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2020 Shine Academy Membership Application

The annual application process for election to the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education is now open. Accomplished education-focused faculty in all four UTMB schools are encouraged to apply.  Internal deadline for submitting applications and supporting material is June 22th, 2020.

Information and the application form can be accessed using the link below. Applications should be submitted to Deric Fulbright,   

UTAHSE Shine Academy 2020 Membership Information & Application (pdf)

UTAHSE Shine Academy Editable Application (MS Word)



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

Powerpoint Presentation