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. 


All Assistant & Associate Professor meetings are from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Upcoming Dates (all events in Wilf Family Center)

  • January 22 (LEAD cohort only)
  • February 20 (LEAD cohort only)
  • March 17
  • April 23 (LEAD cohort only)
  • May 20 (LEAD cohort only)


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

As more of our work has moved virtually these last several months, we have an opportunity to revisit some of the popular Peer to Peer sessions with a virtual series. Below are sessions that were highly reviewed and well attended when in person. We look forward to seeing many of you online.

More than Just Mail and Search: 5 Tips for Mastering Google Applications
Amy Gaug - Tuesday, September 15th 1-2 PM

Google applications (forms, docs, groups, sites, and more) can help you streamline project collaboration, easily implement surveys, create simple websites to house research project information, and disseminate polished communications. In this session, Amy Gaug, the senior residency program administrator, will walk you through tricks of the trade to help you make the most of Google.

PowerPoint Pop - 10 Tips for Effective Slide Design
Mike Pitt - September 23rd 1-2 PM

Design matters. No matter how cutting edge or brilliant your presentation is, if your audience is looking at their phones the whole time, your message is lost. In this session we will go over ten proven tips to elevate your slide presentations to engaging, easy to follow, talks with eye-popping visuals. This is especially important when trying to maintain interest in virtual presentations.

Got Data? How to Find and Leverage Existing Databases
Erin Marcotte - Friday, November 20th 10-11 AM

Making use of existing data and specimens is a fast and effective way for both new and established investigators to answer important research questions, gain experience in a new research area, and potentially have a publishable finding within a short time frame. In this session we will review strategies to identify and leverage existing data sources.   

RSVP to one or more of these sessions here!  

We are working on additional ways to keep our peer based faculty development going during the COVID-19 chaos. Be on the lookout for more virtual offerings soon.