Lunch with a Program Officer (PO)
On Thursday May 8th, Junior Faculty had lunch with Susana Petanceska, Ph.D., Program Officer, National Institute on Aging.Attendees had the opportunity to discuss roles and responsibilities of the PO, the review process and the funding process. Dr. Petanceska was not only informative but she shared her enthusiasm for discovery with the faculty. Some of the questions covered were: Should I consult a program officer before submitting an application? To what study section should I submit my application? If my application misses the payline, can I get funded through selective pay? If I score outside the payline, should I resubmit or wait? If my NIH institute doesn’t fund my application, might another institute fund it? As a new investigator, should I apply for the smallest grant type? We look forward to Dr. Petanceska’s return in the Spring of 2015 where she will once again participate in a luncheon.
Clinical Research Resources Panel
On July 10th, 110 students, residents, faculty, and staff of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai gathered for a panel presentation in Davis Auditorium on "Careers in Clinical & Translational Research: Opportunities, Skillset and Challenges." The event was sponsored by the Office of Academic Development and Enrichment, the Center for Patient Oriented Research, Training, Education and Development (CePORTED), and the Office of Research Services.
The session was designed to provide an interactive forum to help attendees gain insight into the experiences and lessons learned by junior faculty as well as more seasoned clinical and translational researchers during the course of their career development. Panel members ranged across a wide variety of disciplines, and included Jeffrey Glassberg, MD, MA; Peter S. Heeger, MD; John Mascarenhas, MD; Stuart Scott, PhD, FACMG; Cardinale Smith, MD; and Rosalind Wright, MD.
Faculty Resources Fair
On August 15th, the Office of Academic Development and Enrichment hosted the 3rd Annual Faculty Resources Fair, an event designed to connect faculty of all ranks to the various administrative offices, educational resources, Centers of Research Excellence (COREs), and other organizations at Mount Sinai. An estimated 85 faculty attended this year's Fair, which featured over 25 participating groups, including Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, Levy Library, Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, and others.
Faculty Development Symposium
On October 30th, the 5th Annual Faculty Development Symposium began in Davis Auditorium, with a welcome address by Lakshmi Devi, PhD, Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment, welcoming the nearly 100 faculty present. Dr. Devi gave a brief overview of the Office of Academic Development and Enrichment and its mission, followed by a State of the School address by Dr. Dennis Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Subsequent sessions featured panel discussions on the event’s theme, “How to Get Promoted,” with breakouts for basic and clinical science faculty focused on preparing CVs and promotion packets. The event was broadcasted to all member hospitals via videoconference.