The department of pediatrics’ faculty development program strives to develop a culture that promotes faculty growth and skills in the following areas: (1) educational/teaching skills, (2) leadership skills, (3) skills necessary to engage in scholarly activities and (4) personal development (Wellness and vitality)


  • Cultural Humility Workshop
    • Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018
    • Venue: Nabholz-Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, Office buildng – ACH
    • Time: noon to 2:30pm  (lunch is provided)
    • Facilitators: Amber Booth and Veronica Guydon – UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs REGISTER HERE.


  •  Annual Professional Development Day. Theme: Faculty vitality and wellness
    • Date: Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    • Venue: Chairman’s Hall, ACH
    • Time: 1 to 4pm (Starting with grand rounds at noon)

  • Hone your research mentoring skills
    • Date: Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    • Venue: Reynolds Institute on Aging, Room 1190 – UAMS.
    • Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
    • Facilitators: Mary Aitken, MD, MPH; Beatrice Boateng, PhD


Contact Faculty Development 

Lela Rooker, BAOffice of Education Technology and Database Coordinator

Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Pediatrics.  (501) 364-1874

Wendy Ward, Ph.D.: Professor of Pediatrics.  (501) 364-1021

“Faculty development has a critical role to play in promoting academic excellence and innovation.”  

(Wilkerson and Irby, Academic Medicine, 73(4), 1998).