About Us

Mission

The mission of the Office of Faculty Development is to develop and support initiatives that assist faculty in expanding their professional skills and achieving their career aspirations. We espouse the following goals and objectives:

  • To provide information and resources to faculty related to academic advancement, clinical service, research, and teaching through orientations and seminars.
  • To assist chairs in developing a departmental infrastructure/program for faculty development.
  • To assist faculty in identifying career development opportunities to enhance professional skills.
  • To establish and bestow recognition awards for outstanding faculty.
  • To promote a culture that values faculty accomplishments.


Kathy Griendling, Ph.D.

Kathy Griendling, PhDAssistant Dean for Faculty Development
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research and Faculty Development, Department of Medicine

School of Medicine Building, Suite 445J SOM
Administrative Assistant:  Karen Summers(karen.summers@emory.edu) 404-727-3364
E-Mail:  kgriend@emory.edu

Dr. Kathy Griendling was appointed Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in July, 2011. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she is a vascular biologist renowned for her work on NADPH oxidases and vascular disease. In her capacity as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, she brings both a strong administrative background and deep appreciation of faculty issues to this position.  She has held numerous leadership positions nationally and internationally including Chair of the Angiotensin II Gordon Research Conference, Program Chair of the American Heart Association National Meeting, and Associate Editor of Circulation Research and the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology.

Dr. Griendling notes, "I am passionate about creating opportunities for faculty and feel very strongly that supporting the career development of our faculty is essential not only for their own success and job satisfaction, but for the success of the medical center as a whole.”