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Faculty Mentoring

Group photo of Cancer Biology faculty in 2018

The Department of Cancer Biology seeks to help its faculty members realize their personal and professional potential in the context of helping the Department meet its mission goals of education, research, and community service. To this end, the Department has developed its Mentoring and Faculty Development Programs, which include:

  • Orientation of new faculty members to the opportunities and responsibilities that go with their role through individual Mentor assignments, in conjunction with the School of Medicine's Mentorship and "On‑Boarding" program;
  • Ongoing mentorship by assigned faculty mentor(s) and other senior faculty members as appropriate;

    • Faculty development activities, sponsored by the Department and the School, including but not limited to:

      • Regular Faculty Development seminars in the Department;
      • Regular monthly Research seminars in the Department and Cancer Center;                             
      • Fellowship training, when available, in the Department;
      • The ongoing IAMSE and lunch seminars scheduled by the Offices of Medical Education and Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development;
      • Opportunity to participate in the Faculty Leadership Academy;
      • Encouragement to and support for participation in Faculty Development activities sponsored by professional organizations such as the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and other organizations related to the faculty member's professional credentials and Department responsibilities.
      • At least annual review by the Chair and Department Promotion and Tenure Committee of each faculty member's CV, accompanied by advice on what activities would most benefit the faculty member in moving toward promotion in their faculty track, (and tenure, if applicable,) and a time line for achieving it.
      • At least annual meetings with their Mentor, Division Chief, and Department Chair, that review her/his progress in each of the core areas, and opportunities for taking on new education, research, community service, and institutional service roles.
KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Cancer Biology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS  66160