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Office of Faculty Development 2008

Faculty Development Programs

Artiss Powell, MD Annual Memorial Lecture
The Development of New Drugs for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: A Look at New Regulatory Guidance
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 8:00 - 9: 00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Barbara Masterman, MD
    Medical Director, Genentech
    Hosted by the Departments of Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry

Literature and Medicine
Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Barbara Porter, MD
    Deputy Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Medicine
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden
    Learning Objectives: Review the state of teaching humanities in medical school, debate the value of "teaching" humanism , review several short provocative pieces of literature

Professionalism and Medicine's Social Contract
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Robert S. Pinals Annual Lecture on Humanism & Professionalism in Medicine
  • Sylvia Cruess, MD
    Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal
  • Richard Cruess, MD
    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    McGill University, Montreal

I Don't Know What to Say: DNR and Other Discussions in Palliative Care
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • David Weissman, MD, FACP
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Palliative Care Center
    Medical College of Wisconsin

Bouncing Back from Adversity: Building Resilience in the Journey Toward Wellness
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:00-1:00 pm
675 Hoes Lane, Research Tower, Dean s Conference Room 123
Presented by The Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ICAM) and Department of Primary Care, Physician Assistant Program

  • Robin L. Eubanks, PhD
    Associate Professor
    UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions
    Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from life s challenges and adversities
    Learning Objectives: Learn what it means and takes to be resilient, identify shock absorbers that can enhance your resiliency in the face of crises and challenges, kKnow how resilient people use culture, spirituality and support systems to improve their overall wellness
    Info: Crystal Jones at

Ethics and the Transformation of American Medicine
Wednesday, March 31, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick
Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

  • Russell L. McIntyre, MD
    Professor, Medical, Ethics, & Health Law
    UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Human Subject Research
IRB Educational Conference
Friday, April 11, 2008, 8:30 Registration, Conference 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
125 Paterson Street, CAB 3403 & 3404, New Brunswick

  • Jeffrey M. Cohen, PhD, CIP
    President, HRP Associates, Inc.
    New York, New York
    Continuing Review of Ongoing Research: IRB & Investigator Responsibilities
    Informed Consent: the Document and the Process
    Unanticipated Problems & SAES: Responsibilities & Reporting
    RSVP by April 3, 2008 to Shelia Evans:
    Visit the IRB website:

Changing Medical Education: Time to Stop Talking and Get Going
The Hadley L. Conn Jr., MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Education
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Lawrence Smith, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Feedback in Clinical Practice: And Introduction to Situational Leadership Workshop
Clinical Academic Building - Rooms 3403-04
125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
1:30 – 4:30

  • Marian R. Stuart, PhD
    Clinical Professor
    Department of Family Medicine
    UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    GOAL: The goal of this session is to increase participants' specific skills in giving constructive feedback tailored to developmental levels of learners.


1. Describe the feedback process
2. Define the three levels of feedback and give clinical examples
3. Demonstrate the ability to give specific feedback both positive and negative
4. Describe their reactions to receiving positive and negative feedback
5. Recognize the importance of modifying their supervisory style in relation to learners’ development levels

Brief Description of Content: Feedback is information that is provided to learners to let them know whether they are on course to meet their goals. In order to learners to apply the feedback they must be able to hear and apply it. Successful supervision requires adjusting directive and supportive styles in relation to the competence and commitment of the learner. This experiential workshop will allow participants to acquire practical skills to enhance their interactions with fellows, residents and students.


- Didactic presentation
- Case Presentations (Problem situations brought by participants)
- Group discussion
- Role play (opportunity to practice skill)
- Small group processing.

Register early - space is limited! Registration is free!

This program is sponsored by the RWJMS - Office of Faculty Development and is open to UMDNJ faculty and voluntary faculty.

REGISTER TODAY by sending an email to Ruthe Geardino or call (732) 235-8130

New Faculty Orientation and Reception

Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 4:00 pm CAB 1302 - New Brunswick

Hosted by: 

  • Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD
    Dean RWJMS

Giving Effective Feedback

A Faculty Development - Department of Medicine - Grand Rounds
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Frank T. Stritter, PhD
    Professor Emeritus
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Goal: Participants will be able to discuss the questions below with regard to giving learners feedback on their performance.

Learning Objectives:

1. What is feedback?
2. Why should you give feedback?
3. What should be the basis for feedback?
4. Who should give feedback?
5. When, where, and how should feedback be given?

Establishing a Climate for Learning in a Residency Program

Office of Faculty Development in Conjunction with the Department of Pediatric
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick
V-Tel to Educational Research Building, (ERB) Classroom 240
Camden, New Jersey

  • Frank T. Stritter, PhD
    Professor Emeritus
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Audience Response System Training

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development

  • Stephen Sheely, Training Specialist
    Turning Technologies, LLC
    Youngstown, Ohio

Kessler Teaching Labs, 675 Hoes Lane, Room N12, Piscataway

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 9:00-11:00 am - Basic Training

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Basic Training

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Advanced Training

The Future of Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education:
A National Forum on Innovation and Collaboration

A collaborative effort among the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Columbia University and The College Board.

December 3–5, 2008

Rutgers University Campus

New Brunswick, New Jersey


This conference will present innovative initiatives and research designed to build the networks and collaborations crucial to expanding participation, increasing diversity, and closing the opportunity gap in higher education. It will focus particularly on understanding how to build the architecture to sustain institutional change, develop institutional collaborations, and leverage networks. It will aim to develop linkages among the ideas and constituencies that are currently operating in silos, and that need to be connected for multi-level, integrated change to occur. The conference will help chart a direction for future work, share best practice programs that have a proven track record, and solidify existing networks interested in collaborating in experiments and programs. We hope to inform the national policy agenda, link the work of strategically placed individuals who are in positions to affect policy and practice within and across institutions, and identify an agenda for the next critical steps in research and experimentation.

The intended audience comprises a national group of researchers and practitioners who are already playing a leadership role or who are in a position to play a leadership role. This group includes faculty, higher education leaders (such as presidents, provosts, chief diversity officers, ADVANCE program participants, admissions officers, associate provosts, campus counsel), research centers, professional higher education networks, participants in the regional HERCs (Higher Education Recruitment Consortia), policy and research organizations, and civil rights and other advocacy groups that are playing an important role in shaping the future of higher education.

For more information or to register online please go to: