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Faculty Development Programs 2006
Wednesday, January, 25 , 2006 from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Derail the Stress Cycle
Broadcast to CINJ Auditorium A, New Brunswick & Health Sciences Library in Stratford Campus. Main location Stanley S. Bergen Bldg. 3rd Fl. Auditorium, Newark.

Presenter: Lynn R. Miller
Director of Education, ICAM
RSVP: E-mail Liz Cunha at or call 973-9728592
Take charge of stress before it takes the charge out of you! The vast majority of health problems, as well as time lost from work are stress-related. When stress is reduced - health, creativity, productivity, mental outlook, and even relationships improve. Receive an overview of the stress cycle, a logical framework for understanding stress. Learn major strategies for derailing stress at crucial points: the Source, the Mental Trigger, the Physiological Reaction, and the Effect.
NOTE: 1.0 contact hours will be provided. The Continuing Education Committee is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the New Jersey State Nursing Association, Provider Number P160-1/2004-2007. Provider Approval is valid through January 31, 2007. NJSNA is accredited by the ANCC Commission on Accreditation. Presented by UMDNJ School of Nursing and UMDNJ University Hospital Department of Nursing Education.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in CAB 3404
Managing Complexity, Maintaining Sanity
This workshop is for both the clinical and b/s faculty (administrators too) who juggle deadlines, projects and multiple demands and has no time to waste. Learn time management tips and techniques to help you get more accomplished.
Presenter: Lynn Helmer, MD, MBA - DRD Consulting, Inc.

Friday, February 24, 2006 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
335 George St in New Brunswick, Conference Room C.
The Office of Patents and Licensing will host a seminar for SBIR and STTR grant applications. Lunch will be served. These grants are invaluable source of funding for start-up companies. The scheduling of this course is timely because grants are due in April.
An agenda is described below.
Introduction and Overview
-Overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
-Overview of the Smal Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
-Differences between SBIR and STTR
Solicitation and Topic Search and Selection SBIR/STTR and Technology Commercialization Preparing Competitive Proposals -Proposal Format and Structure -Defining the Feasibility Study -Crafting the Abstract -Proposal Evaluation -Introduction to Cost Proposals One-on-one Counseling with Speakers.

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5 & 12, 2006 @ 4:30 p.m.
Biostatistics Course
Kathy Hempstead, Ph.D., will present an six-week course with stand-alone topics. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions but can choose which topic(s) will benefit them the most. Main Location will be NB with V-Tel to Piscataway and Camden.

Thursday, March 9, 2006 from 9am - 1 p.m. in New Brunswick, CHINJ 3101
Item Writing Workshop
REGISTRATION Closed – Limited to 25 participants
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) will offer a 3 hour workshop to help faculty members improve the quality of multiple-choice questions written for their examinations. Through informative presentations and discussions, faculty members are able to explore structural issues relating to constructing quality multiple-choice items for testing of basic science content. The session also provides an opportunity for the participants to discuss general guidelines and basic rules for item construction for the basic sciences.
Each participant is provided with a printed copy of the manual “Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences, which is published by the National Board of Medical Examiners. The manual includes the material that is presented during the session and additional templates that can be used to assist item writers develop items for the basic and clinical sciences.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. DCR in Piscataway
The Peer Review Process
Your application has been completed and submitted to the sponsor. Next your proposal will undergo "peer review," where a panel of experts in your field will sift through all the proposals and select the most meritorious for funding. Or that's the idea anyway. A close look at the peer review process may reveal a more complicated picture.
This workshop will give junior faculty and other beginning investigators an insider's view of the peer review process and some tips on how to make their applications more competitive. Find out what happens when your proposal is being reviewed and what will be expected of you when you serve as a peer reviewer.
Presenter: Richard S. Nowakowski, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Thursday, March 23, 2006
MEG’s Spring Symposium - Newark Campus.
Academic Integrity - The keynote speaker will be Tom McCabe, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Management – Rutgers University Business School and Founding President, Center for Academic Integrity. To register, call (973) 972-4267 (option 1).

Thursday, April 6,2006
The Breakfast Club Meeting for Basic Science Faculty
Dean’s Conference Room in Piscataway
10am – 11 am ; refreshments will be served
Clinical Faculty will have the option of participating via conference call
Topic & Speaker: TENURE/PROMOTION Panel Discussion:
Dr. Arnold Rabson, Chair of the A&P Committee
Michael Brandli, Faculty Personnel Coordinator

April & May 2006 Workshop
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a series of workshops on how to submit an application to NIH (and other federal sponsors) through, the new web-based portal for the electronic submission of grant applications. Electronic submission of all research grant applications will be mandatory beginning February 1, 2007 and some mechanisms--the R03 (Small grants) and R21 (Exploratory/Development) will require electronic submission beginning with the June 1 deadline.
Workshops will be held as indicated below. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so that we can prepare an appropriate number of handouts. To register, just click on the date you would like to attend the workshop. When the mailer pops up, please provide your name, department, job, and phone number. [If the link does not work, provide this information along with the date you would like to attend to Joe Broderick at].

April & May 2006 - By appointment only, personalized one-on-one sessions in NB
Statistical Analysis Workshop
The STATISTICA workshop includes an overview of the program including setup and analysis of data. STATISTICA provides a comprehensive array of data analysis, data management, data visualization, and data mining procedures. Its techniques include a wide selection of predictive modeling, clustering, classification, and exploratory techniques in one software platform. NOTE: limited sessions - please register.
Presenter: Barbara Ostfeld, PhD., Professor of Pediatrics

Thursday, May 18, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in New Brunswick CAB 3404
Small Group Facilitation - Registration Required
This is a training workshop to prepare faculty for facilitating small group sessions in a variety of similar courses (M1 Integrated Cases, M2 Integrated Cases, Patient Centered Medicine Course, etc). This training shall enable any personnel who facilitate small groups of 10-12 persons to implement a design and facilitate structured sessions.
Presenter: Janet Hafler, Ed.D. Office of Educational Development - Harvard Medical School

Fall 2006
New Faculty Orientation - Monday, September 18, 2006 @ 4:00 p.m. CAB 1302

Women in Medicine (WIM) Luncheon - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 @ noon - CAB 3404
Speaker: Rosalyn Richman from ELAM

Health Disparities, Cultural Competency and Implications for Quality Care
Speaker: Joseph Betanecort MD/MPH
Grand Rounds - Wednesday, October 4, 2006 @ 8am CAB 1302
Discussion Group CAB 3404 @ 9:30am -11:30am

Annual Boxer Lecture - Making Maps of the Mind: From Stem Cells to Complex Architecture
Speaker: Pasko Rakic, MD, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Neurobiology
Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience - Yale University School of Medicine. Tuesday, October 10, 2006 @ 4pm, Main Lecture Hall Auditorium - Piscataway
Hosted by the Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workshop - This workshop consist of three one-hour sessions scheduled for: Wednesday, October 11, Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 26 @ 1:00 p.m. in UBHC - Room D-203. Please contact Dr. Paul Manowitz by email at by October 4, 2006. This workshop is sponsored by the Student Assistance Campus Committee (SACC), UBHC Student Wellness Program, and the Joint Programs in Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association.

Vitamin D and Skeletal Health - Breakfast w/Dr. Robert Heaney, world renowned expert on Calcium - Thursday, October 12, 2006 @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in CAB Room 3405.

Laboratory Notebook & RecordKeeping Workshop - Tuesday, October 17, 2006 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in CAB 3403. All faculty are invited - most applicable for those faculty doing basic/translational research.

Emerging Strategies in Molecular Medicine - The 20th Annual CABM Symposium
Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the Waksman Institute in PISC.
For More Information: SYMPOSIUM@CABM.RUTGERS.EDU Note: Pre-registration is $25.00
Sponsored by CABM and Johnson & Johnson.

Breakfast Club (Fall) Meeting - Tuesday, October 24, 2006 @ 10am - 11am DCR in PISC
All faculty are invited. Speaker: Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD, Interim Dean

AAMC Annual Meeting: October 27 - November 1, 2006 in Seattle, Washington
Register early for the 2006 AAMC Annual Meeting, "Pursuing Excellence-Creating Value," at:

Effective Lecturing & Feedback- Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 11:30am - 2:30pm in DCR, Piscataway. Presenter: Janet Hafler, EdD - Dean for Educational Development at Tufts University School of Medicine - CANCELLED.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices: UBHC-IFSS Fall Speaker Series
Monday, December 4, 2006 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. in UBHC Room C101, 671 Hoes Lane
Speakers: Michelle R. Zechner MSW, LSW, Behavioral Research & Training Institute
Sponsored by NAMI Middlesex County.

NIH Videocast on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006. The focus of the videocast is to prepare the applicant community for the upcoming transition of R01s to electronic submission in February 2007. Hosted by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs.
Piscataway Campus (Morning Session) 9:00am to 12:00pm, Dean's Conference Room
Piscataway Campus (Afternoon Session) 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Dean's Conference Room
New Brunswick Campus (Afternoon Session - Repeat) 1:00pm to 4:00pm, CAB Room 1302
More information may be found at this link:

Improving Bedside Clinical Teaching - Faculty Development/Medical Grand Rounds
Wednesday, December 20 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. CAB 1302
Speaker: Louis Binder, MD - Associate Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Education, MetroHealth Medical Center; Professor of Emergency Medicine, Case Western Reserve.