go to the Harvard Macy Institute website.
The ADA/Forsyth EBD course is a five-day intensive program to help dental educators integrate EBD principles into the dental curriculum, into clinical care, and into research. The course is held in early November Cambridge, MA, and is sponsored by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and the Forsyth Institute. For additional information, go to the ADA/Forsyth EBD site. The application deadline has just passed for the 2012 course (September 7, 2012).
EBD Champions Conference (sponsored by the ADA), April 25-27, 2013, Chicago, IL
The goal of the EBD Champions Conference is to recruit and train selected professionals throughout the United States to learn what Evidence-Based Dentistry is and how to apply EBD principles and tools in clinical decision-making and then disseminate information about EBD to their colleagues. For access to the agenda for the 2012 conference click here.
ELAM's year-long program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Over 700 senior women leaders have participated in the program since its inception in 1995. The program accepts a number of women professionals from disciplines outside medicine (dentistry, pharmacy, nursing) each year. For the current year (2012-13) Dr. Caroline Shiboski is a fellow in the program. The program reequies attending three workshops (two on the Drexel University campus) that total about three weeks of time, plus a significant amount of time for work on independent projects. For additional information refer to the ELAM website.
The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the nations most promising individuals that academic solicitations to become future leaders in dental and higher education. The program begins and ends with participation at workshops at the ADEA annual session and requires attendance at three workshops in various sites around the country in the intervening 12 months. For additional information, refer to the ADEA Leadership Institute website. For the 2011-12 year Dr. Mark Dellinges was an ADEA leadership Institute fellow.
These 2.5 day long workshops are typically dove-tailed onto the end of the AADR Annual Meeting. The AADR does not maintain a web site devoted to the Clinical Research Workshop. Members will receive announcements about the workshop, which typically accepts about 30 participants, a few months before the annual meeting.
The ITL, Institute for Teaching & Learning, is a product of a collaboration between the ADEA and the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL). The overall goal of the program is to help participants refine their teaching skills and enhance their ability to interact with students as well as to develop other skills that will facilitate confidence, job satisfaction, and professional growth in the academic environment. The ITL program occupies 6.5 days of time in two phases (August, October) and is usually held on the campus of the University of North Carolina. For additional information refer to the ITL website. Applications are typically due by early August. Drs. Sheila Brear and Susan Hyde have participated in this program in the past.
This three-step program allows one to earn a Certificate and a Masters Degree in Dental Education by following 3 steps.
Step 1: attend the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning Program.
Step 2: complete the Dental Educator Certificate, available from the Academy for Academic Leadership jointly with University of the Pacific.
Step 3: Earn a Master of Arts In Education Degree, also awarded by the AAL and the University of the Pacific.
For Additional Information Refer to the ITL Pathway Program Website.
Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP), run by the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL)
The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) is a 3-day workshop designed to give these uniquely positioned managers and leaders the skills and confidence to balance competing demands and priorities and manage diverse programs and people. The 2013 program will be held July 18-20, 2013, at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information go to the CAAMP web site.
The American Association for Dental Research is inviting applications from investigators for a sponsored award in clinical research in pariodontology. The Fellowship is in memory of William B. Clark, the late Professor of Oral Biology and Director of the Periodontal Research Center At the University of Florida. For additional details, go to the William B. Clark Fellowship website.
This award was established to provide national recognition for outstanding efforts to foster and promote research training and career development of students, trainees and junior faculty. It is intended to identify individuals at all levels of their career with an exemplary record of mentoring. For additional details go to their website.
IADR and GC Corporation invite applications from new/young investigators for a sponsored Fellowship in dental materials science. It is intended that the Fellow will spend up to six months at a research facility outside his/her institution and/or country. The Fellowship is awarded every two years. It is intended that the Fellowship will rotate around different IADR Divisions/Sections and, therefore, no Division/Section may receive more than one Fellowship in any six-year period. Preference will be given to applicants from regions with less developed research programs in the field of materials science. The Fellowship is in memory of Toshio Nakao, former President of GC Corporation. For additional details go to their website.
IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award - deadline for nominations October 5, 2012
Nominations are invited for the 2013 IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award, which was established to recognize and stimulate research in oral health promotion for children, with a priority for caries prevention where fluoride in different formats is utilized. Selection will be based on the originality of contributions and record of achievement in the field of oral health promotion and on the significance of research carried out on the oral health of children. Basic research, applied clinical research, and clinical investigation will be considered for the award as well. At the time of nomination, the nominee should be actively engaged in the area of research for which the award is presented. Candidates MUST be IADR members. For more information, visit their website.
This Award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR. For more information, visit their website.
ADEA Gies Foundation Awards for Vision, innovation, and Achievement (three separate awards for Dental Educators) - nominations due November 5, 2012
VISION: The articulation and pursuit of a contemporary idea or a set of ideals, perspectives, or solutions that attracts the pursuit of a contemporary idea or commitment of our colleagues, profession, or industry, creating broader meaning, while effectively bridging the present with the future of oral health and dental education.
INNOVATION: The creation, exchange, evolution, and application of contemporary ideas into new value that helps drive the success of an organization, institution, or enterprise, adding vitality to our profession or industry and advancing the goal of enhancing oral health and dental education.
ACHIEVEMENT: The accomplishment of worthy and socially commendable actions that make material contribution to oral health and dental education.
Get the nomination form at the ADEA Gies web site.
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes dental educators who demonstrate exemplary standards and promote excellence in dental education through scholarship and innovation. The award is ultimately aimed at enriching educational experiences by generating intellectual excitement within dental institutions and programs. This commitment to excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning may be demonstrated in any dental instructional setting, including classroom or laboratory instruction, clinical teaching or preceptorships, research and instructional mentoring, continuing education, community-based instructional settings, or electronically mediated teaching and learning experiences.
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA); the ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows; and Colgate-Palmolive Co. wish to recognize outstanding junior faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service and a commitment to dental education. Junior faculty represent a unique group of educators who symbolize the future of dental education. Often, the contributions made by these faculty go unnoticed, influencing faculty retention. It is anticipated that this award will acknowledge the accomplishments of junior faculty and promote awareness of the needs of this distinct group of educators. The link is here.
A $20,000 scholarship to provide the opportunity for a dental educator who exhibits excellence in teaching and compassion toward the low human beings and who upholds exemplary ethical and professional standards to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The link is here.
A $15,000 scholarship to provide the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity and diversity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The link is here.
A $15,000 stipend to pursue a cumulative 3-months fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, working on issues related to the legislative agenda.
ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship - application due November 1, 2012
A $10,000 stipend to pursue a cumulative 3-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, researching educational issues facing dental education.
ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute - application due November 1, 2012
A $25,000 scholarship for an endodontic educator to participate in the ADEA leadership Institute.
ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award - application due November 1, 2012
An award of $25,000 to an institution and a dental educator team has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education.
CDA/Dugoni Faculty Award, apply January 1 - March 31
The Dugoni Faculty Award acknowledges and supports eligible faculty affiliated with the state's 6 dental schools for their exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education. It was developed to support individuals who contribute to the scholarly and creative activities of California dental students.
Unselfishly volunteering time, resources, and professional skills is a commendable act that bridges the barriers to care for underserved populations and makes a difference in others' lives. Established in 2008, the CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award recognizes California dentists who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of outstanding, unselfish leadership and contributions to fellow human beings in the field of dentistry