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Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) offers a variety of development opportunities to support the professional growth of faculty members.

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A strong program of faculty development benefits both the faculty and the School of Medicine. 

We develop and offer programs, services, and resources that support and promote faculty development in the areas of teaching, scholarship, leadership, and grant writing.  The variety of offerings are all aimed at enhancing the KU SoM learning environment for faculty and by extension the students.  The primary goal of the Faculty Development team is to help faculty, regardless of specialty, achieve their goals in academic medicine.

Our Goals:

  • Build communities of practice among faculty
  • Increase educational scholarship and collaboration
  • Enhance classroom and clinical teaching skills and knowledge
  • Produce, support, and foster meaningful contributions toward academic promotion
  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion with specialized programming

The PRIDE Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications. Space is limited for the 2021 mentored summer training programs so apply early!

What: The PRIDE programs include intensive summer research training experiences across two summers, a mid-year meeting, an annual PRIDE conference, and an opportunity to apply for small research project grant funding. Choose from among nine unique Summer Institute programs (see below), each with year-round mentored training opportunities to enhance research skills and promote the scientific and career development of trainees. Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external funding for research purposes, including extensive tips on best practices. Research emphasis varies by program.

Who: Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists with a background that is 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 and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.

Where/When (Dates subject to change. Verify on website):

PRIDE Flyer                PRIDE Brochure

Last modified: Apr 28, 2021
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Kansas City

Dianne Durham, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development

Brad Barth, MD
Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Carrie Francis, MD
Associate Dean, Workforce Innovation and Empowerment

Alice Hurley, M.P.P.
Administrative Assistant


Julie Galliart, PhD
Associate Dean Faculty Affairs and Development