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Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development provides opportunities at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine for faculty to enhance their repertoire of skills with a focus on career enhancement, leadership skill development, mentoring, and work-life integration.

Each year our office sponsors several faculty members to attend conferences such as the AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, and the AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar.

Professional development programming also occurs throughout the year. Examples of past programs include: Forming and Sustaining a Successful Research Team, Getting Promoted at SLU School of Medicine, Prepare More Successful Oral Presentations, and Negotiation: Conflict Resolution and Gender Bias.

For more information on future programming and conference sponsorship, be on the lookout for emails from our office.

Faculty Development Sessions


  • Clinical Practice
  • COVID-19
  • Medical Education
  • Research
  • Career Development
  • Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Office of Professional Oversight
  • SLU's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS)
  • The Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Research Institute 
  • Bander Center 

Clinical Practice

The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Clinicians
Farzana Hoque, M.D. - April 23, 2021

Dragon Dictation Demo
Cheri Greer, Matthew Zimmie, M.D. - April 15, 2021

Improving Population Health & Access to Health Care through Telehealth 
Andrew Solomon, M.P.H. - April 15, 2021

Targeting Potassium Channel in Cancer: From Cell Signaling to Precision Medicine
Saverio Gentile, Ph.D. - April 15, 2021

Ethics Is Not Just For Ethicists: How Medicine and Palliative Care Practice Clinical Ethics Everyday
Kimbell Kornu, M.D., Ph.D. - Feb. 19, 2021

Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error
Philip Vaidyan, M.D. - Feb. 5, 2021

Communication From In-Person Encounters to Telehealth
Lina Maria Toledo-Franco, M.D. - Oct. 30, 2020

De-escalating the Angry Caretaker or Teen
Shermini Saini, M.D. - Aug. 26, 2020
Kellie Sandman, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N.

What's Next After Your Patient Screens Positive for Over Use Disorders: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support for Adolescents in St. Louis in 2020
Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support for Adolescents in St. Louis in 2020
Fred Rottnek, M.D. - Aug. 12, 2020
Free Online Naloxone/Narcan Training for Opioid Overdose Reversals

Disaster Preparation, Lessons Learned
Rachel Charney, M.D. - July 24, 2020


mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: What do We Know and What We Don't We Know
Robert Belshe, M.D. - Jan. 7, 2021

Finding Immunity: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine at SLU
SLU Research Institute and Office of Alumni Engagement - Sept. 25, 2020

School Transitions in a COVID-19 World
Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D. - Sept. 9, 2020
Annie Garner, Ph.D.

Importance of Vaccines for Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dan Hoft, M.D. - Aug. 21, 2020

Coagulopathy and COVID
Martin Schoen, M.D., M.P.H. - Aug. 14, 2020

Developments and SLU Research on COVID-19
Vaccines, Clinical Trials, and SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing
T. Scott Isbell, Ph.D. - July 24, 2020
Sharon Frey, M.D.

Medical Education

Student Education & Evaluation SOS: Support Our Students (Best)
Jennifer Heithaus, M.D. - July 21, 2021
Marta King, M.D., M.Ed.

Enhancing Your Zoom Teaching Techniques from a Medical Perspective
Michele Tanz,  D.N.P. - July 14, 2021
Donna Jett, M.S. Ed.

Active Learning in a Virtual Space 
Neal Weber, M.S., Ed., Lynda Morrison, Ph.D., John R. Martin, III, Ph.D. - July 8, 2020


Secondary Data for Clinical and Outcomes Research: Moving from Idea Generation to Publication
Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D., M.S.W - Oct. 29, 2020

Career Development

"Navigating the SLU School of Medicine's Promotion Process"
Jane McHowat, Ph.D. - April 8, 2021

Navigating Success as a Woman in Academic Medicine: A Perspective
Roslyn B. Mannon, M.D. - Mar. 5, 2021

Using Social Media as a Tool to Further Your Career
Daniela Hermelin, M.D. - Jan. 27, 2020

Getting Promoted at SLU SOM
Andy Griesenauer, Lia Lowrie, M.D., Sharon Frey, M.D., Jane McHowat, Ph.D.
May 29, 2019

Writing Letters of Recommendation
Maureen Lyons, M.D. - Dec. 18, 2019


2020 GME Wellness Champion Retreat
"Diversity: Dialogues for Wellness" - Nov. 11, 2020

Examining Our Perspectives on Wellness and Resilience: It's Not Just Yoga, I Promise
Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D. - Jan. 22, 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cultivating Personal and Professional Resiliance 
Daniel Blash, Ph.D. - June 13, 2021

Healthcare Disparities, Mental Health: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jeanne Dickens, M.D. - Aug. 26, 2020

Diversity 4.0 (Action) Facilitating Diversity
Daniel Blash, Ph.D. - Aug. 7, 2020

Cultural Competence
Daniel Blash, Ph.D. - Aug. 5, 2020

Understanding: An Exploration of Unconscious Bias
Daniel Blash, Ph.D. - June 19, 2020

Exploring Diversity in Academic Medicine
Daniel Blash, Ph.D. - Dec. 19, 2019

Office of Professional Oversight

Defining & Exploring Professionalism in the Learning Environment
Lisa Israel, M.Ed - April 5, 2021

Is It Feedback or Mistreatment? Establishing Expectations and Providing Feedback in Today's Learning Environment
- PowerPoint slides
Lisa Israel, M.Ed - Feb. 10, 2020

Intergenerational Approaches to Professionalism
Lisa Israel, M.Ed - Feb. 21, 2019

Understanding the Difference Between Sexual Harassment and Professionalism
Michelle Lewis and Lisa Israel - May 9, 2019

SLU's Women in Medicine and Science

Wellness for Women through Inclusion and Equity
Passcode: 5+E8su2p
Susan Thompson Hingle, M.D. - May 17, 2021

From the Faculty's Mouth: An Overview of the Faculty's Perceptions of COVID-19 Institutional Changes
Cindy Bitter, M.D. and Megan Ferber, Ph.D. - May 13, 2021

Establishment of an Office of Professional Oversight at Saint Louis University School of Medicine: A Deeper Dive Into Utilization and Themes Present 
Lisa Israel and Jane McHowat, Ph.D. - April 21, 2021

Nutrition for a Stressed Day
Abigail Frech, R.D.N., L.D.N. - Feb. 26, 2021

2020 SWIMS (Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science)
Passcode: 9eRKL%K9 
Alicia Monroe, M.D. - Sept. 16, 2020

A History of Women in Medicine
Marc Bernstein, M.D. - Jan. 23, 2020

Management Styles Based on Personality Type
Gina Yosten, Ph.D. -  June 7, 2019

The Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Research Institute

"Exploration of Disparities in Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Using a Nationally Distributed Sample"
Megan F. Ferber, Ph.D. - June 17, 2021

“A Case-Crossover Design to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of OUD Medications in the Context of Co-Prescribed Psychiatric Medications”
Richard Grucza, Ph.D. - May 20, 2021

"Disparities in Physical Therapy Utilization and Time to Utilization between African American and White Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain"
Gretchen Salsich, PT, Ph.D., Tim Chrusciel, MPH, Randy Richter, PT, Ph.D., Tricia Austin, PT, ATC, Ph.D., Jeffrey Scherrer, PhD. - April 15, 2021

"The AHEAD Advantage: How to Optimize the Research Project Life-Cycle"
Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D. - March 18, 2021

"Depression and Buprenorphine Treatment in Patients with Non-Cancer Pain and Prescription Opioid Dependence without Comorbid Substance Use Disorders"
Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D. - Feb. 18, 2021

Bander Center

How to do Well and Good in Medicine - Developing Skills for Values-Driven Leadership
Ira Bedzow, MA, Ph.D. - Mar. 12, 2021

Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics 2020 Webinar Series