Office of Faculty Affairs Newsletter

September 2021

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A glimpse of the data

947 Full-time faculty
25% Tenured faculty
39% Women faculty
67 Successful promotions
5 MedEd Certificate grads

View the Annual Report

Promotions and Tenure

As of July 1, 2021
Received Tenure - 5
Promotion to Professor Tenured - 1
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure - 2
Promotion to Professor (Term) - 20
Promotion to Associate Professor (Term) - 42
Promotion to Assistant Professor - 2

Congratulations to:

Dr. J. Christian Barrett and Dr. Barry Kirkpatrick,
Enrique Gerszten, M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Michelle Brooks, Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Dr. Amir Toor, Distinguished Mentor Award
Dr.  Megan Lemay, Dr. Sara Wilson McKay, and Dr. John Nestler,
Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award
Dr. Kelley Dodson, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Dr. Vanessa Sheppard, WISDM Professional Achievement Award
Dr. Todd Gehr, MCVP Distinguished Clinician Award
VCU/VCUHS Leadership in Graduate Medical Education "LGME" Awards
          Dr. Brandon Wills, Fellowship Director
          Dr. Kelley Dodson, Program Director
          Allison Dubinsky, Program Coordinator
Outstanding Teacher Awards in Undergraduate Medical Education
Outstanding Departmental Teacher Awards in Health Sciences Education
View the SOM Faculty Awards Ceremony (10/06/21)
Our Faculty Podcast: Amplifying Diversity Matters
“Healing begins where the wound was made.” (Alice Walker, 2012). Positioned in the heart of the confederacy and the heart of the capital of Virginia, VCU is poised to inform the national discourse around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Kevin Harris guides us through his efforts to make diversity work as an all-hands on deck effort that is integral to the fabric of the VCU School of Medicine.
Listen to the Podcast
The Association of American Medical Colleges' Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) supports and encourages scholarship in medical education. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the SGEA provides funding to initiate new Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation (MESRE) proposals. The SGEA will provide up to three research grants for two years. The grant award may total up to $5000 for submissions involving one institution and $7500 for submissions involving the collaboration of two (2) or more institutions. The SGEA also seeks to promote collaborative projects across institutions, and sections (UGME, GME, CME, and MESRE), and seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars. Project proposals must be consistent with previously published criteria for scholarship and provide additional opportunities for others to build upon this work. Proposals must be received by September 30, 2021 to be considered for funding. For more information on how to apply click here.
Apply Here!

Upcoming Events

IAMSE 2021 Fall Webinar Series: "Hybrid Health Care Education: Rethinking Student Support and Innovating for the Future"
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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(via Zoom) AAMC MERC Workshop: "Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies"
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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(via Zoom) SOM Lunchtime Learning: "Centering on Health Equity and Structural Racism: Results of a Pilot Program"
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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IAMSE 2021 Fall Webinar Series: "How COVID-19 Transformed Online Teaching and Learning: Or did it?"
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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(via Zoom) SOM Faculty Development: New Faculty Touchpoint (Policies and Procedures)
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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CTLE Designing Equitable + Inclusive Clinical Case Studies
Thursday, September 30, 2021,10:00am - 11:00am
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Interested in learning more about Canvas, scholarship and digital media? 
View additional VCU CTLE Faculty Success workshops here.
View All Upcoming SOM Workshops
Announcements from the VCUHealth / VCU SOM Wellness Task Force
Our Wellness council of 15 physicians and APP representatives are  supporting a statewide collaboration of monthly webinars on wellness topics that are available to VCU Health and VCU SOM employees.  DukeMed offers complimentary CME credits for VCU SOM/VCUHealth faculty (Virginia Hospital Association).
  1. Enhancing Resilience: Three Good Things.
  2. Enhancing Resilience: Practicing Safe Stress and the Science of Sleep 
  3. Psychological Safety: The Predictive Power of Feeling Supported When Things Go Wrong
  4. Being Present: The Science of Mindfulness
  5. Relationship Resilience: The Science of How Other People Matter
  6. Collaboration vs. Dealing with Difficult Colleagues: Assessing, Understanding and Improving Teamwork in a Work Setting Near You September 2021
  7. Science of Wow: Cultivating Awe and Wonder as a Resilience Strategy October 2021
  8. Positive Walk Rounds: Leader Rounding to Identify What is Going Well – Links to Quality, Culture and Workforce Resilience November 2021
  9. Enhancing Resilience: Survival of the Kindest. December 2021
  10. Prevalence & Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality January 2022
  11. Enhancing Resilience: The Science and Practice of Gratitude February 2022
  12. Measuring and Understanding Health Care Worker Resilience, Work Life Integration, and Burnout March 2022

Tweets Making the Rounds

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Welcome New Faculty!

Recent hires since April 2021
VCU School of Medicine 
Haywood, Seth, PMR
Williams, Kathryn, Psychiatry
Baca, Christine, Neurology
Campbell, Meredith, Pediatrics
Landes, Lori, Family Medicine and Population Health
Oldham, Jessie, PMR
Pham, An, Pediatrics
Wedd, Joel, Internal Medicine
Yitayew, Miheret, Pediatrics
MCV Physicians 
Matthews, Gail, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pandya, Rujuta, Internal Medicine
Prince, Grace, Internal Medicine
Puig Gilbert, Carlos, Surgery
Qiao, Yujie, Radiology
Ryan, David, Psychiatry
Wiggins, John, Emergency Medicine
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