Upcoming Development Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendars! Faculty should be excused from clinic and pager duty during the developmental meetings. Please email Dr. Moran at moran001@umn.edu with your ideas and comments so that the program can be developed to be as useful and as meaningful as possible. 

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1:1 Pandemic Paper Pitt-Stops 

I've had conversations with many colleagues over the last few weeks about the conflict during the current COVID chaos of conceptually having more time to see stalled writing projects to fruition balanced against the decreased mental bandwidth and stamina of balancing social distancing, new workflows, home-schooling regimens, and toilet paper rationing.

Many have mentioned how the thought of taking on a writing project right now seems impossible, while others have said they are eager to use this forced desk time to do so. I don't think either is right or wrong (and have myself vacillated between the two camps). I do know that one of the things I enjoy is working with peers to help them find their story and convert it to a manuscript. If you are interested in a 1:1 check-in on how you could move a project along (questions re: journal selection, paper type, writing logistics, timelines, etc.) please sign up for a  Virtual Office Hour Slot here. If one works for you, click on it and it will add to both of our calendars and we can connect for a chat. If none of these work, shoot me an email and we can find another time. 

With Mike Pitt | Associate Chair of Faculty Development

Establishing a National Reputation

Tuesday, April 25 (12-1 pm) & Thursday, June 29 (12-1pm)
Michelle Rheault, MD

​​A regional reputation in your field is required for promotion to Associate Profession and a national reputation is required for promotion to Professor. What does this even mean? How can you show this on your CV? Explore strategies for establishing and growing your professional reputation including use of social media in this P2P session.

Academic by Design: New Strategies for Making Figures, Graphics, and Videos for Scholarly Work

Thursday, May 11 (1-2pm) & Tuesday, June 6 (1-2pm)
Charles Billington, Jr, MD, PhD & Mike Pitt, MD

In this P2P, Drs. Billington and Pitt will review several innovative tools for how to make figures and graphics for manuscripts and posters that capture the scientific evidence you are trying to share in a compelling way. They will discuss the use of software like BioRender to make figures and graphics, review strategies on how to outsource this type of work, and introduce strategies to make compelling animated videos to showcase your work to funders.

RSVP HERE to attend the sessions