Faculty Mentoring in Challenging Times

These are challenging times in academic medicine – faculty are under enormous pressure to generate more revenue through clinical care or grant funding in very competitive environments at the same time that administrative demands and regulatory requirements keep increasing. This has made it increasingly difficult for faculty to find time to teach and maintain scholarly productivity. One important way that academic medical centers can support faculty is to through faculty mentoring programs. This presentation will discuss the approaches the Medical University of South Carolina has taken to develop and implement faculty mentoring programs in these challenging times.

Dr. Chimowitz is Associate Dean of Faculty Development in the College of Medicine and Director of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) CTSA Multidisciplinary Scholars Program in Clinical & Translational Science (KL2) Program. He is an NIH funded stroke researcher and has a longstanding interest and record in mentoring faculty and fellows. He has been the recipient of a NIH K24 award for this purpose. In the past 8 years, he has led efforts to develop and implement new mentoring programs across the MUSC campus.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

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Contact Sarahfaye Dolman at sarahfaye.f.dolman@christianacare.org with any questions.


  • Marc Chimowitz, MB, ChB