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Faculty Development Opportunities at UC-COM

The Office of Faculty Affairs & Development have created new development programming for our faculty in the areas of professional development, research development, teaching and education development, and wellness. Programs in these four tracks will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Complete listing of development programs being offered 2022-2023 Programs (PDF)

April 2023

April 4, 2023     Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement in Research and Practice: Striving to Be Better (Panel)  

Facilitators:  Charles Prestigiacomo, MD, Andrea Booth, Lori Fannin
Via: Microsoft Teams and in-person MSB 2001
Time: 12-1:00pm

Description:       In clinical and research medicine, the quest for improvement and for streamlining processes is ever-important.  Identifying methods to adhere to “Best Practice” or process engineering throughput in imaging centers are just the few ways that Performance Improvement (PI) science is used in the Healthcare Sphere. 

This brief workshop will provide information and insight into the fundamentals of Performance Improvement and its applications in healthcare and science, from bedside to laboratory.  The attendees shall also become acquainted with several improvement tools to support how PI science is conducted with our partners at UC Health.

Participants will be required to prepare for this workshop through a small series of readings (to be forwarded to the attendees upon registering), short video segments, and an exercise (for personal use) in order to enrich this experience.


At the conclusion of this session, attendees shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the principles of Performance Improvement as it applies to the world of healthcare and healthcare-related sciences.
  2. Describe the potential role performance improvement science may have in each attendee’s sphere of expertise.
  3. Identify the purpose of the Discover, Understand, and Continuously Improve Phases and define the improvement tools within each of the three phases
  4. Recognize the benefit of a High Level Process Map (HLPM) and simplified Failure Modes Effects Analysis (sFMEA) in an improvement project
  5. Use case review to recognize improvement tools and how they led to improvement in infection rates such as CLABSI and CAUTI   

April 11, 2023     Finding the Sense of Belonging as International Faculty – Overcoming Barriers and Challenges 

Facilitator: Laura Conforti, PHD
Via: MSB 2001 & Microsoft Teams (in-person option preferred)
Time: 12-1:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and value of international faculty in academic institutions
  2. Discuss the impact that cultural barriers and biases have on the career of international faculty 
  3. Identify tools that could help the career of international faculty

April 18, 2023     Sleep is not a luxury. It's a Necessity

Facilitator: Ann Romaker, MD
Via:  MSB 2001 & Microsoft Teams (in-person option preferred)
Time: 12-1:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. How is sleep regulated?
  2. How much do I need for optimal function? For adequate function?
  3. How does my age affect my sleep  and sleep needs?

May 2023

May 2         “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”  Panel
May 9          From Career Development Award to R-funded Research Projects
May 17        Energy Management - Is it More Important than Managing Time?

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Phone: 513-558-0175
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