Contact Office of Faculty Development

About Us

The U-M Medical School is committed to career development of its faculty, and offers a development program that will help faculty to better navigate the changing health care and research landscape.

The Office of Faculty Development has developed a comprehensive, competency-based curriculum to meet the challenges associated with research, teaching and managing in the academic health care environment. Development opportunities include courses with specific learning objectives, mentoring education and support, and on-site, customizable programs.

Skill-building workshops have been developed to help faculty:

  • Enhance teaching and interpersonal skills.
  • Improve research productivity.
  • Manage conflict.
  • Manage and lead in the laboratory or clinical settings.

This dynamic program is designed to enhance the experience and/or expertise of our faculty and to support their career progression.

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All questions and comments regarding Faculty Development offerings may be sent to UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) Building 400
1600 Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800


Leadership

Sonya Jacobs

Chief Organizational Learning Officer, U-M and Senior Director, Faculty & Leadership Development, Michigan Medicine

Laura Denton

Interim Director, Faculty Development

Whitney Williams

Assistant Director of Leadership Development

Carol Lee

Senior Advisor

Durga Singer

Faculty Advisor

Faculty Development Team

Kate Alber

Marketing & Communications Specialist

- Newsletter and advertising

- Print and web design

- Website administration

- Point of contact for external offerings for faculty

Christal Banks

Administrative Specialist for Sonya Jacobs

Danielle Dros

Program Manager

- Leadership development

- Executive coaching and mentoring

- Succession planning initiatives

Salem Negussie

Faculty Development Coordinator

- Logistical support of programs

Kenni Payne

Administrative Coordinator

- General Faculty Development inquiries

- Logistical support of programs

- Calendar support for Laura Denton and Whitney Williams

Molly Trusty

Program Manager

- Faculty Life Cycle

- Career Development

- Large-scale events

Tina Yu

Program Manager

- Professional development

- Health & well-being

- Scholarship & evaluation

- Organizational culture

- Research/research faculty initiatives