Programs and Lectures

The programs and lectures offered through the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion aim to provide CUIMC faculty with the tools and resources they need to further advance their careers at CUIMC.

General Interest:

New VP&S Faculty Orientation

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion hosts a New VP&S Faculty Orientation for those who have started at the Columbia University Vagelos of the College of Physicians and Surgeons within the last three years. It is held annually in the early fall.

This program offers an introduction to resources that support the success of VP&S faculty. It covers the following topics:

  • An organizational overview of CUIMC and VP&S
  • An introduction to appointments, promotion and tenure processes and pathways at CUIMC
  • An overview of CUIMC and VP&S financial organization
  • Resources for educators
  • Resources for researchers
  • Resources for clinicians
  • Overview of compliance policies and resources
  • Faculty professional development resources and opportunities

Faculty in attendance also have the opportunity to meet fellow faculty and school leaders.

Program Materials:

VP&S New Faculty Orientation CourseWorks site

“Ask COAP” Series

In this brown bag series, the leaders of the Committee of Appointments and Promotion (COAP), who are directly involved in the promotion process, will discuss criteria for promotion and how faculty can optimize their academic profiles.

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CUIMC Leadership and Management Course for Faculty 

The CUIMC Leadership and Management Course for Faculty is a four-day program designed for faculty who currently have leadership/management responsibilities or who wish to include these in their career goals. Participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary for current and future leadership positions in the academic health sciences by utilizing active learning methods, including case studies, discussion and the development of a personal project.

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Understanding the Tenure Process

A discussion of the promotion and tenure processes at Columbia University and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center with the dean of CUIMC and the provost of Columbia.  

Junior Faculty Development Series

An eight-part series that assists junior faculty members in strategically planning their career development efforts. 

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For Researchers:

Research Team Management Series

This series covers skills essential for recruiting and managing an effective and synergistic research team. 

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Writing Specific Aims 

The most vital section of any NIH grant application is the Specific Aims section. This section is the master plan and central focus of an NIH research grant and is a key part that all reviewers read. This workshop provides insight into the elements of an effective and strong Specific Aims section.

Participants are asked to bring a draft of their Specific Aims with them and work through the session on developing this draft.

NIH Review Process Info Session

Do you ever wonder what happens to your application after you hit the submit button? This 1-hour info session covers the NIH Review Process including application assignment, who reviews it and when, key players at NIH, and how your application is scored. The target audience for this session is Early Stage Investigators (ESI), but all are welcome to attend.

Hosted by the VP&S Office for Research.

NIH Reviewer Panel Discussion

This 1-hour, moderated panel discussion covers insights into what reviewers look for in a strong NIH application and tips that make it easier for reviewers to score your grant.

Hosted by the VP&S Office for Research.

For Clinicians:

Academy of Clinical Excellence Master Clinician Mentorship Series

This series was created by the membership of the Academy, and designed specifically for the needs of clinical faculty, to help them thrive and grow at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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For Educators:

Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning 

The Annual Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning is a two day workshop devoted to exploring effective teaching and learning strategies in health sciences education. This event is designed for junior faculty or senior faculty who have recently taken on a new teaching role.

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CV Clinic 

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion sponsors a series of small group meetings for CUIMC faculty members. During these meetings, faculty have the opportunity to discuss academic career specifics with Dr. Anne Taylor, SrVP for Faculty Affairs and Career Development at CUIMC and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr. Robert Whittington, Assistant Dean for Academic Development, Faculty Diversity & Inclusion. The small group setting (a maximum of two to three faculty members per group) allows for more personalized discussion. Personal CVs are reviewed.

For Women Faculty:

Faculty Advisory Deans

The Faculty Advisory Deans are highly accomplished senior faculty who provide career guidance, resources and information to VP&S faculty in each academic track with an emphasis on the needs of women and diverse faculty.

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Group Coaching Program for Women Faculty

This program is designed to help women faculty collaborate and develop strategies to address gender related issues in the workplace irrespective of career path through the use of case studies.

Sponsored by the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty. 

Columbia University and Work/Life Demands

This brown-bag session features a presentation and discussion led by the associate provost and director of Work/Life on the work/life policies, benefits, services and programs available at Columbia University.

Sponsored by the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty.

Program Materials:

Slide Presentation

Resources:

Office of Work/Life Website

Peer Mentorship Sessions for Women Faculty

In these sessions, women faculty in specific career paths lead a discussion to define the specific career development needs of women in their fields.  

VKF Society for Women Faculty Annual Lecture

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty offers a variety of faculty-driven programs and opportunities that target the specific needs of women faculty. Among these programs, the VKFS annual lecture provides the entire CUIMC community with the opportunity to hear directly from women leaders from a variety of professional fields on their perspectives on and experiences with success and leadership.

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For Diverse Faculty:

CUIMC Peer Mentorship Series for Diverse Faculty

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers a professional development seminar series designed to address the needs of underrepresented minority faculty at CUIMC. These programs include general career development, career-specific mentoring and general skill-building sessions. 

CV Clinic for Diverse Faculty

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion sponsors a series of small group meetings for its diverse CUIMC faculty members. During these meetings, faculty have the opportunity to discuss academic career specifics with Dr. Anne Taylor, SrVP for Faculty Affairs and Career Development at CUIMC and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr. Robert Whittington, Assistant Dean for Academic Development, Faculty Diversity & Inclusion. The small group setting (a maximum of two to three faculty members per group) allows for more personalized discussion. Personal CVs are reviewed. 

CUIMC Peer Mentorship Series for LGBTQ Faculty

This series provides diverse faculty with general career development, career-specific mentoring and general skill building sessions in a peer-to-peer discussion setting.

The John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture Series

Dr. John Lindenbaum was a widely acclaimed hematologist, gifted teacher, great mentor, and an integral part of then Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Just before his death in June 1997, he bestowed a gift to what is now Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish an annual lecture given by a distinguished diverse scientist. This lecture series has provided the P&S community with the opportunity to host diverse scientists from all over the country, while honoring his commitment to equality and justice in medicine and society at large.

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LGBTQ Initiatives

A special series focusing on the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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For more information, please email: Office_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu.