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Leadership Skills for Research Faculty

NEW Scientific Leadership & Professional Development Program for Research Faculty, with Special Emphasis on Diversity, Retention and Collaborative skills

Program Overview

The institutional goal of this program is to enhance faculty leadership skills, with a special emphasis on diversity, retention and collaborative skills.

The primary purpose of this program, which is intended for research faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, is to enhance faculty leadership skills. This program is designed to foster leadership among all eligible SOM faculty, and towards that goal, there is a special emphasis on diversity, retention and collaborative skills.The primary purpose of this program, which is intended for research faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, is to enhance faculty leadership skills. This program is designed to foster leadership among all eligible SOM faculty, and towards that goal, there is a special emphasis on diversity, retention and collaborative skills.

The Scientific Leadership Program is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the strategies needed for successful leadership in an academic medical center, with emphasis on leading research teams/programs. This program is being provided by the Research Career Development Program (RCDP), with input from an advisory committee of researcher leaders in the SOM. This new program will provide in-depth training in scientific leadership for SOM research faculty with an interest in pursuing leadership positions.

Program Structure

The structure of this program is as follows: Program participants will meet once a month, beginning in January 2018, on a day/time to be determined by eligible participants. The program will consist of monthly seminars, given by leaders in their fields, combined with discussion sessions. Each monthly session is planned for two hours.

Subjects covered in this program include:

  • Understanding the Finances of an Academic Medical Center
  • Reasons for Choosing a Leadership Role, including some of the Challenges facing Women and Minorities
  • Communications Skills
  • How to Progress from being the PI of an R01 to leading a P01 Research Project/Team
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Developing Your Support Network, including Developing Your Skills as a Mentor

    Eligibility

    This program is intended for SOM faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who have demonstrated research independence, defined as having been awarded an R-level grant (preferably an R01) or equivalent. All qualified faculty are eligible to apply, and participation will be determined via a brief application process.

    Application Process

    If you are interested in participating, please submit a one page letter of interest, including identification of the reasons for your interest in participating, as well as how participation would support the attainment of your professional objectives. Please also include a current CV. Please send application materials to Stacie Mendoza at: smendoza@som.umaryland.edu
    no later than Wednesday, November 22
    . A small group of faculty will be selected to participate in the pilot, with selection of candidates made by Advisory Committee members. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by December 8.

    Advisory Board Members

    Peter Crino, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

    Kevin Cullen MD, Director, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC); Director, Program In Oncology; Professor, Department of Medicine

    Eduardo Davila, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Program Leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy; Director, STAR-PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program)

    James Kaper, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

    Margaret McCarthy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology

    Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training and Trans-disciplinary Research Advancement

    Wendy Sanders, MA, Associate Dean for Research Career Development

    Please note that participation in this program will require approval by the participant’s Chairman or Center Director; however, there is no need to furnish this information at this time.

  • Associate Dean

    Wendy Sanders, MA