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 - February 2024

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. Applications are open: AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar (EWIMS)
  2. Call for Proposals: Medical and Health Sciences Education Research Grants
  3. SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars Upcoming Event & Sessions
  4. Register for the Clara Bliss Hinds Society Negotiation Discussion
  5. Fall 2023 Individualized Master's of Arts in Education and Human Development Graduates
  6. Tips for Effective Pre-Work
  7. GW Academic Medical Enterprise Bicentennial Excellence Awards
  8. CFE SMHS February Faculty Spotlights - Dr. Andrew Choi
Faculty Focused Resources
  • Congratulations to Dr. Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH being published in the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • CFE Faculty Support Office Hours
  • SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club
  • AAMC IDEAS Webinars - Developing the Next Generation of Physicians as Policy Advocates to Advance Health Equity
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) - Free resource for faculty

Applications are open: AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar (EWIMS)

The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar (EWIMS) application portal is now open! The EWIMS is designed for women physicians and scientists with a minimum of two years of experience (July 2022) as an Assistant Professor and are pursuing academic promotion and leadership roles. The application is on a “first come, first serve” basis, and will be open until Friday, March 8, 2024, 5:00 pm EST.  Please note that institutional support (e.g., letter from division chief or department chair) is not required for the application.
As part of our commitment to promoting the advancement of women within the GW Medical Enterprise, the CBH Society will be working with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to facilitate the process. SMHS can financially support one candidate to attend the upcoming session in July. To be considered for support by the Office of Faculty Affairs, we are asking applicants to do the following:
Prior to submission:
  • Submit application form and CV for review to CBH Executive Committee by Monday March 4th (not required but encouraged)
  • Notify the CBH Executive Committee of intent to apply by emailing no later than the application due date above (required)
If selected:
  • Notify CBH Executive Committee via email within one week of acceptance (required)
  • Commit to giving a CBH Society presentation on EWIMS content in AY2024-2025 (required)
Because the AAMC determines the final selection of attendees, we cannot guarantee acceptance to the program OR financial support for all applicants. However, we will work with all applicants to optimize selection chances.
For any questions, please reach out to the CBH Executive Committee ( or to the Chair, Dr. Kirsten Brown (

SMHS CFE Call for Proposals: Medical and Health Sciences Education Research Grants

The Center for Faculty Excellence would like to invite all interested regular and active status SMHS faculty to submit an education research proposal for up to $15,000 for one project.  Proposals are due April 10, 2024
For more information on the proposal requirements and funding details please visit our website.
SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars
AES MedEdMentor Virtual Session
Register for the MedEdMentor
CHEERS Education Research Consultation 

April 22nd, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm)
CHEERS is a way for students, trainees, and faculty to receive interprofessional and interdisciplinary peer consultations for education projects, conference abstracts/presentations, and manuscripts. Presenters will have a choice between an in-person or virtual format to present their ideas. Please fill out this form if you are interested in a consultation. This consultation can be on a planned submission, an already submitted abstract (waiting for a response), planned grants, or rejected grants!  See the full advertisement here.

If you're interested, please feel free to join us. You don't have to present; you can simply listen or provide your thoughts and insights.
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Clara Bliss Hinds Society Negotiation Discussion

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Congratulations to the Fall 2023 Individualized Master of Arts in Education and Human Development Graduates

Each graduate completed a research project, listed below:
  • E-beth Hubbard, MD: Creating an Operating Code: PHM Team Formation Practices, advised by Dr. Ellen Goldma
  • Seiji Ito, MD: Organizational Factors to Support Collaborative Care in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Programs, advised by Dr. Pavan Zaveri
  • Tahira Lodhi, MD: Faculty Experience of the Coaching Program, advised by Dr. Joe Bocchino
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Tips for Effective Pre-Work

Do you need help motivating your students to complete pre-work that can enhance their learning? Check out this one-pager at One of the primary references for this one-pager is research conducted by Dr. Nicole DeVaul from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at SMHS, GWU, and Dr. Ellen Goldman from the Graduate School of Education. Their research article, "The Medical Student Experience With Prework," published in the Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, explores the factors influencing GW SMHS medical students' motivation to complete pre-work. Be sure to check out both resources and if you need help identifying pre-work your students will be motivated to do, feel free to contact
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CFE February Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Andrew Choi

Dr. Andrew Choi
Join the CFE as we highlight Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC, MSCCT, who discusses his journey and role within the Division of Cardiology as the Co-Director of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging and clinical lead for the GW Lipid Program. Andrew highlights his recent panel discussion on Staying Heart Healthy and the future of the field of cardiology. Read the full interview here.
Do you know of a GW faculty or staff member who demonstrates excellence in supporting teaching & learning, career development, leadership development, or educational research? Please complete this brief form to tell us more about it.
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Faculty Focused Resources

Academy Scholar Published in American Academy of Pediatrics

Academy of Education Scholars member Dr. Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH, Assistant Professor & Director of Equity, Clinical Research & Leadership, and colleagues recently published in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Be sure to check it out and congratulations Maranda and the team!
Do you need help designing an educational session or using a new teaching technology? Come to our CFE Faculty Support Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with the CFE Instructional Designer

Teddy Hristov, the CFE Senior Instructional Designer, will hold weekly office hours starting in October to support faculty. These office hours are designated for discussing and practicing the best use of educational technology and pedagogical teaching/learning methods. 

If this day and time does not work for you, please schedule an appointment directly with Teddy,
SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club
Register for the session(s)
The AAMC IDEAS Learning Webinars are free resources for registered members. AAMC membership is also free.  The IDEAS Learning Webinars are led by experts to provide "comprehensive, reliable information." These educational series are helpful to health and medical faculty, staff, and students who want to be proactive in their efforts to foster inclusive environments and promote equity in medical schools. The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Series page outlines all recorded webinars, upcoming sessions, and additional resources.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The George Washington University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in successful career transitions. For more information and to activate your free personal NCFDD membership, click on this link
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