Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Update
By Donna Ecclestone, AIR Secretary, Associate Director, Physician Integration, Duke Medicine
The Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Chapter is planning several exciting events for its members. On May 14 at 1 p.m. EDT, Dr. Laura Lieberman, director, Office of Faculty Development (OFD) at Memorial Sloan Kettering, will present a webinar to AIR members. Dr. Lieberman and her staff foster the career development of all Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty members and serve as a resource for recruiting, retaining, and supporting their professional growth. The OFD includes specific initiatives for women (the Program for Women Faculty Affairs, established in 2005, to ensure equal professional development opportunities for women and men faculty), junior faculty, and faculty in their expanding regional networks. The OFD office also builds the pipeline for faculty development with student programs. Dr. Lieberman will incorporate these themes in her presentation.
Also, on June 11 at 1 p.m. EDT, AIR will have an all-member conference call and will finalize plans for our 2013-2014 leadership elections, the AIR breakout session, and membership meeting at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference in August. AIR is proud to announce that our guest speaker for the AIR breakout session at the ASPR conference will be Visael “Bobby” Rodriguez, vice president & chief diversity officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Mr. Rodriguez is a dynamic speaker on the subject of diversity. This will definitely be a “must attend” event!
For more information about the Academic In-House Recruitment Chapter, please email Donna Ecclestone, AIR secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.