The workshops below may be of particular interest for clinical faculty. However, all faculty are welcome to attend.

Teaching Skills Workshops

12 Tips for Teaching Clinical Reasoning

-- Dr. Paul Aronowitz

After completing this module, the learner will be able to: (1) Identify key strategies for promoting improvement in clinical reasoning in learners; (2) Understand core approaches to teaching clinical reasoning through “compare and contrast” questioning of learners; and (3) Understand strategies for “diagnosing the learner" when learners struggle to collect patient histories and laboratory data and reason to a diagnosis.

**0.5 CME Credits are available for this course.

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Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning, Interprofessional Education

This session discusses teaching/learning science and provides the foundational concepts needed to optimize student learning and engagement as well as attain course and programmatic learning outcomes. In the first class of the ITSP series we will introduce the fundamentals of curriculum development, instructional strategy, and assessment and evaluation of learning. Furthermore, we will explore the value and implementation of interprofessional education.

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Epistemology and Learning Taxonomies

This session is comprised of short, topic based, online modules that explore the concept of epistemology (the study of the nature of knowledge acquisition) and several learning taxonomies to designed to help educators to deliver teaching that supports long-term learning.

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Writing Learning Objectives and Creating Blueprint

Writing learning objectives is an important step in curriculum development and is required for syllabi and accreditation. This session will provide the skills needed to craft simply stated learning objectives that clearly outline what will be learned.

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Curriculum Development: Classes, Courses and Programs

This session will provide fundamental approaches to assessing and evaluating student learning. Participants will learn about assessment tools and techniques as well as strategies for answering the essential question of assessment and evaluation, “how do we know that students are learning what we think we are teaching?”

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Assessment and Evaluation of Learning and Programs

This session will provide fundamental approaches to assessing and evaluating student learning. Participants will learn about assessment tools and techniques as well as strategies for answering the essential question of assessment and evaluation, “how do we know that students are learning what we think we are teaching?”

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Education Equity and Inclusive Classrooms

This session will explore best and promising practices in teaching and learning. We discuss how instructors can ensure that health professions students, at UC Davis, feel valued and included so that they can not only survive their education but thrive. Participants will explore concepts like stereotype threat, internalized bias, microaggressions and imposter syndrome and strategies for how to mitigate these experiences for students.

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Principles of Learner-Centered Teaching

This session will discuss how to maximize learning by balancing power in learning environments, motivating students to become actively engaged in and responsible for their learning, and strategies for focusing on what will be learned rather than what will be taught.

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Student Advocacy, Mentoring and Mitigating Mistreatment

This session is comprised of several online units that are focused on student success. Faculty will learn how to advocate for and mentor a diversity of students with differing learning and mentoring needs. We will also explore ways to mitigate student mistreatment at both the individual and institutional levels.

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Cultural Humility and the Interruption of Scripts of Racial Inequality

In this session we will make visible often unspoken social scripts we hole for “The Other” and for ourselves that may impact our encounters and service to others. (If we can see it, we can confront it, interrupt it, and potentially transform it). We will outline key components of Cultural Humility as an approach to interrupt these scripts of inequality. Finally, we will distinguish between Diversity Training, Cultural Competence Education, and Identity Work.

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Stanford Faculty Development Program in Clinical Teaching

A half-day Faculty Development Workshop on Clinical Teaching will be given through the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine: Participants will be introduced to an educational framework with a focus on the following areas: The Learning Climate, Promotion of Understanding and Retention, and Feedback. The sessions will be delivered using a combination of short didactics, video review of actual teaching sessions, and reflective exercise.

Instructor: Mithu Molla, M.D., M.B.A.

Coming soon, date TBD

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Mobile Summer Institutes On Scientific Teaching

Based on the nationally acclaimed Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching, the Mobile Summer Institutes is a five-day location-specific offering hosted at UC Davis for our faculty educators.

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Research Skills Workshops

Graduate Mentoring Workshops: Growing as a Community: Coping in Uncertain Times

Virtual discussion hosted by Hendry Ton, MS, MD, Rahim Reed, MPA, MSW, JD, & Mercedes Piedra, MS

About this Event
As our communities grapple with the historic social injustices across our nation, it’s critical to hear from our leaders about the importance of adopting an equity and anti-racism lens to aid in the healing and well-being of our communities.

Featured guests:
Hendry Ton, MS, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at UC Davis Health
Rahim Reed, MPA, MSW, JD, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for the Office for Campus Community Relations, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UC Davis
Mercedes Piedra, MS, Director for Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health

Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 12 - 1 p.m. for the next installment in our series - Growing as a Community: Coping in Uncertain Times. We will discuss the following:

  • Using the Principles of Community as a guide to fortify our resilience
  • Valuing our differences to bridge gaps and build togetherness
  • Using the essence of community to find strength as a collective

Presented by: Faculty Development

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Graduate Mentoring Workshops: And the Winner Is: Supportive Response to the Distressed Graduate Student

This workshop is for faculty who want to foster skills for responding to their graduate mentees’ stress during the election season. Participants will gain understanding of election stress, develop an effective approach to support students distressed by the election, and learn how to connect students with mental health resources.

Presented by: Faculty Development, Graduate Studies

Link: ucdavis.zoom.us…

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Graduate Mentoring Workshops: Navigating Conflicts for Successful Collaboration

Conflicts are a normal but can be handled either constructively or destructively. In this interactive workshop, hosted by Ombuds and Graduate Studies, faculty will examine their own communication and conflict styles and learn how to better address concerns as they emerge. The workshop will cover strategies for faculty to enhance collaboration with mentees and prevent, identify, and work through misunderstandings and conflicts with graduate students.

Presented by: Faculty Development, Graduate Studies

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Graduate Mentoring Workshops: Supporting First-Gen Graduate Students: A Panel

Faculty will hear from a panel of current UC Davis first-gen graduate students on their experiences in graduate school and ways mentors could best support them as they navigate graduate school. Slande Erole, former Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean and Chancellor, will share her First-Generation Graduate Student Initiative and key resources and then faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions of the graduate student panelists.

Presented by: Faculty Development, Graduate Studies

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Advising Graduate Students Conference: Remote Advising in Unprecedented Times

Speakers

  • Dr. Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor - Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, UC Davis Graduate Studies
  • Slande Erole - Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Chancellor, Political Science PhD Candidate

Session Moderator: Wallace Woods - AGS Steering Committee, Senior Academic Advisor, UC Davis Graduate Studies

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Advising Graduate Students Conference: Inclusion, Bias, Allyship, and Upstanding

Speaker: Dr. Pablo Reguerín - Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. UC Davis

Session Moderator: Brad Wolf - AGS Steering Committee, Senior Academic Advisor, UC Davis Graduate Studies

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Advising Graduate Students Conference: Resilience Building

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Milgram will speak on the power of resilience-building for graduate students, but also for faculty and staff advisors as well. The session will provide strategies for navigating stressful times and emphasize the importance of community and self-care. As we prepare for another academic year of challenges, this session will promote ways our graduate education community can face adversity and promote a culture of support and wellness on campus.

Session Moderator: Elizabeth Sturdy - AGS Co-Chair, Director of Advising and Mentoring, UC Davis Graduate Studies

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NIH OITE: Tips for Effective Conversations

Offered by the NIH OITE. Discusses best practices for communication with mentees.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences: Culturally Aware Mentorship

Sherilynn Black, Ph.D., and Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., describe the value of cultural awareness in mentorship. They also review highlights from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on effective mentorship and discuss resources on culturally aware mentorship for mentors and mentees.

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Maximizing Mentoring Relationships

Led by Sharon Milgram of the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education, this workshop provides best practices in mentorship including topics such as setting expectations, stereotype threat, and imposter syndrome. Focus is on mentorship of undergraduates, however the information is relevant to all mentors.

Presented by: GradPathways Institute

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COVID-19: Coping as a Community (online workshops)

Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, the UC Davis Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and its collaborating partners organized a webinar series with Dr. Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S. as well as several special guests.

Presented by: UC Davis Health

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Supporting Students with Disabilities in an Online Environment

Student Disability Center (SDC) faculty forum conducted for the College of Biological Sciences on 03-26-2020.

Presented by: Student Disability Center

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Supporting Yourself and Your Trainees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Offers tips and tricks on how to manage stress and mentorship needs during Covid-19.

Presented by: NIH OITE

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2020 Grant Writing Bootcamp

The highly-interactive GWB is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of (and facility with) the grant writing process, covering everything from finding funding to managing time, writing drafts, and soliciting feedback. Suitable for researchers and creative practitioners of all disciplines and skill levels, participants who complete this series will walk away with a rough draft of the grant proposal of their choice.

Presented by: Faculty Development

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Data Management Considerations for Clinical Trials (Applied Statistics for Translational Researchers Series)

This seminar will cover data management considerations for clinical research an d the need for team science approaches. The selection of appropriate  database software to manage a study will be presented along with some of  the special considerations for clinical trials, including biomarker-driven adaptable designs. Data coordinating center operations and infrastructure for larger, national clinical trials will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the transdisciplinary nature of and the needed components for data management of clinical research data
  • Identify some of the pitfalls of using inappropriate software to manage clinical data 
  • Understand unique data operation requirements for clinical trials

This seminar series is supported by the following NIH-funded centers: CTSC, MIND IDDRC, Cancer Center, and EHS.

Presented by: CTSC

Instructor: Bradley Pollock, Ph.D.

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Faculty Development

Global Engagement in a COVID-19 World: Global Affairs Grants, Opportunities, and Resources for Faculty

Global Affairs offers opportunities, funding, and resources that support UC Davis faculty in achieving their academic, research, and service goals in every corner of the world. Topics for discussion will include funding opportunities for globally-oriented research, making classes more responsive to global challenges (like COVID-19), finding global collaborators, and creating projects that have a global footprint.

In these unprecedented times, we are all doing our best to manage our work and those with whom we work and support. Academic Affairs offers expert-led programs, our bag lunch workshops, which provide information and resources to support you and your work with a special focus in some of the offerings during these challenging times when we are working mostly remote and managing multiple priorities. Please see the Faculty Bag Lunch Series page for more information. Sessions continue to be added to the site, so we recommend checking back on this page regularly.

Presented by: Academic Affairs

Target Audience: UC Davis Health faculty

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Faculty Development

Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students and Scholars Remotely

If you are struggling to keep your research group moving forward during the pandemic, wondering how to help graduate students succeed in a remote research and writing environment, or assessing how to best orient a new Postdoc to UC Davis, we have a session to help with these pieces. Hear from fellow faculty and campus experts on how to successfully adjust your mentoring to remote contexts. Topics for discussion will include helping students re-tool their dissertations, supporting students struggling with mental health issues, and advising students and scholars who are still getting their bearings. Key ideas and resources will be shared to help support your work with graduate students and scholars remotely.

In these unprecedented times, we are all doing our best to manage our work and those with whom we work and support. Academic Affairs offers expert-led programs, our bag lunch workshops, which provide information and resources to support you and your work with a special focus in some of the offerings during these challenging times when we are working mostly remote and managing multiple priorities. Please see the Faculty Bag Lunch Series page for more information. Sessions continue to be added to the site, so we recommend checking back on this page regularly.

Presented by: Academic Affairs

Target Audience: UC Davis Health faculty

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Annual Grant Writing Symposium

Each spring the UC Davis Health Office of Research Grants Facilitation Team brings their multiple years of experience as researchers, authors, editors, manuscript reviewers, grantees, grant reviewers, NIH scientific review officer, NIH program officer, and patent holders to offer a one-day symposium on research grant writing.

This symposium (designed for faculty, researchers and post-docs) will focus on the basics of getting started in grant writing and maintaining success. The continual challenges to personal bandwidth, changes in funding, and grant funding policy affect both new investigators starting out and the experienced investigators who serve as mentors.

Workshop goals:

  • Finding information and help when you need it
  • What needs to be managed throughout the process: pre-submission, submission, post-submission
  • Keeping up with the new policies on human subjects and clinical trials
  • Knowing the grant mechanisms for each level of development and circumstance
  • Gaining a competitive edge when writing the proposal
  • Understanding what just happened: summary statements, funding lines, and the response to reviews
  • Building your personalized approach to grant writing and funding to include how to use the information in this symposium, self-review, working with a team, working with a mentor

Presented by: UC Davis Health Grants Facilitation Team

Co-sponsored by: UC Davis Health Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)

Audience: Open to all faculty and postdoctoral scholars

Our 2020 symposium was held on May 7, 2020. The date of the 2021 symposium has not been set yet.


Scientific Writing for Publication

Asked to describe what he did for a living, an academic colleague thought about it for a moment and said, “I’m a scientific writer.” Without discounting the other things health sciences faculty do, writing is surprisingly central.

In this seminar, we will discuss the whys and hows of academic publishing. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why publish
  • What editors are looking for
  • Writing tips Insights into the editorial process
  • How to get attention for your work

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to review materials submitted and reviewed by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, where the instructor was Co-Editor-in-Chief from 2009 through 2017.

Presented by:  Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Vice Chair for Research, Director, UC Center Sacramento

Audience: Open to all faculty.

The date of this workshop has passed. We hope to offer it again in 2021.


Computational Thinking for Problem Solving (online)

Process mining is the missing link between model-based process analysis and data-oriented analysis techniques. Through concrete data sets and easy to use software the course provides data science knowledge that can be applied directly to analyze and improve processes in a variety of domains.

Participants will learn various process discovery algorithms. These can be used to automatically learn process models from raw event data. Various other process analysis techniques that use event data will be presented. Moreover, the course will provide easy-to-use software, real-life data sets, and practical skills to directly apply the theory in a variety of application domains. This course starts with an overview of approaches and technologies that use event data to support decision making and business process (re)design. Then the course focuses on process mining as a bridge between data mining and business process modeling.

The course is at an introductory level with various practical assignments.

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Process Mining: Data Science in Action (online)

Computational thinking is the process of approaching a problem in a systematic manner and creating and expressing a solution such that it can be carried out by a computer. But you don't need to be a computer scientist to think like a computer scientist! In fact, we encourage students from any field of study to take this course. Many quantitative and data-centric problems can be solved using computational thinking and an understanding of computational thinking will give you a foundation for solving problems that have real-world, social impact.

In this course, you will learn about the pillars of computational thinking, how computer scientists develop and analyze algorithms, and how solutions can be realized on a computer using the Python programming language. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop an algorithm and express it to the computer by writing a simple Python program. This course will introduce you to people from diverse professions who use computational thinking to solve problems. You will engage with a unique community of analytical thinkers and be encouraged to consider how you can make a positive social impact through computational thinking.

The course is at an introductory level with various practical assignments.

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Patients in the health care setting sometimes experience anxiety for a variety of reasons. A newly diagnosed illness, separation from loved ones, threat associated with diagnostic tests or surgical procedures, and expectations of life changes are just a few factors that cause anxiety. How successfully a patient copes with anxiety depends, in part, on previous experiences, the presence of other stressors, the significance of the event causing anxiety, and the availability of supportive resources. The nurse can be a support to the patient. The nurse helps to decrease anxiety through effective communication. Communication methods reviewed in this skill will assist the nurse in helping an anxious patient to clarify factors causing anxiety and to cope more effectively. There are four stages of anxiety with corresponding behavioral manifestations: mild, moderate, severe, and panic.

Estimated duration: 30 Minute

Audience: All faculty

Training organization: UC Davis Health Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

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