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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 15 to May 21, 2015. Sessions will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM (with the exception of January 15, 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 35-40 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

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The deadline to submit the application and CV is November 6, 2015.

All questions should be directed to 


2016 Course Schedule:

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January 14

SOM 170A

Introduction and Birkman Analysis

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

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

 January 28

SOM 170A

Organizational Structure and Finances 

Ronnie Jowers, MBA
Vice President for Health Affairs,
Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Sharen Olson
Associate Dean, Fiscal Affairs
School of Medicine

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

 February 11

SOM 170A


Lisa Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Medicine

Michael Greenwald, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine

Ken Newell, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery

Barbara Pettitt, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery

February 25

SOM 178P

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 10

SOM 178P

Manuscript Writing

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

Jeremy Boss, PhD
Professor and Chair, Microbiology and Immunology
Ex-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Immunology

March 24

Business School
Room 500

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

April 14

SOM 170A

Grants and Clinical Research

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

Carlos Del Rio, MD
Rollins Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health

April 21

SOM 170A


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

Cory Labrecque, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ethics Center

May 5

SOM 170A 

Negotiation/Conflict Resolution

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

May 19

SOM 170A

Leading a Medical School 

Becoming a Leader

Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil
Dean, Emory University School of Medicine

Gary Teal, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Woodruff Health Sciences Center