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Faculty Development

 

SPRING 2014
Published by the Faculty Development Office

Features

  • Welcome Julie Freischlag - New vice chancellor and dean favors consensus-building approach
  • Office Visit: Family Practice physician Franklin Chinn reflects on 60 years of volunteerism
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point:  We welcome you to faculty search committee training

Welcome Julie Freischlag

New vice chancellor and dean favors consensus-buiding approach

Julie Ann Freischlag expects to spend more time in the offices of other faculty members than in her own during her first hundred days as the new vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine.

“I plan to meet all the clinical chairs and institute directors. I’m a visual person, so I want to explore every floor of the hospital, and I want to see every lab,” said Freischlag (pronounced FRY-shlog). “I want to learn what people want preserved, what they hold close to their hearts, what the inner sense of UC Davis is.”

Freischlag, a vascular surgeon, had been the William Stewart Halsted professor, chair of the department of surgery, and the first female surgeon-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore before joining UC Davis on Feb. 17. An internationally recognized expert in diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome, she is among only a half dozen American surgeons who perform an intricate corrective procedure called first rib resection to alleviate pressure on blood vessels and nerves. She is the national principal investigator of a VA-funded randomized trial, involving more than 800 patients at 34 medical centers, to evaluate the relative advantages of open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Freischlag, who intends to continue her research and perform specialized vascular surgery procedures at the UC Davis Medical Center, acknowledges that she likely is more hospital-oriented than her predecessor, Claire Pomeroy, but embraces similar philosophies about education, innovation, patient care and faculty development.

“I have spoken with Claire, and I admire the innovative measures and programs that she championed and instituted in research, clinical care, and student and resident training,” Freischlag said. Her concerns include student indebtedness and health-care system budgeting, and her principal themes will include emphasis on patient education and flexibility to accommodate changes occurring under the Affordable Care Act.

“We must educate patients about staying healthy, accessing care, and following prescribed interventions. And evaluation of how we utilize hospital care for our patients plays to my strengths,” said Freischlag, who has a warm, engaging demeanor.

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Workshops and other activities

March
 06
  Workshop: Faculty Merits, Promotions and Tenure
 10  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members 
 13  Inpatient and OR Services (MCLP)
 17  Legal Issues: Making Tough Disciplinary Decisions (MCLP)
 19  Elder Care Workshop: Elder Care, Legal Issues and Estate Planning
 21  The Building Blocks of Communication: From Small Talk to Big Decisions, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 24  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members 
 26
  Teach Like a Champion:  A Dozen Techniques to Improve Your Teaching Skills
 28  The Building Blocks of Communication: From Small Talk to Big Decisions, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

April
 02 
Elder Care Workshop: Navigating the Heatlh Care System for Your Elderly Family Member
 04  The Building Blocks of Communication: From Small Talk to Big Decisions, Part 3 (ECLP/MCLP)
 08  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members 
 11
  Getting Your Point Across: The Art and Science of Effective Presentations (ECLP)
 16  How to Give Effective Feedback (ECLP)
 17  Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor/Dean 
 21  Workshop: Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Faculty Promotions Process 
 23  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members 
 23  A Leadership Model for Faculty in Academic Medicine (MCLP)
 25  Strategies for Managing Conflict, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 29  Introduction to MyInfoVault

May
 02  Strategies for Managing Conflict, Part 2 (ECLP, MCLP)
 09  Strategies for Managing Conflict, Part3 (ECLP, MCLP)
 15  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 16  Education Components: Residency and Fellowship Programs (MCLP)
 22  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members

June
 13  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 13  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 1 (ECLP, MCLP)
 20  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 2 (ECLP, MCLP)
 23  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 27  Organizational Culture and Leadership, Part 3 (ECLP, MCLP)

Event co-sponsors
ECLP:
  Early Career Leadership Program
MCLP:  Mid-Career Leadership Program
WIMHS: Women in Medicine and Health Science

Faculty Newsletter is published quarterly.  If you have an interesting topic you would like to see featured in a future issue, please contact Cheryl Busman at (916) 703-9230 or cheryl.busman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.