This conference is designed for junior health care professionals, particularly HMS minority junior faculty and fellows, to address issues related to professional and career advancement in academic medicine and the public health arena, to engage health care professionals in leadership and health policy training and network building, and to expose minority health professionals, students, residents, staff and individuals from community agencies and organizations to health care issues impacting minority populations.


The conference will include presentations focusing on minority health research, health disparities and health policy, keynote addresses, panel discussions on leadership, legislation, advocacy and influence, diversity, and elements of success in academic medicine. Two full-day career development-training sessions are planned for alumni health policy fellows and current HMS junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows.

2010 Leadership and Faculty Development Conference

General Overview

OverviewSuccess in academic medicine requires today’s clinicians and researchers to be fully prepared as leaders and as scientists. Successful leaders know how to manage their own visibility within an organization, build trust and credibility, advocate effectively for issues of concern, and translate community-based interests and activities into academic scholarship.

This Conference will provide HMS junior faculty, clinical fellows, and research fellows with information and skills needed for professional and career advancement in academic medicine, and specifically advancement within the Harvard Medical School Community.

AudienceThis conference is geared toward junior faculty, clinical fellows, and research fellows.

Continuing EducationHarvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the Office for Diversity and Community PartnershipThe Office for Diversity and Community Partnership (DCP) at HMS was created to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of under-represented minority faculty at HMS and to oversee all diversity activities involving HMS faculty, trainees, students and staff. The DCP Minority Faculty Development Program was designed to support the career development of junior faculty and to address pipeline issues, including developing minority students’ interest in careers in science and medicine, promoting medical students, graduate students, and fellows to develop the needed skills for success in the academic field, and advancing the career development of junior faculty.




Sponsors: Co-Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy; California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University; Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy; Center for Faculty Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Office for Minority Career Development, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Division of Minority Affairs, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance; Office of Faculty Development, Children's Hospital Boston; The Initiative to Eliminate Health Disparities, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center; Multicultural Affairs Office, Massachusetts General Hospital

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