The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity promotes—and provides opportunities for—faculty to further their academic and professional development. Here are program opportunities and testimonials from our Faculty Development Professional Seminars.
- Farin Amersi, MD (Surgery) 2013
"The program was truly outstanding and helped me identify the personal and professional characteristics I need to develop for organizational and personal success. I would encourage all our women faculty at Cedars-Sinai to do this. It helps you set the groundwork to build a path to leadership."
- Odelia Cooper, MD (Medicine) 2014
"I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to interact and network with women from around the nation who are in positions similar to mine. The workshops I attended were of the highest caliber and empowered me to focus, develop and hone in on my own career development path. I have tremendous appreciation to you for supporting me in this critical step in my career in academic medicine."
- Irene Kim, MD (Surgery) 2015
"The conference was not only helpful in providing practical feedback on my personal career goals, but it also galvanized my effort to further my research and academic pursuits. I cannot thank you enough for supporting my participation at this excellent conference, which I would highly recommend to other Cedars-Sinai junior faculty."
- Heather Jones, MD (Medicine) 2016
"I never would have believed that 4 days could change my entire perspective and approach, but this workshop has done just that. I now know exactly what I need to be doing to be most effective in my research and my career, and I am inspired and invigorated to do so. I also have a new network of women like myself who are here in L.A. and across the country to whom I can reach out for support and collaborations. It was really wonderful."
- Carol Lin, MD (Orthopaedics) 2018
- Chrystal Reed, MD (Neurology) 2019
- Jose Limon-Tello, PhD (Biomedical Sciences) 2013
"The seminar was great. It offered a lot of useful and insightful information on early career development that I will personally use."
- Milton Little, MD (Surgery) 2014
"The experience was unparalleled, and I am grateful for the opportunity to attend."
- Kurlen Payton, MD (Pediatrics) 2015
- Gislaine Martins, PhD (Biomedical Sciences) 2016
"This AAMC seminar was a great opportunity to develop key professional competencies in academic leadership and to network with other professionals in academic medicine and I am grateful to the Cedars-Sinai Office of Faculty Development and Diversity the for the opportunity to attend."
- Maurice Garcia, MD (Surgery) 2017
- Jayoung Kim, PhD (Surgery) 2018
- Monica Mita, MD (Medicine); Margareta Pisarska, MD (OB-GYN) 2013
"This outstanding seminar was extremely valuable for me; the lectures and lessons learned allowed me to better understand the needed tools and skills for leadership, and to better define the goals and mission of our team and division."
- Deborah Clegg, PhD (Biomedical Sciences) 2014
- Lali Medina-Kauwe, PhD (Biomedical Sciences) 2015
"Thank you so much for recommending the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar to me and for supporting my attendance at this meeting in Austin, Texas. It was an invaluable experience, and I learned critical communication and organizational navigation skills that will no doubt augment my career development. The workshops were great. Hearing the perspective from, and networking with, other women at my level was hugely beneficial. I would definitely recommend this meeting to others."
- Teryl Nuckols, MD (Medicine) 2016
"Without exaggeration, the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Seminar was one of the most valuable conferences I have attended during my career. The speakers were top-notch, including female deans and other female leaders from around the country. They spoke at length and with great specificity about intangible factors that can contribute to success. While I have heard lectures on some of the topics before, I felt I understood much more clearly what was meant and how to act on the information. I came home with a long list of resources with which to pursue additional professional development. The meeting is set up so that almost every minute is scheduled with opportunities for growth, which makes it busy but contributes to its impact. The venue and food were terrific, and there were lots of opportunities to connect with peers from around the country."
- Shlee Song, MD (Neurology) 2018
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