Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

The vision of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) is to develop a vibrant, healthy, diverse and inclusive community where everyone can thrive and advance the school’s mission and cultivate its core values.


  • Establish and sustain a culture that promotes faculty vitality, organizational learning and diversity.
  • Train, educate and empower faculty and staff leaders who can promote the development of others and craft a culture of wellness and inclusive excellence.
  • Plan, communicate and implement evidence-based faculty and leadership development activities.
  • Ensure effective and successful recruitment, appointment, orientation, retention and promotion of faculty.
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Professional Development Opportunity Highlights

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Learn, connect and find resources for grant writing

On Grant Writing, a partnership with the Office of Research Affairs, aims to demystify the grant writing process by providing strategies, best practices and resources.

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Find inspiration during your lunch hour

Four successful women in medicine will share their personal and professional journeys during our 2024-2025 Stepping Stones series. Learn more about the guests, and register to attend.

Get the most out of your access to Nature Masterclasses

Nature Masterclasses online courses are specifically designed to be used on demand and at your rhythm. Learn to get the most out of your access to Nature Masterclasses at a subscription-overview workshop on Aug. 8.

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Download our events calendar

Don't miss another professional development opportunity from Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Download our PDF, mark your calendar, then find the events that interest you in the Upcoming Events section at right to register to attend.

Upcoming Events

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Our Team

With a shared focus on fostering excellence in teaching, research, clinical care and service, our team is passionate about empowering faculty members to thrive and make a lasting impact in academic medicine. 

Meet the FAPD team