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Center for Professionalism

Profiles in Professionalism Speaker Series

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Upcoming Lectures and Events

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Dr. Jada Bussey-Jones, M.D., FACP on April 11, 2024, at 12:15 p.m., in collaboration with the Department of Medicine

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Professor and Vice Chair Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Medicine 
Associate Dean, Professional Development, Emory at Grady 
Chief, Grady General Internal Medicine

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Archived Lectures

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2024

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Thomas Nasca, M.D., MACP, visited on Feb. 15, 2024

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The 10-Year Anniversary of The Center for Professionalism featured a special keynote Speaker: Thomas Nasca, M.D., MACP, President and Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Dr. Nasca gave two presentations. 

For the DOM, he spoke about "Concepts in Professionalism.” (Baylor login required)

And for the Centers' Keynote talk at 4 p.m., he spoke on "Organizational Professionalism." (Baylor login required)

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2023

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Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., MEd, MACP visited on Nov. 1, 2023

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Dr. Dewey serves as the Director of the Center for Professional Health and Assistant Dean for Educator Development at Vanderbilt University. She has published extensively on the importance of professionalism and well-being for the success of individuals and institutions, including practical strategies for process improvement. She presented on “Cultivating Resilience.”

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Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D. visited on July 25, 2023

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Dr. Gunderman is a nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Award for Teaching Excellence and is the author of more than 950 articles and has published 15 books. He gave a talk titled, “The Vital Role of Face-to-Face Encounter in Medical Education.”

View the lecture (Baylor login required).

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Martin Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., MPH visited on May 25, 2023

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Dr. Shapiro is an accomplished health services researcher and has largely focused upon access to care and disparities in health. He gave a talked titled "The Crisis Of Professionalism In American Medical Practice, Education, And Science."

View the lecture (Baylor login required).

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Julie A. Ake, M.D., MSc, COL, MC, USA visited on May 24, 2023

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Dr. Julie Ake, a colonel in the U.S. Army and infectious diseases specialist, is the director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program. Colonel Akegave a presentation called "Open to the possibilities: A Perspective On Professional Challenges And Opportunities In International Clinical Research."

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Adina Kalet, M.D., MPH visited on Thursday, Feb. 23

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Dr. Kalet is the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair and Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He gave a presentation on “Professionalism Remediation Through a Professional Identity Formation Lens.”

View the lecture (Baylor login required).

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2022

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Fred Hafferty, Ph.D. visited on Dec. 8, 2022

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Dec. 8, 2022: Dr. Frederic W. Hafferty is a professor of medical education, associate director of the Program for Professionalism and Values, and associate dean for professionalism at College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He is the author of “Into the Valley: Death and the Socialization of Medical Students” (Yale University Press); “The Changing Medical Profession: An International Perspective”, “The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professions Education”, “Understanding Professionalism” and “Place and Health as Complex Systems: A Case study and Empirical Test”.  Dr. Hafferty shared his renowned wisdom on professionalism in medicine. 

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Professionalism: from me and mine to us and ours

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Oct. 6, 2022: Dr. Kaushal Nanavati, assistant dean of wellness, assistant professor, family medicine, Upstate Medical University: Presented "Professionalism: from me and mine to us and ours" That explored professionalism can mean many things and the definition has generational variability. Central to Professionalism is the understanding of relationships and how to optimize them. This presentation will help us to reframe our understanding of professionalism through the lens of relationship management.

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An Aspect of Professionalism: The Difficult Conversation

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Sept. 8, 2022: Dr. Lee Poythress presented “An Aspect of Professionalism: The Difficult Conversation,” that looked at the intersection of academic medicine’s evolution in the approach to teaching professionalism with the changes of student/physician health and wellness and as a context for developing students and residents into professionals with the skill sets needed to practice medicine in the modern era. The talk focused on a critical area: The difficult conversation. Video of the presentation. (Baylor login required)

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2021

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Calming the Waters: Professionalism Post Covid

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Nov. 4, 2021: The Center for Professionalism presented “Calming the Waters: Professionalism Post Covid” by Betsy White Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Professional Renewal Center at the University of Kansas. Dr. Williams is an active leader in the American Board of Medical Specialties, and she leads initiatives to help distressed physicians with professionalism challenges. Video of the presentation. (Baylor login required)

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When We Do No Harm: Medical Error and the Human Condition

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Aug. 5, 2021: The Center for Professionalism and the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presented "When We Do No Harm: Medical Error and the Human Condition," by Dr. Danielle Ofri, clinical professor of medicine at New York University and attending physician at Bellevue Hospital. Video of the presentation. (Baylor login required)

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2020

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Hacking The Academic Job Market and Advice For Advisors.

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Oct. 8, 2020: The Center for Professionalism presented Dr. Karen Kelsky, Ph.D., the author of the bestselling book "Professor Is In, The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job". She gave two outstanding talks for the Basic Scientists: Hacking The Academic Job Market and Advice For Advisors.