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General Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) and the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) offer one full scholarship for an accepted participant to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar. This year’s seminar will be held December 2nd – December 5th in Scottsdale, AZ and is open to women Associate Professors (Assistant and Full Professors will be considered based on experience). 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must first register for the seminar, then complete a short application with OFA/OWIMS which will include the following information:

  • Copy of your completed seminar applicatio
  • Copy of the signed Letter of Support used in the seminar application
  • CV
  • Statement on how this seminar will benefit your career development and the institutio
  • Statement on how you can work with OFA/OWIMS to share the skills and information learned during the seminar with all WFSM Faculty

The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, October 19th.   

The seminar application deadline is has been extended to Wednesday, October 2nd (from September 27th). 

Applicants must forward a copy of their seminar acceptance letter to once received from the AAMC by mid-October to complete the scholarship application.
Applicants will be notified of scholarship results by October 27th. 
Upon completion of the seminar, applicants must submit a written summary of the event and be willing to assist OFA/OWIMS in the development of other faculty members’ leadership skills via a project/seminar/study guide/etc.  

Note: You may apply to attend the conference without applying for the Professional Development Scholarship.

MedEdPORTAL® is a free online service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. The program recently released a brief video which describes its three services - Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Visit the AAMC website to view the video and share with others! For more information please contact one of MedEdPortal's Wake Forest representatives: the Faculty Mentor, Dr. Michael Hulme (, the Director of the Faculty Program, Dr. Michael Fitch (, or the Associate Editor for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, Dr. Sonia Crandall ( Dr. Hulme is also available to provide assistance to those interested in publishing their own material as a peer reviewed resource in publications, and strengthening their portfolio for promotion purposes.

P  R  I  D  E: PRograms to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research
Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. 
Eligible applicants are research-oriented junior-level faculty members or transitioning post-doctorate trainees from minority groups that are under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents.  Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention of treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders research; health disparities research; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas.
This mentored program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. 
Participants meet for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests. 
Visit the PRIDE-CCC webpage for additional details about the PRIDE Program. 


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