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Office of Faculty Affairs and Development

Dr. BhardwajAnish Bhardwaj, MD, MBA, MS, CPE, FACMPE, FACHE, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FANA
Vice Provost
Chairman, Department of
John Sealy Distinguished Chair of Neurology
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurobiology

torres_web_smAlfredo Torres, PhD, MS
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Academic Enterprise
The Herman Barnett Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology

2023 Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

Internal Deadline: March 3, 2023

The AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar will take place September 27-29, 2023, at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC.  This seminar is designed for associate professor-level faculty who identify with underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine. 

This unique blended-learning program takes a culturally responsive approach to address the specific needs of the participants including small group mentoring sessions and a CV review for career development planning.  The seminar consists of both virtual learning sessions/webinars and an in-person two-and-a-half-day event.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess professional development goals and identify strategies and tools for promotion and tenure.
  • Develop key professional competencies in academic leadership.
  • Enhance leadership skills in the areas of communication, team building, change management, and work-life balance integration. 
  • Expand your network of colleagues and sponsors

Faculty who are interested in applying may submit the following information to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD):

Attention:  Kirk Nealy, kdnealy@utmb.edu by Friday, March 3, 2023.

  1. A one-page summary of your goals for the seminar and how it will impact your career;
  2. A letter of support from your Chair or Division Chief - describing how your attendance will benefit your career development and the institution; and
  3. An up-to-date UTMB CV.

OFAPD will provide financial support up to $2,500 to cover expenses for up to two faculty members. 

Seminar information is available here: https://www.aamc.org/career-development/leadership-development/mid-career-minfac

Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Now accepting all nominations- All qualified junior-level faculty
Internal Deadline: February 13, 2023

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is requesting nominations for the 2023 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award.  A medical school may nominate one (1) current junior faculty member for this award. A candidate must:  

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Hold the rank of full-time assistant professor in a LCME-accredited U.S. medical school department.
  • Have held the assistant professor position appointment no earlier than July 1, 2010.
  • Have received only one appointment as assistant professor.
  • Hold a MD, PhD, or have earned another doctoral degree. 

This award recognizes an outstanding assistant-level faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care; demonstrates efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States; and is committed to a career in academic medicine. 

The recipient receives a $25,000 grant to support a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities. Funding for the fellowship begins in November of the year the fellowship is awarded. The recipient will be required to submit a final narrative and financial report by November 2025.  Recipients are required to accept the award at Lean Serve Lead 2023:  The AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. 

If you are, or know of someone who is interested in applying for this award, please send nomination packet to Kirk Nealy, kdnealy@utmb.edu, by 5 pm, Monday, February 13, 2023:

  1. A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s department or section chair.
  2. A letter of recommendation from an individual of the nominee’s choosing.
  3. A personal statement from the nominee discussing their motivations and objectives for a career in academic medicine and for achieving health equity for racial and ethnic minorities (not to exceed two double-spaced pages).
  4. A project description which could include project aims, objectives, goals, and potential accomplishments (not to exceed two double-spaced pages).
  5. An itemized one-page budget with specific details on how the fellowship funds will be used. Include description of any supplemental resources that may support this project. (e.g., other funding, protected time, etc.).
  6. A current curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee, which clearly indicates exact date of appointment and current contact information.

All letters and personal statements should be double-spaced, have one-inch margins, and be written in Times New Roman 12-point font.

Please submit this information by Monday, February 13, 2023, to allow time for review of materials prior to the April 7, 2023, external deadline.  For detailed information, please visit:  https://www.aamc.org/about-us/aamc-awards/nickens-faculty-fellowship