Leadership and Faculty Development Conference

May 8, 9, 10, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 PM
"Maternal Fetal Health"
Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 - 1:00 PM
Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Afternoon
10th Anniversary Reede Scholars Symposium
Technology - The Digital Divide
Friday, May 10, 2019
9:30 - 11:30 AM
"Career Development Training: Time Management"
Presenters: Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Division of Adolescent/Youth Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
Judith Zola, Director of Learning and Development, Boston Children's Hospital

Success in academic medicine requires today’s clinicians and researchers to be fully prepared as leaders and as scientists. The Leadership and Faculty Development Conference provides Harvard Medical School (HMS) junior faculty, clinical fellows, and research fellows with information and skills needed for professional and career advancement in academic medicine, and specifically advancement within the Harvard Medical School community.

Participants completing the Leadership and Faculty Development Conference sessions are positioned to understand the particular complexities and dynamics involved in exerting effective leadership from the hierarchical middle of organizations and be able to develop strategies for engaging, convening, and influencing others throughout organizations; to learn research methodologies and apply these tools and skills in conducting health disparities and related health policy research; and to learn and perform three vital behaviors (know your stuff, focus on the right stuff, build a reputation for being helpful) to become the go-to opinion leader.
The objectives of the conference are:
  • To provide junior minority health care professionals with career development training that addresses skills required for career advancement;
  • To expose minority health professionals, students, residents, staff and individuals from community agencies and organizations to health care issues impacting minority populations and to increase their knowledge and awareness of these issues;
  • To improve management capacity of healthcare organizations serving minority populations by engaging health care professionals in leadership and health policy training;
  • To provide on-going training to current and alumni minority health policy fellows, and
  • To improve the capacity of state, county and local health organizations to address minority health issues by preparing minority health leaders who can impact the infrastructure.
Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm