Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to the lifelong professional development and academic success of all Medical School faculty members. Several programs, supported and sponsored by OFA, are designed to support faculty with grant writing and manuscript preparation. The following programs are currently being offered:


Academic Health Center NIH Proposal Preparation Program (P3)

This program is designed for early-career, assistant professor faculty members in the Academic Health Center who are preparing their first K- or R-series grant proposal. Over the course of 11 two-hour sessions, participants prepare drafts of their proposal sections and critique each other's written materials. This program is offered three times annually to coincide with the fall, winter and summer NIH deadlines. Space is limited. Click here for more information and upcoming offerings.

Path to Publication: A Workshop on Preparing Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

This interactive, half-day workshop is designed for Medical School faculty who have minimal to moderate experience in writing for peer-reviewed journals. This workshop is offered twice annually, typically in December and April. Click here for more information and upcoming offerings.

Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring Program

Additionally, the Office of Faculty Affairs supports the Medical School's Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring (HELM) program. HELM was launched in 2014 with a goal of enhancing the academic excellence and leadership capacity of diverse faculty and health disparities researchers at the University. The program addresses the challenges that trainees from minority and underrepresented groups, as well as other faculty whose research addresses health equity may face. A new cohort of HELM fellows is selected annually to participate in the program.

Please visit http://z.umn.edu/helm for more information, or contact Thaddeus Unold via phdr@umn.edu.