ADVANCE-UP 2022 Program Schedule

Participants must attend all sessions.


Monday, January 24, 1:00-2:30pm, Virtual Session (Zoom)

Kick-Off Meeting, Kevin Thomas, MD


Monday, January 31, 5:00-6:00pm, Virtual Session (Zoom)

Meet the Alumni, Gianna Hammer, PhD


Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:30-12:00pm, Virtual Session (Zoom)

Being an URM in an Academic Environment, Judith Holder, PhD


Monday, March 21, 1:00-4:00pm, TSCHE, Classroom 4

Meet Your Leaders, Eugene Washington, MD, Chancellor and Mary Klotman, MD, Dean


Monday, April 25, 2:30-5:00pm, MSRB 1001

Advancement Promotion and Tenure, James Tcheng, MD

APT Panel Discussion


Monday, May 23, 1:00-5:00pm, TSCHE, Classroom 4

Negotiation, Casey Thomson, JD


Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8:30-12:00pm, MSRB 1001

Difficult Conversations, Judith Holder, PhD


Monday, July 25, 1:00-5:00pm, TSCHE, Classroom 4

Planning your Career, Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, PCC

Career Advisory Panel


Monday, August 29, 1:00-4:00pm, TSCHE, Classroom 4

Leveraging Social Media, Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP


Monday, September 26, 1:00-5:00pm, TBD

Topic TBD


Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8:30-11:30am, TBD

Coaching, Judith Holder, PhD


Monday, November 7, 1:00-2:30pm, TBD

ADVANCE-UP Debrief Session, Kevin Thomas, MD


Tuesday, November 15, 5:30-7:00pm, TBD



Sessions will be moved to a virtual setting if needed in response to COVID-19. Times and dates will remain the same. All meeting times are confirmed. Exact topics may rotate based on speaker availability. Additional session may be added based on the cohort’s interest. 


The following are other seminars, sessions and initiatives offered by the Office for Faculty. They are not required as part of the ADVANCE-UP program, however they address many topics that are useful to junior faculty. If your schedule permits these sessions are highly recommended.

  • New Faculty Orientation Series
    • Welcome and Getting to Know the Institution
    • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure in the Clinical Sciences
    • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure in the Basic Sciences
    • The History of Duke in Durham and Health Disparities
    • Funds Flow in the School of Medicine 
    • Upholding an Environment of Integrity and Inclusion 
    • Faculty Development Resources 
    • Navigating the Research Mission -basic science focus
    • Navigating the Research Mission - clinical/data science focus)
  • Getting Back to Basics