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Baylor College of Medicine celebrated Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs.

Caption: On Aug. 8, Baylor College of Medicine celebrated Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs, before she moves on to become the chief integration officer and senior adviser to the president at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Starting Sept. 6, Monroe will lead the ODU's Integration Management Office, provide oversight and support of work with Eastern Virginia Medical School and strengthen health-focused academic program offerings, clinical care and research.

Faculty Kudos

A contingent of Baylor College of Medicine professors attended the American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Conference, representing several different AAP sections. The conference is a new combined event to replace the annual leadership forum and district meetings, and it took place at the new AAP headquarters in Itasca, Illinois from Aug. 4-7. Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital were represented by:

Dr. Chester Koh, professor of urology and pediatrics

Dr. Eileen Brewer, professor of pediatrics – renal

Dr. Teri Turner, professor of pediatrics 

Dr. Mark Ward, associate professor of pediatrics

Dr. Sanjiv Harpavat, assistant professor of pediatrics – gastroenterology

Coming Up

Faculty Senate Constitution: Current faculty members are asked to cast their vote to approve the proposed amendments to the Faculty Senate Constitution. View the proposed constitution amendments (executive summary). Deadline to vote is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31.

Annual Compliance Education: The FY ’23 annual compliance education will be assigned in SuccessFactors to all Baylor faculty, residents, staff and students, on Aug. 22. This year’s topic will focus on privacy and security. This year, providers will receive CME Ethics Credit for completing the training. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Keep an eye out for further communications regarding this important education initiative.

Radiation Oncology Research Symposium: On Sept. 2, Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center will host the 7th annual Radiation Oncology Research Symposium’s keynote presentation, “Matter: Destroyed and Re-Created – When Radiation Oncology Research and Justice Collide.” Dr. Christina Chapman, assistant professor of radiation oncology, will be the keynote speaker. The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in-person at the McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge Street, in Conference Room B. Register now. A virtual option is available.

Faculty Opportunities

AAMC GWIMS: The AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science invites all to submit a poster for presentation at a joint reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville. This is in collaboration with the Council of Deans, Council of Faculty and Academic Societies and Group on Faculty Affairs. Learn more in the Call for Submissions.

Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar: This AAMC seminar aims to address the needs of associate-level faculty who are historically underrepresented in medicine through knowledge, skill-building and strategy development for career advancement. Networking opportunities, career development planning sessions and small group consultations with senior faculty and leaders will be offered. The seminar will be Oct. 13-15 at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, D.C. Apply now.

Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar: This AAMC seminar is for associate professors with a minimum of two years of experience in their current faculty appointment. The three-day seminar has opportunities to expand your network, employ strategies for career and leadership development and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science. The seminar will be Dec. 6-9 at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif. CME credit available. Limited spots available; selected applicants will be notified by Sept. 28. Apply now.

A Guide to Academic Promotion: Faculty and Baylor staff are encouraged to view and use a new online resource, “Faculty Companion – A Guide to Academic Promotion,” on faculty appointments and the process for faculty promotion at the College. The guide provides an overview of faculty tracks, pathways to promotion on those tracks, helpful resources and links to FAP-related forms and materials. The guide is available through SuccessFactors on InTouch. For questions or comments, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at faced@bcm.edu or by calling (713) 798-7285. 

Showcase of Educational Scholarship: The Academy of Distinguished Educators at Baylor will hold its annual Showcase of Educational Scholarship from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in Rayzor Lounge. Submit an educational research abstract by Aug. 15. Two categories are open for trainees and faculty/staff. The top presentations in each category will receive an Educational Scholarship Recognition award. Please see Annual Showcase of Educational Scholarship Guidelines for detailed information. For questions, email Debbie Fernandez at faced@bcm.edu.

IAMSE Fall 2022 Webcast Series: The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development has registered Baylor College of Medicine for the upcoming IAMSE Fall 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar Series. The next series will be “The Struggle is Real: Breaking Barriers that Limit Student Success.” Sessions will address strategies for identifying and supporting at-risk students and how to recognize and then break down barriers that may limit their success. Speakers will provide information on the impact of mental health issues on medical school performance and what teachers can do to support students, including decelerated curriculum and Learning Communities. Sessions begin Sept. 1. Register for free.

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