All Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

Mentored Career Development Awards (a.k.a. K Awards) are the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide on how to prepare an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

Presenter

Mark Roberts Pitt PresenterMark S. Roberts, MD, MPP | Learn More
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

Our current reality makes it easy to "network" with others - though perhaps from a safe distance and perhaps without clear intentions. This workshop will explore the value of being intentional with building a diverse academic and professional network and work through practical ways to initiate and foster productive relationships. These new connections can lead to unexpected opportunities, innovative collaborations, and mutual success.

Speaker

Beth Davis, SPHR, PSM
The Llewellin Group, LLC

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

How can you effectively manage conflicts in the workplace? This workshop is designed to acquaint you with your primary conflict-handling style and offer tips on self-awareness and communication skills. Whether you are a manager or team member, you will learn techniques that will enhance your ability to resolve conflicts that you regularly encounter with your co-workers.

Speaker

Clinical Assistant Professor, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:00am - 6:30pm
University Club, Ballrooms A & B, 123 University Place

This annual event celebrates and highlights the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; provides a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and fosters an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science. This forum is open to all members of Pitt's academic community.

This year's theme is Climate, Culture & Conflict in Academia.

 

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Schedule

8:00am

Registration Begins

8:00am
Ballroom A

Sunrise Continental Breakfast Reception

8:00 – 9:15am
Ballroom A

Sunrise Session: Individual Career Consultations

Ask a Guide for Direction

Sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus: have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. This session is open to current Pitt faculty members and trainees and has limited slots available. 

9:15 – 9:30am

Break

9:30am
Ballroom B 

Introduction and Welcome

Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM, Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

9:30 – 10:45am
Ballroom B 

Opening Presentation 

Recognition of Bull-rassment: The Elusive Nature of Academic Bullying

Presenter: Leah Hollis, EdD, Associate Professor
Morgan State University

Author of Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression & Incivility Erode American Higher Education

Bull-rassment is the intersection of harassment and bullying, and based upon recent studies, is widespread in academia. Whereas Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws shield a protected class (age, disability, national origin, race, or religion), from harassment, and Title IX provides protection from sexual discrimination or harassment, federal laws do not protect against bullying in the workplace. Join Leah Hollis, EdD, as she describes her study of bullying within higher education administration and presents her strategies for an organizational approach to stop the problem before its starts.

10:45 – 11:00am

Break

11:00 – 11:45am 
Ballroom B 

Gender (In)equality and Women in STEM: the Promise and Limits of Discrimination Law

Presenter: Deborah L. Brake, JD
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development 
John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination against any person on the basis of sex. However, discriminatory barriers continue to slow the advancement of professional women, with particular challenges facing women in male-dominated fields such as medicine and science. Professor Deborah Brake, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will review the scope of protections under Title VII and discuss the limits of the law, with an emphasis on the law’s relevance to the challenges confronting professional women in STEM fields.

11:45am – 12:00pm

Break

12:00 – 1:30pm
Ballroom B
Lunch Event
Navigating Gendered Institutions:

How Gender Affects Careers Both Within
and Outside Academia

Presenter: Kristin Kanthak, PhD 
Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Few spaces in the modern workplace explicitly exclude women, but the modern workplace was not necessarily constructed with women in mind. During this lunchtime presentation, political scientist Kristin Kanthak, PhD, explores gendered institutions — institutions like the modern workplace that were constructed (often implicitly) along gender lines. Drawing on her own research and that of others, Kanthak will explore how the dearth of women politicians might be associated with the academic “leaky pipeline” and other workplace challenges that women (and men) must consider as they navigate their careers.

1:30 – 3:00pm
Ballroom B

Case Studies: Exploring the Impact of Bullying in The Academic Workplace

Facilitator: Leah Hollis, EdD, Associate Professor
Morgan State University

Using real life scenarios, join your colleagues to discuss productive strategies for confronting perpetuators of academic bullying and creating a no-bullying culture within your department, school, and institution.

3:00 – 3:15pm

Break 

3:15 – 4:45pm
Ballroom B

Bystander Interventions for the Academic Workplace

Presenters:  Katie Pope, Title IX Coordinator
&
Carrie Benson, Title IX Specialist

University of Pittsburgh Office of Diversity and Inclusion

This interactive session will be discussion-based and will focus on how faculty, staff, postdocs, and students can recognize and respond to sexual harassment and other types of harassment and discrimination in academic workplaces. 

5:00 – 6:30pm
Ballroom A

Reception & Book Signing

 

Dress For Success

Dress for Success (DFS) initiatives empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. DFS Pittsburgh is the primary advocate for at-risk women who are in the critical transition to re-employment. Their aim is to assist women in need by providing them professional clothing for interviews and career success. Donations will be collected the day of the 2019 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View the Donation Wish List

 

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The Women in Medicine and Science Forum is open to all members of Pitt's academic community.

  • Career Consultations Deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
  • General Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science--you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success.

Presenters

Bruce Freeman Pitt PresenterBruce A. Freeman, PhD | Learn More
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Edwin Jackson Pitt PresenterEdwin K. Jackson, PhD | Learn More
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

Whether you are seeking a job, a training opportunity, or just the chance to acquire more resources or experience, effective negotiation skills are vital to your career. In this presentation, you will learn how to develop a negotiation strategy that will contribute to your success.

Speaker

Jennifer Woodward, PhD | Learn More
Vice Chancellor for Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 (All day) - Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (All day)
S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street

Introducing:  A year-long professional development program for early career faculty members that is designed to cultivate a generation of transformative academic leaders through shared leadership training

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Academic leadership development is a journey that requires time and commitment. Rather than being immersed in leadership training over a 2-3 day period, this program has been structured into ten integrated components that span one year, providing an incremental learning approach to your leadership development. Three sessions focus upon shared leadership: It is introduced in the first session in January, is reviewed at the midpoint session in May and is summarized in the November session. 

The seven linking workshops scheduled throughout the year build upon each other and specifically address the issues and challenges relevant to leaders in academia; that is, developing a personal leadership style, supporting diversity and building outstanding teams, creating a culture of respect and open communication, overcoming difficult situations, and negotiating for what you need to be successful.

One session a month is a small investment in your future success.

Due to the progressive design of this program, successful completion requires participation in all ten sessions.

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Program Objectives

  • Establish the concepts of self-awareness and introspection as being fundamental leadership attributes
  • Instill diversity and inclusion as core values of a transformative leader
  • Foster team cohesiveness and productivity
  • Promote problem-solving strategies in response to difficult situations
  • Advocate effective negotiation strategies to achieve career goals
  • Formulate a personal career development and leadership action plan

Program Schedule

 

TOPIC

DATE

TIME

1

Shared Leadership:
Leadership Development
Beth Davis, SPHR

Thursday,
January 30, 2020

8:30am
4:00pm

2

Personal Greater Goals:
Discovering & Leveraging
Strengths
Beth Davis, SPHR

Thursday,
February 27, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

3

Academic Career Planning
& Development
Robert Arnold, MD & Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH

Tuesday,
March 31, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

4

Uncovering Unconscious
& Structural Biases
Paula Davis, MA & Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM

Thursday,
April 30, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

5

Shared Leadership Review:
Framework for Achieving Results
& Commitment Management
Beth Davis, SPHR

Thursday,
May 21, 2020

8:30am
4:00pm

6

Personal Transformations
Panel Discussion
2018 Alumni

Thursday,
June 25, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

7

Managing Difficult Situations
Franklyn Cladis, MD

Thursday,
September 17, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

8

Negotiating for Success
& Satisfaction
Jennifer Woodward, PhD

Thursday,
October 15, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

9

Leading Change
Beth Davis, SPHR

Thursday,
November 12, 2020

8:30am
12:00pm

10

Shared Leadership:
Career & Action Plans
Beth Davis, SPHR

Tuesday,
December 8, 2020

8:30am
4:00pm

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Leadership Team

Career Development and Leadership Action Plans

As part of the admission process, applicants are asked to provide a personal statement reflecting upon what they hope to accomplish by participating in this program. The goal(s) articulated by applicants will contribute to admission decisions and serve as the foundation of individual career development and leadership action plans to be completed over the course of the program and shared during the final session.

 

Accountability Teams

Participants will be assigned to small learning groups who will both support and hold each other accountable for completing their coursework and projects. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop more substantial peer mentoring relationships through their interactions with their teammates.

 

Letter of Nomination

A letter of nomination from a Division Chief, Department Chair, Dean, or Institute Director is required as part of the application process. The letter should reflect a strong commitment to the applicant’s career and support for the applicant to attend the entire program. Letters should indicate if the applicant has independent funding and if so, the source of the funding. The source of payment for the program fee should also be included, e.g., departmental funds, professional development funds, or personal funds.

Nomination letters should be addressed to "Program Director, Leadership Academy Admissions Committee, University of Pittsburgh, 301 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261," and uploaded as a PDF or Word document as part of the application process.

Selection Criteria

  1. Early career faculty member with a primary or secondary appointment in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) in basic science, clinical or translational research, or in education.
  2. Clear commitment to an academic career.
  3. Strength of personal statement indicating how your participation in this program will help to advance your academic career as an investigator or educator.
  4. Commitment to attending the entire program.
  5. Strength of the letter of nomination.
  6. All components of the electronic application must be completed prior to deadline. No components of the electronic application will be accepted after the deadline.

Program Fee

Program Fee

$650.00

Program Fee Due Date

Upon notification of acceptance, payment due no later than January 21, 2020

Payment Method

The program fee can be paid by University check, personal check, or departmental disbursement. All checks should be paid to the order of the University of Pittsburgh* and sent to the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) Suite 301, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the fees are paid on time. We encourage applicants to seek support from their divisions or departments to attend this valuable program.

* Please write or type OACD on the memo line of the check or on the disbursement form.

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Important Dates 

Application Due Date

December 18, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

January 13, 2020

Program Fee Due Date

January 21, 2020

Program Start Date

January 30, 2020

Testimonials

Read what your colleagues thought of the previous Leadership Academy for Early Career Faculty. Read the Testimonials

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Contact Us

Office of Academic Career Development
301 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-8486 Fax: 412-648-8121

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