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Faculty Development

Welcome to the Faculty Development Page!  Please bookmark this page and return to view updates.  

If you have comments or suggestions, please contact:

Sheila Brear
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(415) 514-2066

Last Updated: 17 March 2017


Seventh Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the UCSF Parnassus Campus. This year's theme is Worldwide Perspectives on the Dental Care Delivery Team. Register to attend.

UCSF Center for Faculty Educators: Small Group Teaching - Monday, June 5, 2017Registration is required for this event.

Time Sensitive Opportunities

ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Series - Module II: Advancing Educational Methods - Orientation March 22, 2017. Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017

ADA Health Policy Institute Webinar: Why Do Men Earn More than Women in Medicine, Law, and Dentistry? - Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Register here to join the event.

ADA Intensive Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop - April 19-22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more workshop information and to apply, visit here.

University of North Carolina Perio 2017 Expo - May 4-6 in Chapel Hill, NC - All registrations must be received by April 27, 2017. Junior faculty also have the opportunity to submit abstracts for the Poster Sessions. Travel Stipends will be awarded. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 7.

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders, July 10-14, 2017 - Applications due May, 2017

ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Series - Module III: Creating a Humanistic Educational Environment - Orientation June 7, 2017, Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017

Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) , August 10-12, 2017 - Applications due July 14, 2017

Institute for Teaching and Learning 2017 Program - Applications due July 28, 2017

Save the Date! The Campus Council of Faculty Life is hosting a Faculty Development Day, September 12, 2017.

Learn about this month's UCSF events promoting faculty mentoring

Upcoming UCSF Educational Skills Workshops

The Dean's Faculty Development Fund 

Dean's Faculty Development Funds are available to individual faculty through direct application. Please see this document before applying. The application can be found here. If you are not sure about using this mechanism for the opportunity that you seek, please email Associate Dean Sheila Brear.

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program

Peer Observation: The School of Dentistry’s Dr. Sophia Saeed is registered as a Teaching Observer through the school of dentistry and is available to offer an observation to faculty who request this. Please contact the AME at this link to have your request considered:

Teach for UCSF offers members of the UCSF community a way to develop as teachers. In as little as 8 hours per year for 2-5 years, participants can advance toward completion of a certificate by choosing from an array of free UCSF Educational Skills Workshops. Currently, there are four certificate tracks:

  • General Teaching: skills for teaching in a health sciences classroom setting.
  • Clinical Teaching: skills for teaching in a clinical environment.
  • Simulation Teaching: skills for teaching with simulation.
  • Interprofessional Teaching: skills for designing and leading interprofessional education.

To find out more, visit Teach for UCSF or contact Victoria Ruddick, Faculty Development Manager.

Funding Opportunities and Program Announcements from the NIH

Immune System Plasticity in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Complex Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases (R01, PAR-15-192) (R21, PAR-15-193). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Standard application due dates apply. Expiration Date: September 8, 2019.

Tailoring Dental Treatment for Individuals with Systemic Diseases that Compromise Oral Health (R01, PAR-16-154) (R21, PAR-16-153). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Standard application due dates apply. Expiration Date: May 8, 2019.

Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R01, PA-16-295), (R21, PA-16-296) . National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute on Aging, Office of Research on Women's Health. Standard application due dates apply. Expiration date: September 8, 2019.

Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T90/R90) (PAR-15-101).  National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  Application Due Date: September 25, 2017.  

New Application Instructions and Important Reminders for Appendix Sections and Post-submission Materials - for due dates on or after January 25, 2017

NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR) - effective January 1, 2017

NIH Funding Opportunities now available in RSS (Really Simple News Syndication) format - see for details.     

Links to Opportunities for Faculty Development


Teaching Scholars Program

Center for Faculty Educators' Educational Skills Workshops

CTSI Consultation Services

CTSI Clinical Research Workshop

CTSI Advanced Training in Clinical Research

UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative (CORO) Programs


Harvard Macy Institute - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, Boston, MA. Application deadlines vary by program.

ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry - Workshops and Champions Conference

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University, College of Medicine

ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program

AADR Annual Meeting with Clinical Research Workshops

AAL (Academy for Academic Leadership) Compass Program for Academic Advancement

ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning Program

ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Series

Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP)

Links to Awards


Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring


AADR William B. Clark Fellowship

AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award

IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship

IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award

IADR Distinguished Service Award


ADEA Gies Foundation Education Fellowship

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award

ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award

ADEA awards that support participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute:

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Company/National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute


CDA/Dugoni Faculty Award

CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Links to Resources

UCSF Chancellor's Council on Faculty Life (CCFL)

AAL Network page - Noteworthy Leadership Articles

ADA Professional Resources page

CDA Education page

Institute for Teaching and Learning Consulting Services

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.

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