Recorded Seminars

The following are recorded seminars offered by the Office for Faculty. Recordings are only available to those with a Duke NetID. 

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Welcome and getting to know your institution

October 16, 2023

Welcome to Duke! This session is an introduction to the School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation. This seminar outlines and reviews Duke University School of Medicine institutional structure, School of Medicine values, DUHS Leadership, and selected key policies and resources affecting faculty.

This seminar was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, is most relevant for faculty in both basic and clinical sciences.

Presented by: 

  • Dean Mary Klotman, MD (Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Duke University, Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, Chief Academic Officer, Duke Health)
  • Mara Becker, MD, MSCE (Vice Dean for Faculty)


Building a Culture of Professionalism

October 16, 2023

This session discusses what we mean by professionalism in the School of Medicine, provides an overview of work being done in the space, reviews resources for support when managing staff, and gives an introduction to restorative justice practices relative to building community.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in both the clinical and basic sciences.

Presented by: 

  • Mara Becker, MD, MSCE (Vice Dean for Faculty)
  • Kathryn Boyd (Human Resources Departmental Director)
  • Cary Ward, MD (Associate Dean for Faculty Development)
  • Jessica Schonberg, M.Ed (Director of Educational Programs, OFac)


History of Duke and Durham

October 16, 2023

This impactful seminar outlines key pieces of Duke’s history in the context of its Durham community, exploring important issues around race and health disparities.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in both the clinical and basic sciences.

Presented by: 

  • Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics and History; Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine

Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

October 16, 2023

This seminar introduces the work of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the IDEALS Office. It reviews the EDI mission, organizational structure, initiatives, and strategic priorities being implemented in the School of Medicine.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in both the clinical and basic sciences.

Presented by:

  • Kevin L. Thomas, MD FHRS, FACC (Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Duke University School of Medicine)
  • Johnna Frierson, PhD (Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Basic Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Director, IDEALS Office)


New Faculty Panel: "What I learned and what I wish I knew"

October 17, 2023

Starting a new faculty appointment may be a daunting experience, and panelists share their experiences and advice for new faculty.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in the clinical sciences.


  • Melissa Bauer, DO
  • Maria Marquine, PhD
  • Lisa McElroy, MD, MS

Culture and Well-being

October 17, 2023

Resilience and Academic Medicine: can they coexist? This presentation discusses the drivers of burnout and well-being, considers both personal and organizational interventions, and reviews a number of takeaway suggestions and wellbeing resources found at Duke.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in the clinical sciences.

Presented by:

  • Kyle Rehder, MD, CPPS (Medical Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality; Vice-Chair, Office of Pediatric Education)


Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure in the Clinical Sciences

October 17, 2023

This session describes the process and pathways for promotion in the clinical sciences, how to build and communicate your public profile, and features a Q&A panel discussion to address APT processes from a variety of perspectives.

This was presented during the 2023 SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation, and is most relevant for faculty in the clinical sciences or  basic science faculty in a clinical department.

Presented by:

  • James Tcheng, MD (Assistant Dean for Academic Appointments)
  • Mara Becker, MD, MSCE (Vice Dean for Faculty)


  • Mitchell Heflin, MD, MHS
  • Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD, PhD
  • Christine Marx, MD
  • Greg Sawin, MD, MPH


Mentoring for Clinicians/Clinician-Educators

March 9, 2023

Presented by: Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine and Chief in the Division of Geriatrics, Associate Dean for Faculty Research Mentoring in the Office for Faculty and Diana McNeill, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, and the Associate Dean of Duke AHEAD 

This session identified career pathway and milestones at Duke, listed strategies for aligning expectations and communicating effectively with mentors, and identified tools and resources at Duke to assist new faculty at Duke outline a path to academic independence.


Faculty Development Resources

February 14, 2022

Presented by: The Office for Faculty and featuring speakers from faculty development and resource offices.

This session provides an introduction to eight different offices and speakers. These offices provide a variety of resources to support career development for faculty at Duke. Offices include: Office for Faculty, Duke Faculty Advancement, Office of Physician-Scientist Development, Office for Research Mentoring, Duke Communications Network, Duke AHEAD, Underrepresented Faculty Development, and the Duke University Medical Center Library.


FARE Committee Town Halls

Monday, February 22, 2021 - Town Hall Recording 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Town Hall Recording

The Faculty for Anti-Racism and Equity (FARE) committee has worked to develop priorities for dismantling racism and promoting equity, enhancing representation broadly and at leadership levels for underrepresented racial and ethnic (URE) faculty across the School of Medicine (SoM). This committee was assembled via self-nomination and an application/selection process under Dean Mary E. Klotman’s leadership as part of the Moments to Movement initiative.

The FARE committee has worked to identify key targets for change and has created preliminary recommendations for the SoM in an effort to combat racism and propose more equitable solutions for faculty in the areas of: APT, Mentorship, Compensation, Resources, Leadership, Culture, Recruitment and Retention.

The committee’s process, identification of priorities and preliminary recommendations was presented at two town halls. These town halls include a brief presentation followed by a discussion/Q&A period. The primary goal is to engage the broader faculty community and provide an opportunity for information exchange.

Faculty are able to submit comments and questions about the recommendations via this qualtrics survey. This survey will remain open until Friday, March 5, 2021. 


Effective Presentation Skills

January 12, 2021

Presented by: Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences and Steve Grambow, PhD, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Education

This seminar reviews techniques for developing and giving clear and engaging scientific presentations. Topics include story development, judicious use of slides, effective slide formats, explaining complex data, and presenting to a virtual audience.


Duke Hospital's History: A Conversation about Race and Memory

September 22, 2020

Presented by: Damon Tweedy, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Jeffery Baker, MD, PhD, Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and History

A dialogue between Duke faculty physicians Damon Tweedy and Jeff Baker: From 1930 to the 1960s, Duke hospital’s wards were segregated by race.  Did people of color truly receive “separate but equal” care? In what ways did the civil rights movement successfully challenge these inequities? Did the racism associated with the Jim Crow era collapse, or re-appear in new forms? 


Effective Communication: The 5 Cs of Sentence and Story

August, 6, 2020

Presented by: Johanna Downer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Development

Experienced science writer and scientific editor Joanna Downer shares strategies for improved writing and storytelling to make all of your professional communications more effective. Topics include knowing your audience, choosing the right information, telling a convincing story, and avoiding common pitfalls. Content is broadly applicable to all types of academic writing.