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Faculty Development News
November 2015

The need for backup child and elder care was identified as part the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility. OFAPD is delighted that backup care is now available through to full-time academic and staff employees, residents, fellows, and graduate students within the School of Medicine and throughout the IU system.

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research submission deadline for the International Research Development Fund grant is quickly approaching. The IRDF grant is strictly to support full-time faculty research and creative activity related work. The IRDF grant was developed to serves as venture capital for international research and enhance the scholarly activity focus of the IUPUI academic mission. The IRDF grant submission deadline is November 16, 2015.

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Scientists and physicians today are required to connect to and tailor their communication for a variety of audiences, in terms non-scientists can understand. This workshop borrows techniques from improvisational theater and communication studies to help participants speak more spontaneously, responsively, and directly. Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.

Tuesday, Nov 17
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103

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On Thursday, November 19, a number of campus partners will be streaming TEDMED Live from Palm Springs, California to Hine Hall! This event will be open free of charge to anyone who wants to come - stop by for an hour, a morning, an afternoon, or all day long if you like. There will be 3 sessions of presentation viewing, each followed by interprofessional discussion conducted by faculty from the campus partner schools and programs.

Thursday, Nov 19
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hine Hall, Room 132

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The Plater Institute program will involve participants in the emerging field of applied improvisation in teaching and learning with keynote, Katie Watson, JD, an award-winning Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, who is also an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. Come learn how improv can be used for more than comedy and discover new ways to invigorate your teaching.

Monday, Nov 30
9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Center 450
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Each year the Indiana University Board of Trustees recognizes faculty excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards. Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. We anticipate that approximately 50 outstanding IUSM teachers will receive the award this year.

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