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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Contact Us

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

Sonya Jacobs
Chief Organizational Learning Officer
University of Michigan
Phone: (734) 615-3101
Laura Denton
Assistant Director
Phone: (734) 764-8629
Whitney Williams
Senior Project Manager
Phone:  (734) 764-2307
Carol Lee
Senior Advisor
Phone: 764-2941
Michaella Baker
Program Manager
Phone: (734) 936-6659
Kate Alber
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: (734) 936-1036

Molly Trusty
Faculty Development Coordinator
Phone: (734) 936-6011 

Christal Banks
Executive Assistant to Sonya Jacobs
Phone: (734) 615-3101

Durga Singer, MD
Faculty Lead