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Sunrise Seminars: Faculty Development Series

If you are in the early stages of your professional career, then the Members In Transition and Training (MITT) Committee encourages you to register for the ATS Faculty Development Series at the 2017 ATS International Conference. Participants of these seminars will learn practical tools needed to enhance academic success in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The event is free to paid conference registrants, but registration is required.

Who would benefit from these sessions?

Clinical and research fellows, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty in the early stages of a career in academic pulmonary, allergy, critical care, and/or sleep medicine.

Faculty Development Series (Seminar 1)
Monday, May 22, 2017
7- 8 a.m.

Demystifying “What You Want to be When You Grow Up”

Seminar Summary:

Graduate and post-graduate trainees and early career faculty must choose from a variety of career tracts and settings, but may have little exposure to the breadth of career opportunities that exist or the different expectations and benchmarks that define success within these different career paths. The goal of this session is to bring together representatives from the worlds of academic medicine, private medical practice, and industry research for an interactive panel discussion that will allow the attendees to explore the options for career development through a moderated interaction between the panel discussants and the attendees.

Moderator: Jeffrey Horowitz, MD; MITT Committee Member, University of Michigan

Panel of Discussants:

  • Margaret Gyetko , MD; University of Michigan
  • Tina Hartert, MD; Vanderbilt University
  • Thomas Martin, MD; Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Paul Rowe, MD; Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
  • Carlos Baleeiro, MD; Hutcheson Medical Center

Faculty Development Series (Seminar 2)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7- 8 a.m.

“Walking the Tightrope to Tenure: Your First Seven Years”

Seminar Summary: Trainees and early career faculty must plan carefully in order to succeed in the critical first phase of their careers - the first 7 years after their initial appointment. During this crucial phase, they must establish their own professional career independent of their previous supervisors/mentors in their areas of focus that may include research, clinical care, education, and/or creative professional activity. This is in addition to the stresses of personal and family life that may sometimes overshadow professional development. There are very different expectations and benchmarks that define success within these different career paths in both academic and non-academic institutions that may not be clear to trainees or early career faculty. The goal of this session is to bring together representatives from academic institutions and industry for an interactive panel discussion to allow attendees to explore the options for career development through a moderated interaction between the panel discussants and the attendees.

Moderator: Gregory Downey, MD; MITT Committee Member, National Jewish Health

Panel of Discussants:

  • Marc Peters Golden, MD; University of Michigan
  • Alison Morris, MD; University of Pittsburgh
  • Angela Rogers, MD; Stanford University
  • Carolyn Calfee, MD; University of California San Francisco
  • John Reilly Jr., MD; University of Colorado
  • Mike Fessler, PhD; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Thomas Martin, MD; Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Faculty Development Series (Seminar 3)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7- 8 a.m.

“Strategies for Fellow and Early Career Faculty to get closer to Work / Life Balance”

Seminar Summary: The demands of working in academic medicine are strenuous, exacerbated by the challenge of having to choose between time for your work, your family and yourself. This seminar will provide valuable insight and practical real-life strategies on balancing family life while developing a successful academic career. This session will feature a panel of successful faculty with experience in work-life balance at both a personal and professional level. This session will be divided into two components. First, participants will hear strategies and perspective from the panel. Second, participants will engage one-on-one with panelists in an interactive discussion.

Moderator: Megan Ballinger, PhD; MITT Committee Member, The Ohio State University

Panel of Discussants:

  • Angela Wang, MD; Scripps Clinic Med Group
  • Joseph Keane, MD; St. James Hospital Dublin
  • Bethany Moore, PhD; University of Michigan
  • J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH; University of Washington
  • Monica Kraft, MD; University of Arizona

The ATS Junior Faculty Development Series was developed by the Members In Transition and Training (MITT) Committee.

Registration for the Faculty Development Series will be available in January 2017