ADVANCE-UP 2023 Program Schedule

Participants must attend all sessions.

Thursday, January 19, 10:30am-1:00pm, Medical Center Library, Room 212C

Kick-Off Meeting, Kevin Thomas, MD

Meet the Alumni Lunch


Thursday February 16, 8:30am-1:00pm, MSRB 1 - 001

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

Peer Mentoring Lunch


Tuesday, March 7, 1:00-5:00pm, Classroom 3, TSCHE

Meet Your Leaders, Chancellor Washington and Dean Klotman


Thursday, April 20, 9:00-12:00pm, Classroom 3, TSCHE

Career Planning, Sharon Hull, MD, MPH

Career Advisory Panel


Thursday, May 18, 8:30-12:30pm, Classroom 4, TSCHE

Negotiation, Casey Thomson, JD


Thursday, June 15, 8:30am-1:30pm, Classroom 4, TSCHE

Difficult Conversations, Judith Holder, PhD

Peer Mentoring Lunch


Thursday, July 20, 8:00-12:00pm. TBD

Time Management, Marquita Qualls, PhD


Thursday August 17, 9:00-12:00pm, TBD

Leveraging Social MediaSreeja Natesan, MD


Thursday, September 21, 9:00-1:00pm, TBD



Thursday, October 19, 8:30am-1:00pm

Coaching, Judith Holder, PhD

Peer Mentoring Lunch


Thursday, November 9, 10:30-12:00pm

ADVANCE-UP Debrief Session, Kevin Thomas, MD


Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-7:00pm

Graduation Celebration



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.