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Faculty Development

Our Mission


The Office for Faculty Development strives to provide an institutional framework that includes a broad range of activities to help renew and support faculty in their multiple academic roles. 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, leadership, and scholarship.

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Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Faculty Development Workshop
Thursday October 27, 2016 / 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Medical Center, CEL 2-7545 

Abstract proposals are a unique kind of document and stand alone without a supporting manuscript. They are brief and more limited in what can be communicated. They often report on preliminary or pilot studies, a new innovation, or present only part of a larger study without extensive literature review, tables or figures. This workshop will address important considerations in writing successful abstract proposals in medical education.

At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will:

     Describe major structural abstract components;

     Define key steps in writing an abstract;

     Describe specific aspects of abstract proposals for workshop presentations;

    Apply these skills by reviewing and discussing sample abstracts in medical education and to finalize abstracts proposals for the 2017 NEGEA Annual Conference.

Presented by:

Janine Shapiro MD / Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education, Professor of Anesthesiology,


For additional information or to register for any seminar in the Wellness Series, please contact the Office for Faculty Development via email at Please watch for the monthly seminar announcement for updates and location.


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Wellness Series

Sponsored by: The Office for Faculty Development and the Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program.

We are excited to present the new Wellness Series.  Please click here to learn more about the program that our dedicated faculty have developed to drive  physician wellness and high quality healthcare.  

Other Faculty Development Initiatives

In addition to the Faculty Development Workshop series, other initiatives offered by the Office for Faculty Development include:

  • Technology in Health Professions Education (TiHPE) workshops are for educators who are interested in the application of today’s technology to enhance learning. Past TiHPE series focused on the effective use of iPad technology for teaching and learning, and on online learning. These series of workshops are co-sponsored with the Edward G. Miner Library, the School of Nursing, the University of Rochester Office for Online Learning, and the Warner School of Education. The 2017 Spring schedule is forth coming.
  • Academic Core Curriculum for Junior Faculty (ACCJF) - This week-long course is designed to help Senior Instructors and Assistant Professors identify the skills they need for more successful career advancement.  Course content includes career planning, research design and funding, and academic writing.  This course is co-sponsored with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  Watch for updates for upcoming seminar and workshop dates for 2016-2017.
  • Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association co-directed by Michael (Rusty) Elliott, PhD and Michelle Janelsins, PhD, MPH  The Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association is an academic peer group designed to serve the unique need of early-stage Ph.D. and M.D. faculty to promote success in scientific discovery, funding, publications, mentoring, teaching and service to the University of Rochester community.  Meetings include discussion groups, interactive presentations, and structured networking sessions.

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