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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 diverse speakers selected from across Emory University, this course will present information necessary for success in an academic medical center using a variety of formats including didactic presentations, group and individual exercises, and case-based problem solving. Because space is limited, we encourage early applications. 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 eleven sessions to be held two-three times monthly from January 11 to May 17, 2018. Sessions will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM (with the exception of January 11, which will meet until 9:00 PM) and will include dinner. The majority of sessions will be held in the School of Medicine building. This course is approved for 31 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 an application 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. The application form consist of four parts:

  1. Candidate information
  2. Candidate statement (required for all nominations)
  3. Chairperson or Division Chief statement (required only for nominations by leadership)
  4. Candidate CV (we strongly prefer CVs in the official EUSOM template)

Nominations can be made directly by applicants or by department chairs or division chiefs. 

Online Application | PDF Application

Deadline: October 23, 2017

All questions should be directed to 


2018 Course Schedule:

Printable Version (PDF)

January 11

Course Introduction

Birkman Analysis

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

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

 January 25

Organizational Structure & SOM Finances

Human Resources Management

How to Work with your Dept. Administrator 

Heather Hamby, MPH
Executive Associate Dean and Chief Business Officer
School of Medicine

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

Liz McCarty, MS, CRA
Executive Administrator and Vice Chair for Administration
Department of Pediatrics

February 8

Leading a Medical School

Crucial Conversations

Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD
Dean, Emory School of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer, Emory Healthcare

Nathan O. Spell III, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development

 February 15


Lisa Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Medicine

Dominique Cosco, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Barbara Pettitt, MD
Professor of Surgery

David Schulman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

February 22

Presentation Skills I

Promotions and Tenure

Molly Epstein, PhD
Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management
Goizueta Business School

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

March 8

Manuscript Writing

Chris Gunter, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Human Genetics
Director of Communication Operations, Marcus Autism Center

March 22

Business School
Room TBD

Presentation Skills II Molly Epstein, PhD
Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management
Goizueta Business School

April 12

Grant Writing

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

Janet Gross, PhD
Grants Writing & Proposal Development Consultant, Adjunct Faculty

April 19


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

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

May 3

Negotiation/Conflict Resolution

Krysia Waldron, PhD
Coach, Executive Education Program,
Goizueta Business School

May 18


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

Linda McCauley, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor,
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing