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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Academic New Faculty Orientation: 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.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

February 2, 2023

Presented by: Kevin Thomas, MD, FHRS, FACC, Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Professor of Medicine; Leigh-Anne Royster, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  

This session discussed Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives in the SOM; creating a shared language for conversations about EDI; and the sense of individual responsibility for contributing to EDI efforts.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: The History of Duke and Durham

January 10, 2023

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

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.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Supporting a Climate of Professionalism

December 6, 2022

Presented by: Ann BrownMD, MHS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Professionalism; Jessica Kuchta-Miller, Duke University Ombudsperson

Have you ever witnessed faculty unprofessional behavior at Duke? How confident are you in your knowledge of the resources available for reporting or resolving issues of unprofessional behavior? Faculty work in demanding, stressful environments, and it is vital that we develop language for communicating about concerns and understanding expectations and policies that support an environment of professionalism. We all have a role in contributing to a positive and professional work culture. This seminar examines example scenarios and the resources available to support faculty.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Getting Promoted in the Clinical Sciences

November 17, 2022

Presented by: James Tcheng, MD, Assistant Dean for Academic Appointments, Mara Becker, MD, MSCE, Vice Dean for Faculty, and Clinical Sciences APT Leadership Panel

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 current and upcoming APT processes from a variety of perspectives. This seminar will be most relevant for faculty in the clinical sciences or basic science faculty in a clinical department. Click here for PDFs of the session slide decks.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Welcome and Getting to Know Your Institution 

October 25, 2022

Presented by: Mara Becker, MD, MSCE, Vice Dean for Faculty

This session is an introduction to the School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation seminar series. 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 will be most relevant for faculty in both basic and clinical sciences.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Navigating the Research Mission (Clinical/Data Science Focus)

April 11, 2022

Coordinated and Moderated by Rebecca Brouwer and Sunita Patil from the Office of Research Initiatives. This seminar features speakers, testimonials, and participant Q&A to help faculty with a clinical/data science focus maneuver the complex research enterprise and equip them with resources useful to career development.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: 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.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure in the Basic Sciences

December 12, 2021

Presented by: Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

This session describes the process and pathways for promotion in the basic sciences. It provides info on the evaluation and review processes and provides guidance in achieving excellence in research, teaching, and service.


Academic New Faculty Orientation: Navigating the Research Mission (Basic Science Focus)

September 23, 2021

Moderated by Colin Duckett, PhD, Vice Dean for Basic Science. Please click here to view the session agenda and list of speakers.


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.