Upcoming Events

In accordance with social-distancing guidelines, in-person events have been suspended until it is safe to gather in person. All of our leadership development programs (LEADER, ALICE, DCLP, ADVANCE UP) will continue to meet virtually. This page will be updated with any additional information regarding event changes, and any new offerings available online. Please contact facdev@dm.duke.edu with any questions. 


The School of Medicine Offices for Faculty Development and Research Mentoring are pleased to host a variety of seminars, small group workshops, and special events geared toward engaging faculty at all ranks and from all academic backgrounds. Browse our current schedule below, register for events, or consult our yearly calendar for a general outline of our program schedules.

Want to stay in touch? Regular rank School of Medicine faculty are automatically subscribed to our e-mail list. Others can join by sending a blank e-mail to sympa@duke.edu with the subject line SUBSCRIBE SOM-FACDEV.

Current Programs:



SOM Academic New Faculty Orientation

In response to the pandemic and the need for more distance learning options, School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation will be restructured this year into a series of monthly seminars held virtually. NFO will still cover key topics such as getting to know the institutional structure and history; understanding funds flow; and the appointments, promotion, and tenure process. Sessions will be 1-2 hours in length and each will be repeated twice over the course of 12 months. 

Sponsored by: The School of Medicine Office for Faculty

Who should attend: All SOM faculty hired in the past three years are strongly encouraged to attend the full series. All are welcome, but material will be geared toward faculty hired in the last 3 years.

Topics and Dates: Please check this website for session topics and dates

Questions? Questions can be sent to Jessica Womack in the School of Medicine Office for Faculty at jessica.womack@duke.edu

Register Here


Effective Presentation Skills

Tuesday, January 12, 2:00-4:00pm

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

About the Speakers: 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

Where: The session will be held via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a calendar invite with the Zoom link at least 48 hours prior to the session.  

Who should attend? All are welcome to attend; content will be most appropriate for those presenting scientific research.

Questions? Email fiona.johann@duke.edu

Register Here


Getting Back to Basics

Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:00-10:00am

Getting Back to Basics is a series of informal events designed to provide minority faculty in the basic sciences with time and space to meet with peers, build academic partnerships and create peer mentoring networks.

Meetings are held quarterly and all Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Faculty (UREF) in a basic science department or those with a PhD in a clinical department will receive an email invite.

Where: Zoom, RSVP to receive a calendar invite with a link to the meeting

Who should attend? UREF in Basic Science Departments and UREF with a PhD in the Clinical Science department

Questions? Email fiona.johann@duke.edu 

RSVP by emailing fiona.johann@duke.edu