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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 Neurology
John Sealy Distinguished Chair of Neurology
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy

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

The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD,
Academy of Health Science Education

Membership Information

The University of Texas System (UTS) Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education (the Shine Academy) was formed as both a 'working' service academy and a 'honorific' body that recognizes and utilizes faculty excellence in UTS health science education to serve UTS in all aspects of health science education, educational scholarship, and leadership. The Academy seeks diverse membership representing the many disciplines contributing to health science education.

Membership Criteria

The criteria for membership in the Academy are based on excellence in one or more of the following categories of education:

  • Direct teaching
  • Curriculum development and instructional design or re-design
  • Assessment of learner performance
  • Mentoring and counseling
  • Educational administration and leadership
  • Educational scholarship and research

Faculty interested in applying should submit an application and supporting documentation electronically by 5 pm on July 8, 2022 to Kirk Nealy, kdnealy@utmb.edu

Shine Application Form:

UTMB Shine Membership Application2022.docx

New Faculty Orientation - May 6, 2022

40th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is happy to announce a faculty development opportunity.  Funding is available to support up to two (2) faculty members to attend the 40th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health, October 19-22, 2022, in San Francisco, California. 

The GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Healththe premier scientific conference on LGBTQ health – features innovative healthcare breakthroughs and interventions, as well as the latest research from LGBTQ health experts from across the country.  The conference is open to healthcare providers of all disciplines, researchers, academics, health administrators, policy experts, advocates, and all LGBTQ health supporters. Continuing education credits, including CME, nursing CE, and behavioral health CE will be available. 

This year’s conference theme, Local Action, Global Impact, is an homage to the small-beginnings history GLMA and much LGBTQIA2S+ health advocacy.  GLMA, originally founded in San Francisco, began as a small organization that has grown to be the world’s largest association of LGBTQ health professionals, with a national and international impact.  

Faculty who are interested in applying may submit the following information to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD):
Attn:  Kirk Nealy, kdnealy@utmb.edu by Friday, July 15, 2022.

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 an up-to-date UTMB CV. 

OFAPD will provide financial support for the cost of membership/registration bundle (or registration only if registrant is already a member) for up to two faculty members.

Conference information is available here: https://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1251