March 2008 Volume 32 No. 3
Faculty Fellows selected for 2008

The 2008 class of Faculty Fellows has been announced by the School of Medicine. The participants include:

Ranjana Advani – medicine
Howard Chang
– dermatology
Sanjeev Dutta
– surgery
Rebecca Fahrig
– radiology
Julieta Gabiola
– medicine
Jill Helms
– surgery
Paul Keall
– radiation oncology
Christina Kong
– pathology
Joe Liao
– urology
Swaminatha Mahadevan
Bruno Medeiros
– medicine
Carlos Milla
– pediatrics
Tirin Moore
– neurobiology
Upinder Singh
– medicine
Roland Torres
– neurosurgery, and
Daya Upadhyay
– medicine

Dean Philip Pizzo explained in his Feb. 11 e-newsletter that the Faculty Fellows program brings faculty members together for monthly meetings featuring invited leaders who serve as role models by sharing their own leadership journeys, by describing their own leadership styles and addressing specific challenges they have faced in their own careers. In addition, small groups led by senior faculty mentors meet once between each of the dinner meetings to discuss leadership challenges. Other topics, such as work/life balance issues, are also open for discussion.

Fellows also engage in a structured development planning process aimed at identifying opportunities for growth and development, resulting in a personalized career development plan that fellows work with their chair or division chief to implement, the dean said.

Candidates are nominated by their department chairs and other supervisors, and are ranked on the basis of leadership potential and demonstrated commitment to building diversity. The 16 Fellows were selected by a review committee from a large pool of applicants, the dean added.

—Courtesy Dean Philip Pizzo’s e-newsletter: