UTMB Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development 



Congratulations to the UTMB recipients of the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards:

  • Yolanda Davila, PhD, RN, School of Nursing
  • Victor Sierpina, MD, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

For the 10th year in a row, the University of Texas System Board of Regents is honoring the best of the best.Twenty-seven faculty members from UT’s 14 academic and health institutions have been named recipients of the 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. They each will receive $25,000 in recognition of their commitment to student success.

Over the last decade, Regents have awarded more than $19 million to 700 UT educators for delivering the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, lab, field and online.

“We are indebted to these educators who exemplify great teaching on every level,” Board of Regents Chairman Sara Martinez Tucker said. “These are educators, researchers and health care professionals who – no matter how long they’ve been teaching – never stop thinking about new and innovative ways to enhance the learning experience.”

Recipients of the 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards will be recognized Aug. 9 at a reception held in conjunction with the Board of Regents meeting in Austin.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is pleased to announce that Dr. Kanika Bowen-Jallow, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, and Dr. Winfred Frazier,  Department of Family Medicine, have been selected to receive travel awards to attend AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar this September. Congratulations to Dr. Bowen-Jallow and Dr. Frazier on this terrific opportunity!

Dear Academy Members,

Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us on October 30, 2018 for the UTMB Academies Collaborative from Noon to 4:00 PM in Levin Dinning Hall. 

This event will be a productive collaboration between UTMB’s three academies, the AMT, AMC, and ARM.  Faith Robin Phillips will moderate this session.  Our guests will be Dr. Callender, UTMB President and Dr. Bhardwaj, Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. 

The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate collaboration between the three academies enabling academy members to better understand what each academy offers and provides to the UTMB community and to find common projects for growth.

Register here


The UTMB Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) was formulated in 2013.

The expanded Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, implemented in 2018, has a mission to develop a diverse faculty community in which each of our four schools (School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) has the opportunity to make important contributions to enhance the careers of the faculty commensurate with the mission, vision, and values of UTMB.

The vision of the OFAPD is to establish and sustain a culture that promotes faculty diversity and inclusion in all four schools (SOM, SON, SHP, GSBS); plan and implement faculty development activities that enhance recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of faculty; serve as a central source for information pertaining to benefits and compensation, policies and procedures, and disseminates information about resources and opportunities to maximize the offerings for professional growth and development for all faculty; ensure consistency with the school's strategic plan and core values, optimizing resource allocation by aligning the mission(s) of the three Academies (Academy of Master Teachers, Academy of Research Mentors, and Academy of Master Clinicians).