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Office of Faculty Development 2010

Faculty Development Programs

Workshop on Writing Exam Questions and Developing Integrated Examinations

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 8:30 to 3:00 PM

  • David Swanson, PhD
    National Board of Medical Examiners

Location:  Nelson Teaching Labs, Rooms N1-N6

Faculty involved in creating or teaching in Curriculum 2010 should attend this workshop.

If you require additional information regarding this workshop please Contact :
Norma S. Saks, EdD
Assistant Dean for Educational Programs & Director, Cognitive Skills Program
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Ph: 732-235-4129; 235-3385, FAX: 732-235-5280 email:

Space is limited, to register please contact:
Donna MacGregor
Office of Education, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Ph: 732-235-4578, Fax: 732-235-5983 email:

Secrets of NIH SBIR and STTR Grant Applications

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Rutgers University, Busch Campus
CAIT Auditorium
100 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

1:00 Welcome
1:15 Workshop
2:15 Break
2:30 Panel of SBIR and STTR Recipients
3:30 Networking Reception

  • Gregory Milman, PhD Click Here
    Director, Office for Innovation and Special Programs
    Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS

When the going (funding) gets tough, the tough go shopping (for grants and contracts). As NIH success rates enter single digits and venture capital funding diminishes, academic investigators and small companies collaborate to obtain federal small business funds (SBIR and STTR). Participate in a workshop led by Gregory Milman, Ph.D., Director of the Office for Innovation and Special Programs in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Milman manages the $100 million NIAID small business programs and is acclaimed for his advice on NIH grant preparation and research funding.

Learn about:

  • Real NIH funding limits
  • How to decide between SBIR or STTR programs
  • Success rates for NIH applications
  • Strategies for producing winning proposals
  • How to write for NIH review criteria
  • Tips for better proposals
  • When to expect funding
  • Budget and fee
  • How academic investigators can tap into these funds

Parking is available in Lots 54 or 68.

RSVP to Varinia Roberson by May 5, 2010
Varinia Roberson
Office of the Vice President for Research
and Graduate and Professional Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ASB III, 3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Tel: 732-932-0160 x3005

Seminar/Discussion on NIH Career-Development K grants

Thursday, April 22, 2010

125 Paterson Street, Clinical Academic Building (CAB) 1302, New Brunswick
11:00 - 12:00 pm Meeting with current recipients of K grants
12:00 - 1:30 pm Overview of K grants
1:30 - 2:15 pm Meetings with individual faculty or small groups

675 Hoes Lane, Dean's Conference Room 123, Piscataway
3:00 - 4:30 pm Overview of K grants
4:30 - 6:00 pm Meetings with individual faculty or small groups

  • Stephen J. Korn, PhD
    Director of Training and Career Development
    Bethesda, MD

Dr. Stephen Korn will present talks and discussions regarding NIH K grants and the transition to R-type grants.
Faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, grad students and other members of RWJMS, UMDNJ, and the Rutgers University community are invited to participate.

“K” grants are important NIH career-development programs.  This family of grants spans various training paths (e.g., research doctorate vs. health-professional doctorate); different current careers levels (post-doctorate;
early-career career; established faculty including at senior levels); mentored vs. independent awards; and some specialty areas (e.g., Career Enhancement Award in Stem Cell Research; Midcareer Award in Mouse
Pathobiology).  The range of grants is described on the “K Kiosk” site at NIH: and links found there.  You are encouraged to examine the diverse mechanisms within this program by going to that page and then following the appropriate links.

RSVP to Ruthe Geardino ( or call if you have questions: 732-235-8130. 
If you haven’t RSVP’d but realize you can attend, come anyway!

Ethical Issues in Comparative and Cost-Effective Health Care
The 13th Annual Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Monday, April 12, 2010 at 4 p.m.

  • James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Senior Scientist
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Institute for Technology Assessment
    Boston, MA

Clinical Academic Building Room 1302
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

A reception will follow in CAB 3403-3404
Dietary Laws will be observed.

Kindly RSVP to or 732-235-5810

A Career Discussion with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Faculty are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions with Jerry Langer, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, to discuss both your career and/or research development, your skill set needs, and the importance of having a mentor.  Also, we hope these meetings will help new faculty network across other departments and divisions.

Please respond and let us know which session you can attend.

The following dates and times are available in New Brunswick:

125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick
Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CAB 3404
Tuesday, March16, 2010, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, CAB 7008 (Staff Lounge)
Thursday, April 1, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CAB 3405 (Executive Dining Rm)
Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, CAB 7008 (Staff Lounge)

The following date and time is available in Piscataway:

675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Tuesday. March 16, 2010 – Dean's Conference Room 123

RSVP to Ruthe Geardino ( or call if you have questions: 732-235-8130. 

Overview of SBIR/STTR and NIH Proposal Writing

April 6, 2010 from 5:00-7:30pm

  • Randy G. Harmon Click Here
    Principal of Foundations Business Development Group, LLC
    Technology Commercialization Consultant with the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers

125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, CAB 3405 (Executive Dining Room)

This lecture will provide an introduction to and overview of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) followed by instruction on how to search for solicitations and topics that may fit an entrepreneur's technologies and core technical competencies. It will include an introduction to NIH SBIR/STTR proposal writing. The recent significant changes to the NIH proposal structure will also be addressed.

All are welcome.
The program is free, but please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Professional Grant Development Workshop

March - 15 - 17, 2010

Proposal Writing I
Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals

To be held at:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center
Online at: Grant Training Center <>

This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The center of attention will be on how to effectively tell the story that leads to funding, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, educator and non-profit professional.

Participants Will Learn How To:
• Comprehend the diversity of the grant funding community
• Research and identify potential funding sources
• Create the right fit with the funding agency
• Address the guidelines of proposals
• Identify and effectively write the key elements of a proposal
• Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
• Develop focused and realistic budgets
• Package professional grants submissions

Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come-first serve basis.

Workshop fee: $595.00 including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast. Rebate of $50.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.

To register please go to: Grant Training Center <>

To register by phone or for more information call (866)-704-7268

Stuart D. Cook, MD Master Educators’ Guild
2010 Spring Symposium

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Science Foundations for Health Professionals

  • Paul Marantz, MD
    Associate Dean for Clinical Research Education
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Panelist, HHMI-AAMC Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians
  • Wm. David Burns
    Executive Director
    National Center for Science and Civic Engagement


  • Monica Devanas, PhD
    Director of Faculty Development and Assessment Programs
    Center for the Advancement of Teaching
    Rutgers University

Discussion Topics:

Context-Based Learning
Simulation Lab Teaching
Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
Online Learning Projects
Active Learning Strategies
Team-Based Learning
SENCER for Pre-Health and STEM Majors

A link to the program schedule and description are posted on the MEG home page at

Clinical Skills Performance Assessment and Feedback During Patient Care: 
News About the Tools and Rules to Promote Clinical Expertise

A Faculty Development - Department of Medicine - Grand Rounds
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 8:00 - 9:00 am
125 Paterson Street, CAB 1302, New Brunswick

  • Jennifer R. Kogan, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

Oasis II -- Spring Leadership and Networking Program for Women Faculty - Click Here

Sponsored by the RWJMS - Office of Faculty Development and is open to RWJMS Woman faculty

Five Fridays: Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 9, Apr 23, and May 7, 2010
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Attendance is required at all five sessions.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in a leadership and networking program
sponsored by Rutgers University Office for Promotion of Women in Science and funded by BIO-1 Wired.

This is a unique leadership and networking opportunity for New Jersey women in academia and
industry in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

The Women in Leadership Committee will notify the finalists by Friday, February 12, 2010.

Discussion of Appointments & Promotions

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
RWJMS Education and Research Building
Classroom 240 (2nd Floor)
401 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ

  • Jerome Langer, PhD
    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    UMDNJ0Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Leveraging Public and Private Funds for Translational Research

Classes begin
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
125 Paterson Street, CAB 3405, New Brunswick and will meet weekly for approximately 3 hours

We are pleased to announce a new course being offered through GSBS (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) at RWJMS this coming semester. The course covers a wide range of material related to grants, including: finding funding sources; proposal development; writing exercises; the peer review process; and grant administration.  Formally named "Leveraging Public and Private Funds for Translational Research", the course has been developed
as part of the curriculum for the new MS in Clinical and Tranlational Science. The course is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 PM in the CAB in New Brunswick.

RWJMS and GSBS at RWJMS are offering support to a limited number of faculty, amounting to approximately 75% of the normal tuition costs.  Therefore, the faculty member or department (when departmental support is available) would be responsible for about 25% of tuition (about $700, assuming in-state residence).

Please see attached the syllabus, and more information can be found at the website

We encourage interested faculty to contact the Course Director, Diane Ambrose, for additional information:

Diane Ambrose, PhD
Director, Special Projects
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Ph: 732-418-8464

Evidenced-Based Care Conference

December 3 - 4, 2009
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

Evidence-based care is essential in the strategy to meet the challenges of increasingly higher bars being set for quality improvement and cost reduction in health care. National mandates for care processes in pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction are now well-known and ingrained into much of our practice world, yet the use of evidence-based tools to analyze research is foreign to many health care professionals.  Established in 2008, the Institute for Evidence Based Care is a strategic component of Meridian Health’s ongoing quest for excellence in patient care.  The Institute supports evidence reviews as well as original research.  Our current research project is on the subject of medication reconciliation.  Interdisciplinary evidence reviews have been completed on topics such as crew resource management training in obstetrics and chorhexidine baths in ICU patients to prevent central line infection. 

This December we will share our experiences and bring together state and national speakers in a conference entitled Knowledge in Motion:  Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care.  

Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care is a conference designed for a multidisciplinary audience seeking to increase their knowledge and skill in evidence development, review, and use. Joint sessions will discuss the culture of inquiry needed to embrace evidence-based care, the progress and future of information technology’s contribution to evidence-based care, and the science of translation.

We are fortunate to have a blend health care professionals as well as a mix of local and national speakers.   We are extremely pleased to note that Dr. Marita Titler will provide the closing session.  The conference is December 3rd and 4th.  Please copy and paste this link into your browser for more information.  I look forward to seeing you and your fellow nursing colleagues there.   Registration is via 1-800 number or slow-mail.  Registration is due by November 16, 2009.

America's Leadership in Global Health

Global Health Fair
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
Clinical Academic Building, Room 1302
125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ

Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD
Senior Policy Analyst
WoodrowWilson School and Molecular Biology
Professor of Molecular Biology
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Additional Presenter: Doctors Without Borders Representative

Panel Discussion: Global Health at UMDNJ

A poster session to follow. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact:

A Q&A on Using the “Clicker” to Supplement your Lectures

Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

Research Tower, Room V-10
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ

Hosted by:
Nancy Stevenson., PhD
Department of Physiology and Biophysics


  • Joseph Schwenkler, MD
    Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Joseph Fondell, PhD
    Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine
    Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

New Faculty Orientation and Reception

Thursday, October 1, 2009 @ 4:00 pm


125 Paterson Street
Clinical Academic Building
Conference Center - Room 1302
New Brunswick, NJ

Hosted by: 

  • Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD
    Dean RWJMS

Take this opportunity to meet the senior administration and learning more about the medical school.

Oasis II -- Fall Leadership and Networking Program for Women Faculty - Click Here

Sponsored by the RWJMS - Office of Faculty Development and is open to RWJMS Woman faculty

Five Fridays: Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, and Dec 4, 2009
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Attendance is required at all five sessions.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in a leadership and networking program
sponsored by Rutgers University Office for Promotion of Women in Science and funded by BIO-1 Wired.

This is a unique leadership and networking opportunity for New Jersey women in academia and
industry in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

The Women in Leadership Committee will notify the finalists by Friday, September 4, 2009.

First National Postdoctoral Appreciation Day - Click Here

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will host a symposium in conjunction with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).

September 24, 2009 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Life Sciences Auditorium
Rutgers Busch Campus
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ

Appointments and Promotions:
What Happens Behind Closed Doors and Why You Want to Know  


  • David A. August, MD
    Chair of the Advisory Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • Arnold Rabson, MD
    Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research


Tuesday, September 1, 2009
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Research Tower, Dean’s Conference Room – 123
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Medical Education Building (MEB) – Lecture Hall Room 102
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ


At the end of the session participants will be able to:
Become familiar with the A&P process at UMDNJ/RWJMS
Learn to prepare short term and long term objectives to facilitate progress through the A&P process.

This program is sponsored by the RWJMS - Office of Faculty Development and is open to all non-tenured UMDNJ Faculty.

Please contact the Office of Faculty Development with any questions:

Ruthe Geardino or call (732) 235-8130

Ongoing Faculty Development Programs

The Teaching Portfolio
Contact the Office of Faculty Development for assistance with your teaching portfolio. A template
for the teaching portfolio can be found online.