Faculty Development

Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro, MD, Vice Chair of Faculty Mentoring and Development

The Department of Radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) welcomes a diverse set of interests in its faculty and nurtures individual goals so that all faculty can enjoy a successful career. We work to ensure that all members of our department thrive in a collaborative and collegial environment. 

Our programs are designed to minimize time commitment and offer support for individuals in the ways that best meet their individual needs.

Department of Radiology Faculty Development Programs

Annual One-On-One With the Chair

Every member of our faculty meets once a year with the department chair to discuss his or her career path and goals for the future. The purpose of these meetings is to understand each faculty member's individual interests and goals and to determine what support may be needed to successfully pursue their interests. 

Faculty Mentorship

Interested junior faculty will be matched with a senior faculty mentor. Mentors provide support and guidance on a variety of topics, including navigating the larger university system to find research and other collaboration and assistance, guidance on promotion, and advice around work/life balance. Many junior faculty also serve as mentors to our residents. 

Peer Group Mentoring

Senior faculty are invited to join an established peer mentoring group, and junior faculty groups are supported when interest coalesces around a common topic. Past group topics have included research, leadership, work/life balance, and finding support for advancement in the university system.

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity, and Inclusion draws upon the expertise of offices, departments, and individuals across the university to offer comprehensive faculty professional development and diversity programs and online resources. 

Mentorship from Faculty Deans

VP&S faculty deans offer one-on-one appointments to discuss and provide tailored guidance on career development. Faculty can email them directly to schedule an appointment. Visit the VP&S website for individual emails. 

Programs and Lectures

VP&S offers a robust series of programs and lectures to provide faculty with the tools and resources they need to further advance their careers at CUIMC. Programs aim to meet a wide range of needs, from career development, to research support, to the specific needs of women and underrepresented minority faculty. 

Tenure and Promotion

VP&S supports the advancement of all faculty, enables informed decisions regarding tenure, and offers flexibility to support changes in career paths. Resources, information, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the VP&S website

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty is a society for women faculty of all ranks in the health sciences at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Its mission is to serve, support, and celebrate the advancement of careers of women at all ranks in the health sciences and medicine at CUIMC. The society welcomes members of all genders, faculty levels, departments, and specialties at CUIMC who are committed to the career advancement of women faculty.