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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 2023-2024 Programs (PDF).

May 2024

May 16, 2024       From Career Development Award to R-funded Research Projects  

Facilitator:   Jeffrey Strawn, MD 
Via:  Microsoft Teams
Time: 12-1pm 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop strategies to link pilot work to specific funding mechanisms and “project grants.”
  2. Describe key steps to leveraging successes and set-backs during the career development award.
  3. Identify interventions—during a career development award—to boost score driving components of your first R-level submission.

May 21, 2024       Navigating a Crazy Work Environment

Facilitator:   Jack Kues, PHD
Via:  Zoom
Time: 12-1pm 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the characteristics of Complex Adaptive Systems.
  2. Utilize social/professional networks to navigate potential barriers to completing tasks and projects.
  3. Apply basic principles of Team Science to access and utilize organizational resources.
  4. Understand the goals and functions of different units and sub-units throughout large organizations.

May 29, 2024       Managing Difficult Conversations with Compassion & Resilience

Facilitator:   Chad Zender, MD
Via:  Zoom
Time: 12-1pm 

Description:  How to conduct difficult patient conversations with compassion, including communicating a terminal diagnosis, the futility of further aggressive medical treatment, and end-of-life  discussions and developing your personal strategies to recharge after difficult conversations.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what makes something a “difficult conversation”
  2. Increase comfort addressing emotion during a difficult conversation
  3. Build a repository of key words, phrases, and actions to utilize when having a difficult conversation with a patient
  4. (Start to) Develop your personal strategies to recharge after a difficult conversation

June 2024

June 4, 2024        Financial Planning for Early Career Health Care Providers
June 11, 2024      Are the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Your Path to Reducing Educational Debt?
June 20, 2024      Energy Management 

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