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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Upcoming Events

Grant Writing for Research: If you write it, they will fund

Dates: Begins February 19th and Ends March 26th

Based on the book, Writing Successful Science Proposals this virtual workshop outlines the components of a successful proposal and the steps to get there. Learn how to improve your chances of getting funded through fund sourcing, proper planning and organization, concise writing, collaboration, and proposal submission. Participate in interactive and relevant discussions and activities with faculty from the comfort of your home or office.

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Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 7th COIL Conference

Abstract Deadline is January 20th!

The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What's Next?

  • When? March 19 - 20, 2015
  • Where? SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., NYC
  • CFP Deadline? January 20, 2015
  • Questions? Please email

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The AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Award

The AAMC is soliciting nominations for its annual Herbert W. Nickens Awards. These awards honor individuals who advance the educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. We encourage you to disseminate this call for nominations and consider colleagues and students for these awards. The nomination deadline for the three awards below is May 1, 2015.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Ablative Solutions, Inc., a venture-backed, privately-held clinical stage company headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, with offices in Menlo Park, CA, announced today the addition of Michael Weber, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Weber is a distinguished expert in the areas of hypertension and preventive cardiology. He is currently Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Weber was one of the founders of The American Society of Hypertension and has served as its President.

2015 Calendar

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2015 Calendar – CME Approved

  • February 11
    The Millennial Learner
  • March 11
    Simulation Show-Case & Presentations
  • April 8
    Blended Learning
  • May 13
    Faculty Awards & Development & Reception
  • June 10
    Tenure & Promotion
  • September 9
    All School Faculty Orientation & Faculty Reception
  • October 14
    The New Curriculum - Lessons Learned
  • November 11
    Funding Initiatives - Light at the End of the Tunnel?
  • December 9
    Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Career Development

CAPQ Guidelines

Faculty Handbook »

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

A one-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, beginning in July 2015.

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Introduction to the Special Issue on Blended Learning in the Health Sciences

Dear colleagues,
We have started to do some work with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). I just realized that they have a free online journal and that the current issues addresses online learning in the health professions.

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Engagement Survey

Share Your Thoughts!
Every Faculty Voice Counts!

Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development in Collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges asks for your participation in the AAMC Faculty Forward Engagement Survey

Confidential survey used to create specific SUNY DMC campus wide action plans for the new academic year.

Survey results will be openly shared with faculty!

Look for survey invitations coming by email to College of Medicine Faculty in March 2015

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Inaugural Presentation for ALL FACULTY of SUNY DMC

The Millennial Learner

T.J. Jirasevijinda, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education
Weill Cornell Medical College

Was held on Wednesday, February 11th

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Millennial students are students entering college after the year 2000. Quality student-faculty contact can enhance students' motivation and enthusiasm for their own educational experience. M.E. Wilson (2004) makes recommendations for enhancing teaching effectiveness that include:

  • Learning how to relate to authority figures and how to advocate for themselves.
  • Millennials are more likely to collaboratively work with their peers to enhance their own learning.
  • Since Millennials have a team-orientation, they ought to greatly benefit from active learning opportunities.
  • Most research on improving student learning emphasizes the need for prompt, frequent and constructive feedback from faculty to students.
  • Faculty can help their Millennial students to learn how to better manage their time and efforts in order for them to achieve their academic goals.
  • Faculty can help Millennial students by teaching them to think more critically and with more complexity, instead of just "teaching for the test."

Students' learning styles differ, which requires effective faculty to use a variety of teaching strategies. Millennials' achievement orientation will be challenged by any type of failure. By helping Millennial students to use different types of learning strategies in different situations, faculty are helping these students to be critical thinkers and adaptive learners