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FEATURED EVENT Bouncing Back After Being Knocked Down

Are there strategies we can learn in order to ‘bounce back’ after we’ve been disappointed, let down, or hurt? Turns out there is and it comes from a rather unlikely source: studies of natural ecosystems like rivers and forests, and human-made ecosystems like cities. In this course we’ll learn some of these ‘ecosystem lessons’ and discover ways we can apply these insights directly to our day-to-day lives as physicians and scientists.

Presented by:  Gene Crumley, M.Div., Director, Emotionally Intelligent Leader Program

This is a 2-part workshop offered on April 26 and May 3, 2019. View the event to register for part 1 of the workshop, which also enrolls you for part 2.

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Our faculty development programs, essential offerings and initiatives

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Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program

A two-year program for faculty that focuses on enhancing teaching skills, tools and knowledge, and promoting interprofessional collaboration and leadership.

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Leadership Development Programs

Our programs provide opportunities for faculty to develop and enhance their leadership skills, gain insights from accomplished leaders and engage with others in a supportive environment.

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Mentoring Academy

This program focuses on disseminating mentoring best practices for faculty in the health sciences. It includes workshops on the mentoring relationship and how to foster an environment that values and supports mentoring.

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Women in Medicine and Health Sciences

This program focuses on the recruitment and retention of women in medicine and health sciences and aims to increase the opportunities for mentoring, leadership and peer collaboration.

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Faculty Essentials

Throughout the year, the Faculty Development and Diversity team hosts several workshops designed to provide our faculty workforce with the tools for success and career advancement at UC Davis Health.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Through Diversity DRIVE, we aim to discover the narratives of our diverse faculty workforce and determine best practices to guide us in developing and refining resources for them.

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Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program

Annual Call for Applications

The application period for the 2019-21 cohort is now open. UC Davis faculty from all health-related disciplines and academic series are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

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Quick facts about us

Who we are

Faculty Development and Diversity is a department administered through the Office of Academic Personnel.

Our audience

We serve the professional and career development needs of faculty at all levels of the academician lifecycle — new recruit, early career, mid-career, senior and emeritus.

Our programs


Through our programs, we aim to address the diverse needs of our faculty community with offerings in career advancement, mentoring, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and interprofessional teaching.

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Email: HS-UCDHS Faculty Development

Phone: 916-703-9230

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