USF Morsani College of Medicine: Faculty Development Research

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Faculty Development Research

PI: Catherine M. Lynch, M.D., Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Lead Researcher: Chrystal A. S. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut

This research involves collecting data that informs University of South Florida (USF) Health about its faculty development efforts to advance faculty careers such as the Women’s Health Collaborative (WHC) Seed Grant Program as well as faculty perceptions about the promotion and/or tenure process which has been recently revised and updated. Our current study is the development and administration of an online survey with open-ended items that examine faculty’s experiences with WHC Seed Grant application process as well as the Seed Grant award. The Seed Grant Program was created to develop faculty interdisciplinary research collaborations across USF Health and other USF colleges on topics directly related to women’s health. The Seed Grant Program requires that junior faculty be the PIs and the co-PIs be senior faculty to create mentoring opportunities for junior faculty and to support their research and publication efforts. The survey will be administered to all the USF Health faculty who submitted applications to the Seed Grant Program.