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). The DoP Lunch & Learn series provides faculty the opportunity to meet and network with their colleagues across campus and learn about resources to support and enhance teaching and creative activities while enjoying lunch. Lunch will be provided at these informal sessions where facilitated discussions encourage open conversation amongst all participants

Monthly Lunch and Learn Series

Time: Noon to 1pm

When: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Venue: Nabholz Hickman Conference Room, 4th floor, office building

LUNCH is provided!!!



  Topic Speakers
Sept 18, 2018 How to develop your people and manage problems in Leadership Jeff Risinger, MBA (Associate vice chancellor for human resources) and Becky Harwell (Director of Organizational Development)
October 16, 2018 The Pediatrics Faculty Mentoring Program: How it works for successful Promotion Joan Cranmer, Ph.D., Director: Mentoring, Promotion and Tenure in the DoP
Nov 20, 2018 Professional Wellness Puru Thapa, M.D.
Dec 18, 2018 The Importance of Oral Health in Primary Care. Jennifer Stane, RDH; Ashley McMillan, DDS; Melissa Efurd, Ed.D., RDH
January 15, 2019 Turning your everyday work into scholarship Yuri Zarate, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics


Feb 21, 2019

Preparing for P&T Review

Venue: Dungan Cath Lab, 2nd Floor, Main Hospital. Opposite Faculty Lounge

Joan Cranmer, Ph.D.

Director: Mentoring, Promotion and Tenure in the DoP

March 19, 2019 Spring Break. No sessions
April 16, 2019 Epic for Scholarship: The Slicer Dicer Tool Feliciano “Pele” Yu, Jr., M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer, ACH

Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics

May 21, 2019 Introduction to Cultural Humility: Building a new framework for better social solutions  Amber Booth and Veronica Guydon – UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs
June 18, 2019 Clinical Literature Resources to Enhance your Scholarly Activities Lindsay Blake, MLIS, AHIP
Clinical Services Librarian


  • Annual Professional Development Day. Theme: Emotional Intelligence in the clinical setting
    • Speaker: Elaine Fielder, M.D. (Texas Childrens)
    • Date: Tuesday September 11, 2018
    • Venue: Chairman’s Hall, ACH
    • Time: Noon  to 4:30pm (Starting with grand rounds at noon)


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


  • 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, M.D., MPH; Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D.

Contact Faculty Development.

If you would like more information about scheduling a faculty development workshop for your team or leading one of your own, let us know.

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

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

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