Office for Faculty Development

Working to provide School of Medicine & Dentistry faculty with the tools to be current and effective academicians

The Office for Faculty Development strives to provide an institutional framework that includes a broad range of activities to help renew and assist faculty in their multiple academic roles. These activities are designed to improve the knowledge and skills essential to their performance as educators, and to assist faculty members in gaining a better understanding of academic career development, mentoring, and leadership.

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Next Faculty Development Workshop

Working with Learners Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Saunders Research Building (SRB 1416)

Presenters from UR Medicine:

Steven L. Barnett, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC): National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR)
URMC Director, Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program

PJ Simpson-Haidaris, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine - Hemotology/Oncology Division, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pathology and Lab Medicine
Director, PhD Program in Translational Biomedical Science (TBS)
Science Education Director, Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program

Camille Anne Martina, MS, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and Environmental Medicine
URMC Lead Evaluator, Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program and RPRC/NCDHR

Robert Pollard, PhD
Profesor of Psychiatry
Director, Deaf Wellness Center

Linda Lipani
Registrar for Graduate Programs and Disability Services Coordinator
Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Elizabeth Ballard
Manager, Interpreter Services

Presenters from National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID), Raochester Institute of Technology (RIT):

Peter Hauser, PhD
Professor, Department of ASL & Interpreting
Director, Deaf Studies Laboratory
RIT Director, Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program

Jessica Cuculick, EdD
Assistant Professor, Department of Liberal Studies

More deaf and hard-of-hearing learners are involved in URMC education programs, including post-baccalaureate, graduate, clinical (including medical and nursing), post-doctoral (clinical and research), and junior faculty development. URMC work with deaf and hard-of-hearing learners supports URMC and NIH goals regarding workforce diversity, and provides a foundation at UR for unique collaborative research education programs with RIT. A goal of this workshop is to help facilitate a smooth transition at URMC related to how we communicate with and best support learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. Another goal of the workshop is to further develop a network at URMC to share experiences, successes and challenges.

At the conclusion of this workshop participants should be able to identify unique contributions of Deaf colleagues at UR Medicine and elsewhere, understand strategies related to Deaf cultural sensitivity in the workplace to increase UR Medicine's status as a Deaf Friendly place for employees, and acknowledge rights, appropriately leverage support services, and fully engage in workplace obligations regarding employees with disabilities.

To register for this workshop, please contact Grace Fuller in the Faculty Development Office. Faculty, students, residents, fellows and staff are welcome!


Other Faculty Development Initiatives

Check back with this web site for ongoing updates and new upcoming workshops and other Faculty Development events. Please click here for a complete listing of 2013-2014 workshops for an idea of the kinds of topics that are covered. In addition to the Faculty Development Workshop series, other initiatives offered by the Office for Faculty Development include:

Updated information about all of the workshops is posted as it becomes available.

To RSVP for any faculty development events or to be added to the email listserve for faculty development news, please contact:

The Office for Faculty Development at 276-3782

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