Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility
UMass Medical School was one of five medical schools nationally to receive a $250,000 grant in 2012 for its innovative work in career flexibility for academic faculty from the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grants recognized medical schools demonstrating promising practices that provide opportunities for work–life balance. The funding from this award was used to implement new guidelines on part-time employment and transition through retirement, and to establish the Faculty Vitality Award.
- UMMS receives award for faculty work-life balance efforts UMassMedNOW (2012)
- Faculty Flexibility Award enhances career development and satisfaction at UMass Medical School UMassMedNOW (2017)
Career Flexibility for Biomedical Faculty of Today and Tomorrow: A National Conference
UMMS and partnering institutions convened a national conference to accelerate the dissemination of successful strategies for faculty flexibility and talent management. The Conference, held at Boston University on March 14-15, 2015, attracted over 100 faculty affairs and development experts. For information see the NENFA website here. See UMassMedNOW article on the National Conference
- UMMS advances a national model for faculty development across the career life cycle UMassMedNOW (2015)
Recognition and Service of OFA Faculty and Staff
OFA faculty and staff have been recognized individually for their accomplishments and have served in leadership positions for national organizations.
Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
- Elizabeth Blackwell Award (2012)from the American Medical Women's Association.
Thorndyke wins national award for advancing women in medicine UMassMedNOW (2012)
- Leadership Development Award (2013)from the Group on Women in Medicine and Science of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
AAMC bestows top leader award on Luanne Thorndyke UMassMedNOW (2013)
- Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award (2016) from the Group on Faculty Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Thorndyke receives Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from AAMC UMassMedNOW (2016)
- Woman Physician Leadership Award (2018) from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Luanne Thorndyke receives medical society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award UMassMedNOW (2018)
- Chair (2012–13), Group on Faculty Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges
OFA faculty and staff are committed to disseminating their work through publications and presentations at national meetings. The following articles were published since 2010 (OFA faculty and staff are shown in bold type); click on the article title to view on the journal website.
Perspective: Toward a competency framework for faculty. Milner RJ, Gusic ME, Thorndyke LE. Acad Med. 86: 1204-10 (2010). PubMed link
Evolution of faculty affairs and faculty development offices in U.S. medical schools: a 10-year follow-up survey. Sonnino RE, Reznik V, Thorndyke LE, Chatterjee A, Ríos-Bedoya CF, Mylona E, Nelson KG, Weisman CS, Morahan PS, Wadland WC. Acad Med. 88: 1368-75 (2013). PubMed link
Peers for Promotion: Achieving Academic Advancement through Facilitated Peer Mentoring. Ockene JK, Milner RJ, Thorndyke LE, Congdon J, Cain JM. Journal of Faculty Development 31: 5-14 (2017).
Restoring Faculty Vitality in Academic Medicine When Burnout Threatens. Shah DT, Williams VN, Thorndyke LE, Marsh EE, Sonnino RE, Block SM, Viggiano TR. Acad Med. (2017). PubMed link
Meeting the Late-Career Needs of Faculty Transitioning Through Retirement: One Institution's Approach. Cain JM, Felice ME, Ockene JK, Milner RJ, Congdon JL, Tosi S, Thorndyke LE. Acad Med. 93: 435-439 (2018). PubMed link
Advancing Professional Development Through a Community of Practice: the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. Power CM, Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Lowney K, Irvin CG, Fonseca-Kelly Z, Benjamin EJ, Bhasin RM, Connelly MT. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 38: 73-78 (2018). PubMed link