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Jr Faculty Development Course

The School of Medicine is pleased to again offer a five-month career development course designed especially for junior faculty. Featuring a diverse faculty selected from throughout the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School, this course will present information necessary for success in an academic medical center using a variety of formats including didactic presentations, panel discussions, group and individual exercises, and case-based problem solving. Because space is limited in this course, we encourage early nominations. See below for a detailed course curriculum and information on applying.

Who is eligible?

All instructors and assistant professors in the School of Medicine.

What is the time commitment?

The course encompasses ten sessions to be held twice monthly from January 12 to May 18, 2017. Sessions will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM (with the exception of January 14, which will meet until 9:30 PM) and will include dinner. The majority of sessions will be held in the School of Medicine building. This course is approved for 27.5 hours of CME credit. Faculty accepted into the program are expected to attend all sessions.

What is the cost of the program?

There is a $450 charge per registrant due prior to the beginning of the course.
This may be paid by the individual or department.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates must submit a nomination form and CV. There is no limit to the number of nominations from a department, but final selections will made to ensure diverse representation across the School of Medicine and will be limited to 25-30 individuals. 

Nominations can be made directly by applicants or by departmental chairs. Applications must include a brief statement from the candidate as to how the course will assist him/her in his/her career. CVs should be sent directly to The applicaiton period for the 2017 JFDC has closed. 

All questions should be directed to 


2017 Course Schedule:

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January 12

SOM 170A

Introduction and Birkman Analysis

Kathy Griendling, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Brandon Smith, MBA
Founder, The Workplace Therapist, LLC;
Adjunct Faculty in the Practice of Management Communication,
Goizueta Business School

 January 26

SOM 170A

Organizational Structure and Finances 

Heather Hamby, MBA
Executive Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer
School of Medicine

Cliff Teague, BS, MA
Senior Director, Human Resources
School of Medicine

 February 9

SOM 170A


Lisa Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Medicine

Michael Greenwald, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine

Barbara Pettitt, MD
Professor of Surgery

Douglas Lowery-North, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

February 23

SOM 170A

Presentation Skills I

Promotions and Tenure

Molly Epstein, PhD
Associate Professor 
Practice Management Communications
Goizueta Business School

Kathy Griendling, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

March 9

SOM 170A

Manuscript Writing

Jeffrey Boatright, PhD 
Professor of Ophthalmology
Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Vision

Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry

March 23

Business School
Room TBD

Presentation Skills II Molly Epstein, PhD
Associate Professor
Practice Management Communications
Goizueta Business School

April 13

SOM 170A 

Grant Writing

David Guidot, MD
Professor and Division Director,
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Janet Gross, PhD
Grants Tutorial Director, Office of Postdoctoral Education
School of Medicine

April 20

SOM 153A


John Banja, PhD
Director, Ethics Center
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Benjamin Stoff, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Senior Facutly Fellow, Emory Center for Ethics

May 4

SOM 170A

Negotiation/Conflict Resolution

Michael Sacks, PhD
Associate Professor in the Practice of Organizations and Management
Goizueta Business School

May 18

SOM 170A

Leading a Medical School 

Becoming a Leader

David S. Stephens, MD
Interim Dean, Emory University School of Medicine

Jonathan Lewin, MD
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University,
Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center,
President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare