Programs & Awards

Rudi Ansbacher Advancing Women in Academic Medicine Leadership Scholars Program

The University of Michigan Medical School’s Rudi Ansbacher Advancing Women in Academic Medicine Leadership Scholars Program is an 18-month leadership development program originally designed to accelerate the development of women for senior leadership positions in academic medicine and healthcare. It is open to all those in leadership roles who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting the advancement of women. The program will provide individuals with insights about their leadership strengths and challenges to facilitate self-awareness and opportunities for growth. This program was developed in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development, Linkage, Inc., and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. 


Advancing Professional Excellence (APEX) Program for Mid-Career Faculty

The goal of this program is to focus on enhancing the mid-career faculty experience and provide support for them to engage in the next level of career excellence. There are a number of initiatives underway that are geared toward newly-promoted and more experienced Associate Professors, such as:

Mid-Career Faculty Symposium

Resources for Large-Scale Grants

Research Network Stimulus


Launch Committees

The goal of a Launch Committee is to provide advice, information and encouragement to new faculty, within a confidential and positive atmosphere. Committees will assist the launchee from the beginning of their first year as faculty at Michigan by regularly meeting with them every other month for one year.