2018 – 2019 Monthly Lunch and Learn Series

Time: Noon to 1pm

When: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Venue: Dungan Cath Lab Conference Room, 2th floor, main hospital

Lunch will be Provided!!!

  Topic Speakers
Sept 18, 2018 Time Management for Leadership Jeff Risinger, MBA (Associate vice chancellor for human resources) and Becky Harwell (Director of Organizational Development)
Oct 16, 2018 The Pediatrics Faculty Mentoring Program: How it works for successful Promotion Joan Cranmer, PhD
Director: Mentoring, Promotion and Tenure in the DoP
Nov 20, 2018 Professional Wellness Puru Thapa, MD
Dec 18, 2018 The Importance of Oral Health in Primary Care. Jennifer Stane, RDH; Ashley McMillan, DDS; Melissa Efurd, Ed.D, RDH
Jan 15, 2019


Turning your everyday work into scholarship Yuri Zarate, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrine
Feb 19, 2019 Preparing for P&T Review Joan Cranmer, PhD
Director: Mentoring, Promotion and Tenure in the DoP
Spring Break
April 16, 2019 Using the EPIC Slicer Dicer Tool for Research Pele Yu, Chief Medical Information Officer
May 21, 2019 Building a New Framework for Better Social Solutions, Intro to Cultural Humility Amber Booth, Center for Diversity Affairs

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.

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

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