Millennial Fellowship Faculty
Associate Program Director and Director of Academic Skills Development: Constance D. Baldwin, PhD
Dr. Baldwin is Professor of Pediatrics. She has a PhD in English from Stanford University, and has worked in the setting of academic medicine research and education for 25 years with a focus on faculty development in scientific communications and education. She has been funded on over 20 research, education and technology grants, leading 4 of these projects, including a HRSA faculty development grant. She has authored or coauthored over 47 peer reviewed articles, contributed to six books, developed a national website for pediatric resident education, and given over 90 national faculty development workshops.
From 1985–1991, Dr. Baldwin created a unique research facilitation program in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch that contributed to a 4-fold increase in the department’s grant funding over five years. In 1998, she developed a course for faculty and fellows entitled “Scientific Writing for Clinical Research,” which has since enrolled 270 faculty and fellows. Dr. Baldwin’s 8-hour version of this course, entitled “The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Scientific Writing,” has received outstanding reviews at venues around the country. Over 565 faculty members have attended this mini-course since 2001. Components of the course will now be offered as part of the fellowship program’s seminar series. Dr. Baldwin also mentors fellows and faculty on their writing projects.
Dr. Baldwin is also a master educator. She joined the UR Department of Pediatrics to help it develop and evaluate new competency-based curricula for the residency and fellowship programs. She has consulted with many pre-doctoral and residency training programs nationwide on funding, curriculum design, program development, and faculty development. She recently completed a Macy Foundation-funded, APA-led project to develop the national web-based curriculum resource, the Educational Guidelines for Pediatric Residency. She is a past-member of the APA Board of Directors and Chair of the APA Education Committee, and leads the national PAS Educational Scholars Program, a three year faculty development program that teaches educational scholarship to a current group of 40 junior faculty in pediatric education.