Training Opportunities

Leadership in Emerging Academic Departments (LEAD Program) - February 12, 2021

Are you a junior faculty member? Do you want to explore & develop your leadership potential?

Applications are sought for the annual Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Academy, sponsored by Conduits, the Institute for Translational Sciences and the Office of Faculty Development, in collaboration with Talent, Development & Learning.

Leadership skills are critical for the success of faculty at all stages of development and are of particular importance in the emerging landscape of Team Science. The curriculum includes modules in self-development, leading in challenging times, influence, negotiation, strategic vision, inspiring trust and valuing diversity.

This 12-month program is comprised of twice-monthly workshops, supplemented by online videos and resources, personal and peer coaching, and a leadership-focused Capstone Project.

Previous participants have reported these benefits of participating in the LEAD Program:

  • Made connections with peer leaders
  • Learned to identify and deal with what is holding me back
  • Discovered how to seek advantages and make opportunities
  • Became better equipped to manage conversations with hospital presidents, department chairs and CMOs
  • Developed the confidence to run for leadership positions I wouldn’t have considered before

Workshop sessions will be held twice monthly on Zoom. These will take place on Fridays from 11am – 1pm, starting April 9th 2021.

All classes are mandatory; nominations should come with assurance that Director, Chair and/or Division Chief will provide protected time for participation.

Find out more about the program here:

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

All Assistant Professors (MDs, DOs, PharmD, PhDs, MD/PhDs), Associate Professors and Instructors are eligible. Women and faculty who identify as underrepresented in science and medicine are encouraged to apply.

Applicants: The following materials must be submitted electronically through RedCap (see link below)

A completed online application should comprise:

  1. Letter of Nomination from Department Chair, Center/Institute Director or Division Chief.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.

Please complete the application form here:

Deadline: February 12th, 2021

Applicants will be considered by an Executive Committee. If you have any questions, please contact us: Janice Gabrilove, MD ( or Layla Fattah (

CLIC Education & Career Development Gateway

GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.


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