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The 2018 Call for Applications for the Early Career Development Program for Women (ECDPW) is now open. Targeted towards early-career women faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) or administrative equivalent, the professional development fellowship is six days in total spread over the next six months and will include these sessions. Applications should be submitted electronically to Natalie Barrett ( and must be received by October 2, 2017. Visit the ECPDW page for more information.

Total program costs are $1800 to be covered by the candidate's department. To apply, the candidate must submit:

  1. Application form 2018
  2. Cover letter (approximately one page) responding to the following: (a) Regarding your current career journey, what motivates you to apply for this program and why now?; (b) What are your career goals and how can the ECDPW help you to achieve these goals?; and (c) If there is any additional pertinent information that would be useful in evaluating your application, please detail it in this letter.  Please be clear and concise.
  3. CV
  4. A letter of support from the candidate’s department chair or section chief that must include a statement that allows the candidate release time for the program. This statement is particularly important since those accepted into the program must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of achievement.

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

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Lunch and Learn Seminar Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
Bouncing Up
Julie Freischlag, MD, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health & Interim Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine
September 20, 12pm-1:30pm.  Event held on the Medical Center campus.
Registration required by September 14th
Register to receive a calendar invite with specific location.

Brown Bag Panel Discussion Open to All Residents
OWIMS with Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker Kelly, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine are sponsoring:
Work/Life Balance Panel Discussion for Female Residents (males welcome too!)
Tuesday, Oct 3, Noon-1pm (brown bag lunch)
Medical School Board Room (ie the Library conference room at the Medical Center)
Registration is not required
~ How we chose our practice/employment after residency
~ When we had kids and how we make it work
~ How to be a wife, mother, doctor, and human being and retain some sanity! 
Dr. Erika Johnson-MacAnanny - Reproductive Endocrinology
Dr. Gabriela Velazquez- Vascular Surgery
Dr. Amy Yoder – Pediatrics
Dr. Sarah Cartwright - Family Medicine 
Dr. Nancy Denizard-Thompson - Internal Medicine
Dr. Lisa Cassidy-Vu - Family Medicine
Dr. Stacey Wolfe – Neurosurgery
Dr. Nell Johnson – OBGYN
Dr. Melissa Laxton – Anesthesiology
Dr. Holly Pilson - Orthopedics
Dr. Jessica Gross - General Surgery
Dr. Libby Kelly - Emergency Medicine

Workshop & Networking Lunch for Women faculty, house staff, post docs, students (MD, PA, Graduate & other)
Financial Planning for Women
Ellen Smith, Spaugh Dameron Tenny Financial Planning
October 19, 8:30am-12pm or 1pm-4pm .  Event held on the Medical Center campus
Networking Lunch 12pm-1pm
Limited to the first 60 registrants
Registration required by October 12th   
Register to receive a calendar invite with specific location

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WFU Women's Center Events: Gender Equity at Work is open to Wake Forest University faculty and staff. This is not a sequential series; there are no prerequisites. Pilot offerings are: 

  • Sept. 27: Beyond Work/Life Balance: Creating and Supporting Wholeness
  • Oct. 25:  Okay/Not Okay: Understanding and Articulating Personal Boundaries
  • Nov. 30: Gender at Work: Recognizing and Interrupting Harmful Norms

Register for any of these via the PDC

Webinars of interest (From the WFU Women’s Center): Academic Coaching and Writing, a group of professional academic coaches, offers free professional development webinars on a range of professional development topics for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

Mindfullness Practice Notes #7

Women Networking to Achieve Tenure in Higher Education

Interdisciplinary and collaborative work: Framing promotion and tenure practices and policies

The Effect of Student Evaluations on Faculty Performance

Establishing Effective Mentoring Networks: Rationale and Strategies

Leading Rites: an Examination of Ritualization and Leadership in Faculty Professional Life

Transitioning to the Academic Tenure-Track at Mid-Career: Exploring Adaptive and Maladaptive Responses to Challenges and Adversity

Does Mentoring Make a Difference for Women Academics? Evidence from the Literature and a Guide for Future Research


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