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The Role of Career Development Grants in Promotion of Junior Faculty Researchers

Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association Presented by  Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, FAC PsychSenior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

The URMC has recently updated the path to promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Lyness will discuss this process, the factors that are currently important for promotion decisions and will describe how external funding is viewed in the context of promotion to Associate Professor. Many junior faculty gain mentored funding (e.g., K awards) but face challenges gaining independence and continual funding. We will hear from Dr. Lyness how these challenges are viewed and learn how our institution factors them in the promotions process. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Networking with JFBRA members to follow from 5-6 pm

JFBRA Leadership Co=Directors, Michael (Rusty) Elliott, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology

Elaine Hill, PhD Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences Department of Public Health Sciences 

Senior Faculty Advisor Stephen Dewhurst, PhD Vice Dean for Research, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

To register for this session, please email
The URSMD Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association (JFBRA) is an academic peer group designed to serve the unique needs of early-stage Ph.D. and M.D. faculty to promote our success in scientific discovery, funding, publications, mentoring, teaching and service to the University of Rochester and the greater Rochester community. For more information or to be added to the JFBRA distribution list, please contact the JFBRA Co-directors or email

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, CEL 2.7520
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

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Lectures and Talks, Medicine and Healthcare





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