Searle Faculty Fellowship
The Searle Faculty Fellowship is a multi-disciplinary, yearlong program for early-career faculty. The fellowship is a signature program of the The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, based on the Evanston campus, which provides seminars and workshops for faculty to improve numerous aspects of their teaching skills. These opportunities are open to all faculty members and are conducted on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.
Established in 1999, the Searle Faculty Fellowship aims to provide faculty with the expertise and knowledge to implement evidence-based approaches to learning and teaching. Participants work with a senior faculty mentor to develop a teaching project related to a course they teach, attend a minimum of three faculty development events and participate in all of the program-related activities (including a two-day retreat and multiple mentoring sessions).
Since its inception, more than 80 Feinberg faculty members have benefited from the program. Since 2011, the medical school’s involvement has been coordinated by the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME), which assists in the application and selection process for Feinberg faculty, ensures optimal coordination of participants’ and faculty mentor activities, and, downstream, incorporates former fellows’ skills in other Feinberg faculty development initiatives.
Participation in the program is also viewed favorably in tenure and promotion decisions.
The call for applications is currently closed.
Expectations for Searle Fellows
- Participate in an overnight retreat that includes workshops on teaching theories.
- Select a more senior faculty member from their own department to serve as their mentor.
- Work with Searle Center staff and their mentor to develop a project that explores current literature on teaching and learning effectiveness.
- Attend a recognition ceremony and dinner at the end of the spring quarter, attended by current fellows, mentors and university leaders.
Past Fellows & Mentors
|Sami Chaouki||Pediatrics||Angira Patel|
|Conrad Epting||Pediatrics, Critical Care; Pathology||Rick McGee|
|Angela Fidler Pfammatter||Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine||Michael Fagen|
|Marion Stanley||Medicine, Hospital Medicine||Gary Martin|
|Theresa Walunas||Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics||Kenzie Cameron|
|Kristy Wolniak||Pathology||David Salzman|
|Kavita Hodgkins||Pediatrics, Kidney Diseases||Jennifer Trainor|
|Kelly Lowry||Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences||Karen Gouze|
|Amy Whalen||Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine||Celia O'Brien|
|Heather A. Ballard||Pediatrics, Anesthesiology||Jeffrey Barsuk|
|Eric D. Donnelly||Radiation Oncology||Shohreh Shahabi|
|Elizabeth Hibler||Preventive Medicine||Mercedes Carnethon|
|Maheen Quadri||Pediatrics||Jennifer Trainor|
|Tanie L. Saroli||Pediatrics, Cardiology||Peter Koenig|
|Katie Knoedelseder Wolfe||Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine||Mary McBride|
|Mobola Cambell-Yesufu||Medicine||Gary Martin|
|Shannon Crabtree||Medical Education, Physician Assistant Program||David Salzman|
|Priya Gopwani||Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine||Walter Eppich|
|Russ Horowitz||Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine||Patricia Garcia|
|Angira Patel||Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine||Karen Mangold|
|Amy Y. Wang||Preventive Medicine||Mark Adler|
|Margaret Chapman||Medicine, Hospital Medicine||Gary Martin|
|Patrick Lank||Emergency Medicine||Michael Gisondi|
|Mary E. McBride||Pediatrics, Critical Care||Katherine Barsness|
|Malika Shah||Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery||Irwin Benuck|
|Ranya Sweis||Medicine, Interventional Cardiology||Gary Martin|