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Faculty Development

 

Spring 2016
Published by the Faculty Development Program

Features

  • WIMHS hosts UC-wide conference
  • Office Visit: Pharmaceutical veteran Richard Horuk teaches insights about drug development
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point: We must plan strategically to enable everyone to fit in well
       by Julie A. Freischlag, Vice Chancellor and Dean

WIMHS Hosts UC-wide Conference

A new era for Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS)

The UC-wide Health Sciences Leadership Development Conference that will convene in the School of Medicine’s Education Building on May 6 is as much a testament to determination and perseverance as it is to leadership. The conference is sponsored by the Dean’s office and the UC Davis Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program, which arose through the grassroots efforts of two UC Davis School of Medicine faculty members: Amparo C. Villablanca and Lydia P. Howell.

Villablanca, professor and Frances Lazda Endowed Chair of cardiovascular medicine, and Howell, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, conceived the WIMHS program in 2000 as part of their Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) fellowship. With the objectives of rectifying barriers and creating a supportive environment for women, WIMHS functioned as a volunteer organization for more than a decade, until Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag authorized funding last year for a director position (to which Villablanca was appointed), staff assistance, a mentorship program, and office space within the Faculty Development office in the Sherman Building.

WIMHS advocates for mentorship and academic leadership opportunities for women; develops strategies and initiatives to help attain parity for women; coordinates networking and continuing education activities; promotes career advising and development; encourages inclusion of women in national professional organizations and conferences; disseminates information through an email distribution list, a blog, a Facebook page and the web; and hosts a continuing series of workshops and lectures and a fall welcome reception for new female faculty members. WIMHS programs welcome medical students and residents as well as faculty members.

The UC-wide Health Sciences Leadership Development Conference is a signature event that will be inaugurated with a keynote address by Hannah Valantine, the National Institute of Health’s chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. The daylong event also will include presentations, roundtable discussions and talks on faculty engagement and retention; time management; overcoming barriers to culture change, diversity and inclusion; lessons from mentors and mentees; organizational skills and project management; work-life integration; resilience; and team building. Joan Reede, Harvard University associate professor of medicine and dean for diversity and community partnership, will deliver the endnote address on catalyzing change in diversity and leadership.

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Workshops and other activities

April

  5  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
  6  Workshop: New Faculty Workshop – Tools for Success
  8  Getting Better at Delegation, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
11  Workshop: Faculty Merits, Promotions and Tenure
14  Aligning Expectations and Developing Contracts (MA)
14  Maintaining Effective Communication; Assessing Understanding (MA)
14  Addressing Diversity and Inclusion (MA) 
14  Promoting Professional Development, Fostering Independence (MA)
15  Getting Better at Delegation, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
19  How to Give Effective Feedback (MCLP)
20  Transitioning to Retirement: Work & Lifestyle Transitions (UCDRC)  

May 

  3  Workshop: Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
  UC-Wide Health Sciences Leadership Development Conference (WIMHS)
12  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
13  Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor/Dean
13  Leadership Styles, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
16  Aligning Expectations and Developing Contracts (MA)
16  Maintaining Effective Communication; Assessing Understanding (MA)
16  Addressing Diversity and Inclusion (MA) 
16  Promoting Professional Development, Fostering Independence (MA)
18  A Leadership Model for Faculty in Academic Medicine (MCLP)
20  Leadership Styles, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

June 

15  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
17  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
24  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP) 

Event co-sponsors

ECLP:  Early Career Leadership Program
MA: Mentoring Academy
MCLP:  Mid- Career Leadership Program
UCDRC: UC Davis Retiree Center
WIMHS: Women in Medicine and Health Sciences

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 cdbusman@ucdavis.edu.