2014-2015 Faculty Development Workshops


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

Jason Listman, EdD
Lecturer, Department of ASL & Interpreting
Science Mentoring Director, Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program

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!

To register for workshops, contact the Office for Faculty Development at 276-3782 or via email at faculty_development@urmc.rochester.edu. In addition to the Faculty Development Workshop series, other initiatives offered by the Office for Faculty Development include:

Academic Core Curriculum for Junior Faculty, co-sponsored by the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and the Office for Faculty Development (the series' 2014 program was completed in October 2014)
Faculty Workshops in Medical Humanities, co-sponsored by the Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and the Office for Faculty Development
TiME for Faculty Development - Become a Digital Citizen, co-sponsored by Edward G. Miner Library and the Office for Faculty Development
Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association co-directed by Michael (Rusty) Elliott, PhD and Michelle Janelsins, PhD, MPH
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

Please note that dates may be subject to change. Watch for the monthly faculty development email for final date and location. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

To view past workshop materials on Blackboard, click here.

The date for the Annual Health Professions' Faculty Development Colloquium is Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 7:30-4:30. It will be held in the Class of '62 Auditorium, the Flaum Atrium, and several breakout rooms for workshops.


Wednesday, June 3, 2014 / 7:30 am - 4:30 pm


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