Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Lectures

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center is committed to fostering and enhancing a diverse faculty. The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion at CUIMC offers resources and programs that aim to support the needs of its diverse faculty. It also partners with other offices, including the CUIMC Diversity Deans, Columbia University Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Work/Life, to offer special lectures, professional development programs, resources and networking opportunities. 

Programs:

CUIMC Mentorship Series for Diverse Faculty

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers a professional development seminar series designed to address the needs of underrepresented minority faculty at CUIMC. These programs include general career development, career-specific mentoring and general skill-building sessions. 

CV Clinic

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion sponsors a series of small group meetings for its diverse CUIMC faculty members. During these meetings, faculty have the opportunity to discuss academic career specifics with Dr. Anne Taylor, SrVP for Faculty Affairs and Career Development at CUIMC and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr. Robert Whittington, Assistant Dean for Academic Development, Faculty Diversity & Inclusion. The small group setting (a maximum of two to three faculty members per group) allows for more personalized discussion. Personal CVs are reviewed. 

CUIMC Leadership and Management Course for Faculty

The CUIMC Leadership and Management Course for Faculty is a four-day program designed for faculty who currently have leadership/management responsibilities or who wish to include these in their career goals. Participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary for current and future leadership positions in the academic health sciences by utilizing active learning methods, including case studies, discussion and the development of a personal project. Versions of this course are offered specicially for women and diverse faculty. 

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Columbia University and Work/Life Demands

This brown-bag session features a presentation and discussion led by the associate provost and director of Work/Life on the work/life policies, benefits, services and programs available at Columbia University.

Sponsored by the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty.

Program Materials:

Slide Presentation

Resources:

Office of Work/Life Website

Group Coaching Program for Women Faculty

This program is designed to help women faculty collaborate and develop strategies to address gender related issues in the workplace irrespective of career path through the use of case studies.

Sponsored by the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty. 

CUIMC Peer Mentorship Series for LGBTQ Faculty

This series provides diverse faculty with general career development, career-specific mentoring and general skill building sessions in a peer-to-peer discussion setting.

Lectures:

John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture Series

Dr. John Lindenbaum was a widely acclaimed hematologist, gifted teacher, great mentor, and an integral part of then Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His interests went well beyond medicine. He cared deeply about societal inequities and injustices and in medicine in particular. Just before his death in June 1997, he bestowed a gift to what is now Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish an annual lecture given by a distinguished diverse scientist. This lecture series has provided the VP&S community with the opportunity to host diverse scientists from all over the country, while honoring his commitment to equality and justice in medicine and society at large.

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Columbia Science and Health Equity Lecture Series

This lecture series is part of the recommendations made by the CUIMC Task Force for Addressing Structural Racism and aims to increase the focus on racial/ethnic health disparities and solutions research, as well as training/nurturing future researchers for this work. This series brings together distinguished scientists and scholars from within the Columbia community and from other institutions whose work focuses on key aspects of health inequity.

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LGBTQ Initiatives

A special series focusing on the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

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Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Annual Lecture

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty offers a variety of faculty-driven programs and opportunities that target the specific needs of women faculty. Among these programs, the VKFS annual lecture provides the entire CUIMC community with the opportunity to hear directly from women leaders from a variety of professional fields on their perspectives on and experiences with success and leadership.

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CUIMC Women in Science Lecture Series

A special series for women in science.

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Past Lectures:

"Leadership Pathways for Women Faculty: Strategies for Navigating Uncertain Times"

December 8, 2020

This program includes a panel discussion of senior women faculty leaders and facilitated peer mentoring sessions that focus on discussing the challenges of academic leadership and advancement for women in general and in particular during the pandemic as well as developing strategies for advancement in various career paths.

Sponsored by:

  • CUIMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity Inclusion
  • Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty
  • VP&S Office for Women and Diverse Faculty

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Video recording

ASPIRE! Lecture Series

ASPIRE! is a group of seven diverse yet like-minded, scientific peers. Born out Columbia’s KL2 Mentored Career Development Award, they are highly motivated to support the development of the peer experiences for academic teams. Their mission is to provide peer coaching for advancement of gender and racial equity among academic research faculty and leadership.

Sponsored by: 

  • VP&S Office for Women and Diverse Faculty
  • Office for Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion
  • VP&S Office for Research
  • The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • ASPIRE!

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“Scientific Workforce Diversity: NIH Approach to Inclusive Excellence”

August 18, 2020

Speaker: 

  • Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC,Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health, Senior Investigator, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Sponsored by:

  • The CUIMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion
  • The CUIMC Diversity Deans
  • The VP&S Office for Women and Diverse Faculty

Video Recording

 

Special Guest Lecture at CUIMC by Lee C. Bollinger

October 20, 2015

Speaker:

  • Lee C. Bollinger, President and Seth Low Professor of the University

Sponsored by:

  • Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and of Medicine
  • Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health
  • Dean of the School of Nursing
  • Dean of the College of Dental Medicine
  • CUIMC Deans for Diversity
  • Office of the SVP for Faculty Affairs and Career Development at CUIMC
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

A Special Performance by Members of the SPHINX Virtuosi Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music

October 12, 2015

Sponsored by:

  • The Columbia University Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
  • NewYork-Presbytarian Hospital
  • CUIMC Office of the Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development
  • Columbia University Office of University Life

"A Framework for Health Care Disparities Research"

Sponsored by:

  • The Office of Academic Affairs, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

"Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering: The Future"

April 8, 2014

Speaker:

  • Cato T Laurencin, MD, PhD, University Professor, Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, Director of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering, Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, The University of Connecticut

Sponsored by:

  • The Office of Academic Affairs, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

For more information, please email: Office_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu