Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development


The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.,
Academy of Health Science Education, UT System

Innovation in Health Science Education Award
Request for Nominations/Applications

Application Submission Deadline - Friday, October 2, 2020

The Innovation in Health Science Education Award is to recognize outstanding and sustained achievement of a health science educator 

Grand Prize Winner: $2,500
1st Runner Up: $1,500
2nd Runner Up: $1,000


For more information, including selection criteria and application instructions, please visit the follow link:

2020 Shine Academy - Innovations in Health Science Education Award


The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., 

Academy of Health Science Education, UT System

The Health Science Education Small Grants Program
Request for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline - Friday, October 2, 2020

The Health Science Education Small Grants Program's purpose is to stimulate research and innovation in health science education 

Grant awards are made for a maximum of $5,000 to each of the top rated submissions (the total number of grant awards available each year is dependent upon university funding)

For more information, including proposal selection criteria and application instructions, please visit the follow link:

2020 Shine Academy - Health Science Education Small Grants Program


covid message ofapd 2

Linda_Phillips

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) is pleased to announce that Linda G. Phillips, MD has been appointed director of the UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians (AMC), effective immediately. Dr. Phillips serves as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

She holds the Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD Distinguished Chair. The AMC at UTMB was established in 2014 to recognize and promote distinction in all clinical domains by fostering excellence in patient-centric care, with a commitment to developing future leaders through the tenets of the art of healing, empathy, education, scientific rigor, professionalism, mentorship and collaborative team work.

Membership in AMC is the highest clinical recognition and honor for UTMB clinicians, and is a commitment to leadership in exceptional patient care. As director, Dr. Phillips will provide leadership in developing a strategic vision focused on collaborations in improving the UTMB’s clinical mission, and working closely with the Academy of Research Mentors (ARM) and Academy of Master Teachers (AMT) in mentoring clinicians, educators, scholars and scientists.

We look forward to working with her to provide development and enrichment opportunities for our outstanding clinical faculty.


Faculty Retirement Workshop presentation now available

Thanks to all who joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development for our Faculty Retirement Workshop on Aug. 29. Special thanks to our presenter, Tony Edmond, Director of Human Resources Benefits and Services, for an insightful discussion on strategies to help faculty members approach retirement.

The video from the presentation and the slides are now available. If you have additional questions about retirement, you may contact Mr. Edmond directly at tdedmond@utmb.edu.

Powerpoint Presentation