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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Program for Educators in Health Professions - January 7 - 17 and May 14 - 18, 2018 (Application Deadline : September 8, 2017)


The goal of the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists, and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program is built around 6 major themes: teaching & learning, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, educational research and information technology.

Competent clinical faculty can find it challenging to step into the role of teacher, especially if they don't have a background in education. The next generation of learners needs the capacity to discriminate vast amounts of information & extract & synthesize knowledge that is necessary for clinical and population-based decision making. These developments point toward new opportunities for the methods, means, and meaning of education. The program provides a select group of those involved in training the next generation of healthcare providers with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in conducting an educational project of their own design and taking a leadership role in the educational activities at their home institutions.

The program consists of two sessions in residence at Harvard" a 10 day winter session and a 6 day spring session. Learning formats include large group presentations; interactive exercises; problem based learning; observations; reflective use of journals; discussions in large and small groups. A variety of faculty facilitated small group formats are used to support learning from observations, to draw together scholars with common interests, and to further the development of each scholar's back home project for educational change.

Target Audience

  • Physicians                                              
  • Nurse Practitioners                         
  • Physicians Assistants                                                
  • Nurses                                              
  • Pharmacists                                    
  • Dieticians                                         
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Practitioners
  • Researchers (PhDs)
  • Any faculty involved in training healthcare professionals    


The course is designed to meet the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Educational competencies:

  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


By phone(617-535-6483), Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (ET) or by email at:

For more information, and registration please click link below.

SCLD sponsors SUNY Open Access Week Webinar Series

Dear Colleagues,

Big News! The SUNY Council of Library Directors will be sponsoring our first SUNY Open Access Week Webinar Series. This exciting initiative is not only in support of the Open Access ideal, but is a significant public relations activity for our organization. I am told the event is catching fire as several libraries have already made plans to host local “webinar viewing parties” to engage their campus. What a terrific idea!

Please join me in thanking this generous and ambitious group of leaders drawn from across SUNY. It is significant to note that this webinar series is a result of a well-coordinated effort between campus librarians, library directors (from all sectors), the OLIS office, ESLN (aka 3Rs) and SUNY Press. What a powerful example of community! Their work makes us all look good.

Now it’s our turn to add impact to this good work. We must promote these webinars on our campuses and beyond SUNY. (Perhaps we can even get some national recognition for the effort.????) This will require your strong participation in promotion. The payoff will be worth it. Registration information and publicity flyers can be found here (


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Join the Robert F. Furchgott Society. Make a Difference in Research

You are invited to become a member of the Robert F. Furchgott Society.  The Society provides monetary awards between $5,000 and $10,000 to clinical and basic science research fellows and residents.  As a member of the Society, your name will be on display on the membership board located in the Health Science Education Building as well as our webpage.  You will be invited to attend a members-only luncheon and other campus events hosted by the Society.  Your contributions is important to research and is tax deductible.

To become a member, make a donation of $250 or more.  You can Make an electronic donation by going to

Make a check payable to HSCB Foundation, memo RFFS, and send to Rose Jackman, Box 29.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Jackman at extension 4786.  Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.



Distinguished Ranks

Dr. Alan Gintzler

Distinguished Professor

College of Medicine

Dr. Douglas R. Lazzaro

Distinguished Service Professor

College of Medicine

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Dr. Daniel Ehlke

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

School of Public Health

Dr. Ronnie Lichtman

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

College of Health Related Professions

Ms. Marcel Kennedy

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

College of Nursing

Books to Loan

How to Craft an Effective NIH Biosketch Using These Award-Winning Writing Styles

Oral Presentation for Scientists

Writing in Science & Medicine: Webinar Notes

Writing in Science & Medicine: The Investigators Guide to Writing for Clarity and Style

Mentoring Scientific Minds

Finding Top Talent: How to Search for Leaders in Academic Medicine

Leading: Top Skillls, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success

Principles of Research Methodology

Faculty Senate Bulletin

Fall - Winter 2015-2016 (PDF) »


2016 - 2017 Calendar

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2016 Calendar – CME Approved  SUNY Open Access Week Webinar Series

  •  January 5, 2017 - IAMSE Webinar

        Physician burnout and stress - causes, consequences, and  

        a   structure for solutions

  •   January 12, 2017 - IAMSE Webinar

         Improving Medical Student Mental Health: A Multifaceted Approach

  •   January 19, 2017 - IAMSE Webinar

         Strategies for promoting personal health & wellness and leading

          change at the individual level

  •    January 25, 2017

          Deans' Panel Presentation: Anticipating the future of Healthcare

  •    January 26, 2017 - IAMSE Webinar

          The Imperative for Incorporating Mind-Body Medicine in  Health

           Professions Education

  •     February 2, 2017 - IAMSE Webinar

          Cultivating Resilience and Reducing Burnout for Health

          Professionals: The Power of Presence, Reflective Practice and 

           Appreciative Dialogue

  •     February 22, 2017

           Finding Books & Journals: The Hidden Treasures of

           Downstate's Library

  •      March 6, 2017 - (ABT) Live Webinars

            Managing Negative Chatter in the Workplace

  •      March 15, 2017

            Social Media and Professionalism: Perfect Match or Perfect


  •       April 24 - 28, 2017

            Wellness Town Hall Week

  •       April 26, 2017

            Faculty Development & IClickers

  •       May 2017

             TED Talk

  •       June 2017

            Giving Feedback




Previous presentations from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development are available for viewing in iTunes »

From the video archives of our colleagues in GME, programs which may be of interest to you »

Career Resources

Useful information to help plan for the future. You can make arrangements for individual counseling with these representatives:


Contact TIAA-CREF's Service & Scheduling Group at 800-732-8353 from 8 am to 8 pm to set up an appointment on campus with Stephen Baumeister. All counseling sessions are held between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Campus Library or employee's own office.


Contact Cara Every at 845-490-4007 to set up an appointment. All counseling sessions are between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, and can be held at the Campus Library or employee's own office.



Work-Life Services - Employee Assistance Program

For information:

Felton Jenkins, CEAP


Special Interest Groups - Dates and Times Vary by Group; call Office of Faculty Affairs for Current Schedule

Writer's Group - Putting Pen to Paper

Introduction to Research

Underrepresented Faculty

New Faculty Welcome to Downstate Campus & Faculty Peers

Using the Sim Lab

Enhancing Professional Interactions in Medical Education