Programs and Workshops

The career development programs 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. Our workshops and lectures cover topics such as:

  • New faculty orientation
  • Leadership and management
  • Strategies for success at CUIMC
  • NIH workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Balancing work & life
  • Educator development
  • Research team management
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • CV writing
  • Diversity and inclusion workshops
  • and special lectures

Upcoming Programs

Understanding the Tenure Process at Columbia University

Date: February 19, 2019

A discussion of the Columbia University tenure evaluation process led by Lee Goldman, MD, John Coatsworth, PhD and Art Palmer, III, PhD.

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Ask COAP Series: “Session 2: Preparing for Tenure”

Date: March 25, 2019

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

Following the Provost’s discussion on the tenure process, this session will focus on the specific ways in which faculty on tenure track can prepare for a positive review. Chairs and members of the CUIMC Committee on Appointments and Promotion (COAP) will provide strategies on how to prepare for tenure. Q&A session will follow.

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Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities

Dates: Spring 2019

This comprehensive course is designed for Columbia University students, post-doctoral scientists, clinical fellows, new investigators, faculty and administrators. Those not wishing to formally register are welcome to audit. This course addresses best practices for grant writing, proposal development, and submission of competitive applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government and non-government funding agencies. Topics addressed include identifying sources of support, the different types of funding mechanisms, planning and organizing research and career development proposals, and the grant application submission and review process (including review criteria).

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