To achieve these goals, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides a number of services, which include:
The Office of Professional Development is delighted to initiate an exciting program for faculty and staff committed to the delivery of culturally competent care to all patients. Participants will complete “Passport” designated OPD programs and have their passports "stamped."
The inaugural Passport event will take place on Monday, April 17, 2017 in Nagle from 1-2pm. In partnership with the Office of the Dean, we are pleased to present Dr. David Alexander who will discuss global oral health. At the event, OPD will issue passports with the first stamp to all interested attendees.
In addition, all passport holders must complete the US Department of Minority Affairs free six credit program on oral health and cultural competence and will receive one stamp for each of the three modules.
Passport holders with five or more stamps will receive a free book and are automatically entered in a raffle for a free iPad.
We hope you will embark on this journey with us!
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Office of Professional Development programming will focus on faculty standardization and general clinical programs for faculty members, staff standardization and professional development in targeted areas for administrators and staff, and general programs that reach both populations.
Grants for individual or group faculty/staff development are available from the Office of Professional Development. Programs, projects, and activities that are college focused (meet the need of the entire school rather than a segment) and facilitate achievement of our mission, will be given priority.
Funding is available on a competitive basis for presentations at professional meetings, subject to eligibility criteria. All faculty, staff, and administrators (who do not control their own budgets) of NYU College of Dentistry may apply for funding.
Please keep the following points in mind when submitting an application:
Grant applications are subject to Commission guidelines. Late applications will not be considered.
Individuals must adhere to University travel guidelines, i.e. every effort should be made to procure the best possible rates for airfare and hotel accommodations.
To be reimbursed for approved expenses, grant recipients must submit all original and itemized receipts to the Office of Professional Development within 60 days of conference attendance and prior to August 1st. Recipient is reimbursed only up to the approved amount. Recipients may only use their funds for the purpose for which they were awarded. If funds are not used, they will be returned to the pool for the next funding cycle. Funding decisions are final.
All faculty grant recipients will be required to deliver their presentations to the NYU Dentistry community at an Faculty and Staff Develoment event prior to their professional meeting.
OPD provides program participants with certification of their attendance at eligible programs. Continuing dental education units are offered in conjunction with the Linhart Continuing Education Program.
You must pre-register (before midnight of the day prior to event) and sign in at the event for the program you want to attend in i-learn in order to receive CE credit. (See instructions below)
Senior Director, Professional Development