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

6319 Med Sci 1, A-Wing
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624


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Laura Denton

Director, Faculty Development

Whitney Williams

Assistant Director of Leadership Development

Rachel Yu

Administrative Assistant

- Administrative support to Laura Denton and Whitney Williams

- General office support

Communications & Marketing

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Kate Alber

Communications Manager

- Newsletters and advertising

- Print and web design

- Website administration

- Contact me if you'd like to share your event or resource with our faculty!

Programming Team

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Olivia Bollar

Program Manager

 - Succession planning

- Advancing Women in Academic Medicine Leadership Scholars Program (AWIAML)

- Leadership Summit for Women in Academic Medicine and Healthcare

- Leadership Development programming

- Micro Mentoring program

- Executive Coaching Program

- Leadership Academy

Sumer Keady

Program Coordinator

Logistical coordination of programs

Allison Romanowski

Program Manager

- Executive Coaching Program Lead

- Leadership Academy Lead

- Adaptive Leadership program

- Leadership Development programming

- Executive Coaching Engagements

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Molly Trusty

Program Manager

- Faculty Life Cycle

- Career Development

Tina Yu

Program Manager

- Professional development

- Health & well-being

- Scholarship & evaluation

- Organizational culture

- Research/research faculty initiatives