Education Skills Program – August 2018

The Department of Pediatrics’ inaugural Education Skills Program sponsored by Office of Faculty Development was a success. The goals of this program are to enhance our skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring, to create productive education interest groups and to enhance the culture of education within our department. Attendees found the program to be worthwhile as the goals were met, good discussion was generated and much information was immediately applicable to their role as an educator.

Topics, presented by faculty, include bedside teaching, assumptions about learning, Engaging lectures, feedback, careers, mentoring, recommendation letters, positive learning environment, teaching with simulation.

Participants are nominated by Division Chiefs. The series will be offered roughly every 6 months and we will plan to vary the time for future series to try to accommodate different schedules.

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Promotions – October 2018

Ginnie Abarbanell, MD, is appointed as Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology.  Dr. Abarbanell completed her BS at Cornell University and her MD at the University of Washington, Seattle, before serving her residency at Loma Linda University, California, and her fellowship at the University of Michigan Health …

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Demystifying the hiring, retention, and discharge of employees for faculty members and administrators

Presented by: Nannette Vaughn, HR Consultant Please register here These sessions are designed for any faculty or administrators who are responsible for the hiring and management of employees in the School of Medicine.  Topics include: pre-employment and interviewing, offering a position and managing your employees and documentation and handling corrective action. …

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OFD Changes to Fulfil Mission

The Office of Faculty Development co-directors, Bess Marshall, MD and Yumi Turmelle, MD, welcome the addition of Philip Abraham, MD, as co-director of the office. Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, MD also joins the office as the Under Represented Minority Ombuds. The addition of Drs. Abraham and Rivera-Spoljaric will better position us to …