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Faculty Invited to Hear About UH, Baylor, UT Medical School Programs

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:40pm

Faculty at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston interested in enhancing their teaching and leadership skills are invited to attend a special presentation on professional development opportunities from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the Birdwell Classroom (Room 4330).

The informational session, sponsored by UTSD’s Office of Professional Development and Faculty Affairs, will feature representatives from the UT Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston.  

“Any faculty member who wants to enhance their understanding of educational methodology, improve their competence as an educator and/or become a more effective leader in their academic institution would benefit from participation in these programs,” said Karen Novak, DDS, PhD, associate dean for professional development and faculty affairs.

The presenters will discuss workshops, certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees related to health science education and other programs designed to enhance use of technology, course development and other skills. The presenters will include:

Allison Ownby, PhD, assistant dean for faculty development at UT Medical School, to discuss the Health Educators’ Fellowship Program, a joint initiative between the School of Dentistry, Medical School and UT School of Public Health.

Geeta Singhal, MD, MEd, associate director of the office of professional development at Baylor College of Medicine, to discuss educator workshops.

Bernard Robin, PhD, MEd and Sara McNeil, EdD, associate professors at UH’s College of Education, to discuss graduate and certificate programs related to health science education.