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:


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

Tuesday, September 22, 12:00-1:00pm

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?

Join a dialogue between Duke faculty physicians Damon Tweedy and Jeff Baker. This conversation will build on recent community lectures and will provide an opportunity for participant Q&A with the speakers. Dr. Tweedy is author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine.  Dr. Baker has been engaged on a project probing the intertwined history of Duke Hospital and the community of Durham.

This event is being cosponsored by School of Medicine Office for Faculty and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.

About the Speakers: 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

Where: Zoom, register to receive link

Questions? email trent-center@duke.edu

Register here


Getting Back to Basics

Monday, November 9 , 2020, 1:30-2:30pm

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



Putting it into Practice: Bystander Intervention

Tuesday, December 1, 9:00-11:00am

In this entirely interactive workshop, participants will practice bystander interventions to address harmful words and behaviors in the workplace and think through proactive strategies to right the context in which those harms occur and create a more equitable culture. The session will utilize a mix of small group discussions, case studies, role plays and group reflection to explore issues such as bias, harassment, and power differentials. Content will build upon previously held “How to Respond Effectively to Incidents of Harassment” sessions hosted by the Office for Faculty and other departments and groups to give participants more experience trying out a variety of approaches and developing a concrete plan for proactive strategies that they can implement in their areas. Having attended one of those sessions will be helpful but is not required. Short pre-work will be required to establish or review key concepts so participants are equipped to jump into practicing skills.

This session will provide opportunities for you to practice how to:

  • Model bystander interventions to interrupt harmful remarks or actions in the moment or after it occurs  
  • Effectively respond to individuals who are targets of harassment, callous behavior or insensitive remarks
  • Initiate a restorative conversation with parties who have engaged in behaviors that have caused harm to others
  • Implement proactive strategies to create a culture where harassment and bias incidents are less likely to occur or re-occur

About the Speaker: This session will be led by Ada Gregory, a known leader in equity, diversity and violence prevention.  Ada brings hands-on experience designing and implementing training programs to address violence, harassment and other forms of equity concerns.  Ada is the Associate Director for Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics.  She is the Student Ombudsperson for Duke University, and in this capacity, she serves as a confidential, neutral resource for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to informally address any problem or concern. 

Where: Zoom. After registering you will receive a calendar invite with Zoom meeting details

Who should attend: All SOM faculty are encouraged to participate

Questions? Contact the School of Medicine Office for Faculty, facdev@duke.edu

Register Here


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