Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
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   Programs and Resources for your Professional Development - October 2022

CFE October 2022 Faculty Spotlight

Join the CFE as we highlight Dr. Maram Alkhatib and Dr. Zareen Zaidi for their American Medical Association funded project, “Unpacking the stranger: Xenophobic Experiences of Arab Women in Academic Medicine.” Maram and Zareen discuss their project, the importance of mentoring, and what keeps them motivated at work. 

Read our full interview here with Maram and Zareen as they dive into the curation of their project from inception, their methodologies used, and how they received the AMA Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women grant.
Dr. Maram Alkhatib
Dr. Zareen Zaidi
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Congratulations to our SMHS Faculty Awarded at the GW Faculty Honors Ceremony

Left to Right: Dr. Kirsten Brown, Dr. Maranda Ward, Dr. Paige McDonald
Congratulations to our School of Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty who were presented awards at this years GW Faculty Honors Ceremony!
Dr. Kirsten Brown, MA, PhD  2020 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award
Dr. Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH 2021 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award
Dr. Paige McDonald, EdD, MA 2021 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award
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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to welcome the following new members to the Academy of Education Scholars

Anthony Artino, PhD - Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Rohini Ganjoo, PhD - Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies
Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji, PhD - Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Carol Rentas, PhD, MEd - Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD - Department of Medicine
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SMHS Scholarly Writing Program- Call for Applicants!

SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program
The GW SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence offers the “SMHS Scholarly Writing Program” (formerly called the Writing Institute) to help faculty meet their personal writing and scholarly career goals.
The SMHS Scholarly Writing Program follows a peer mentoring and coaching model that meets regularly for 6 months and culminates in the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The program consists of a structured curriculum to include modules from the Coursera Writing in the Sciences Course and assigned readings and pre-work from a writing for publication text that will be provided to all participants. Applications are due by November 30, 2022.
The SMHS Scholarly Writing Program requires the completion/submission of an application (attached) to select a limited number of participants. Review the SMHS Scholarly Writing page for more details on the program structure and how to apply.
Please reach out to the Center for Faculty Excellence ( with any questions about the SMHS Scholarly Writing Program.
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Open Now: Applications for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program!

Enhance your teaching skills, foster scholarship in education, and develop your leadership potential. Apply for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program (MTLDP)! All full-time basic science, clinical science and health sciences SMHS faculty involved in teaching are welcome to apply. 
The 22nd cohort will run from August 30th, 2023 - June 12th, 2024. Classes are every Wednesday from 12:30-5:00; in-person attendance to all classes is required. 
Applications will be accepted until January 6th, 2023. For more information on MTLDP, including application instructions and testimonials from graduates, visit our website:
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Teaching Essentials Series

The Teaching Essentials Series program is a series of one-hour workshops for scientists, clinicians, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students who want to learn more about key aspects of teaching and learning. Each session has a brief online component (video and application activity) followed by a 1-hour in-person session to dig deeper and apply concepts. Each session is held the last Monday of each month (Except for the December session). The next session is on November 28, 2022 on Writing Questions & Maximizing Learning in the Clinical Environment.
Session topics include:
  • Writing Questions - Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Maximizing Learning in the Clinical Environment - Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Balancing Teaching, Research, & Service - Monday, December 12, 2022
Please register for the Teaching Essentials Series workshop(s) here. To learn more please visit our website.
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SMHS Fall 2022 Anti-Racism Book Club

SMHS Anti-Racism Book Club
The GW SMHS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and Center for Faculty Excellence invite all SMHS faculty and staff to register and participate in our Fall 2022 Book Club discussion series on the book Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa.
This book club has one session each month until November, held virtually via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting. The last two sessions will be held on November 15th & 16th.
For further information, please reach out to Jalina Booker (

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Faculty Focused Resources & Events

Virtual Workshop: Learn How To Report Your NIH-funded Publications Using My Bibliography
November 10th, 2022 1:00-3:00 PM
This workshop introduces tips and tricks for use of NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities. To register for the workshop please visit the website.
Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2022 in Nashville, TN
The AAMC invites all interested in attending the Learn Serve Lead AAMC annual meeting from Nov. 11-15 in Nashville, TennesseeLearners and leaders can connect with like-minded peers and reignite the spark of collective learning. The event includes a distinguished lineup of speakers who will discuss a wide range of topics affecting the academic medicine community, leading to meaningful and impactful conversations. These speakers are invested in furthering and strengthening the education of current and future physicians and scientists, advancing biomedical research, and improving patient care through thought-provoking lectures and collaborative dialogues. All are welcome, no matter their experience. Registration is open.
Bootcamp for New Investigators in Clinical Research
Virtual Workshop
A series of four workshops on how to operationalize biologic clinical trials at GW and CNH. An emphasis on available programs, templates, and resources. Please view the flyer for more information on workshop topics. To register please contact Charlotte Hovland at or
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