NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

In This Issue

Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities – Sept 20 and 24

Presentation topics include “Mastering the Craft of Teaching” on Sept 20 and “The Academic Honesty Process” on Sept 24.

Staff DEI Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for a virtual event on Oct 21 – discussion of the documentary “Picture a Scientist.” This event will also include a Staff DEI Town Hall; the September Town Hall has been canceled.

Internal Awards Programs Now Open

The Division of Research announced that funding has been made available for the following awards for the 2021–2022 academic year: Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR), New Faculty Research Program, Small Grants Program, Bridge Funds Program, and National Centers Planning Award.

UH Postdoctoral Association – Travel and Career Enhancement Awards

These two awards have several application opportunities throughout the academic year. Please share this information with your postdocs.

Graduate School Ombudsperson Position: Applications Due Oct 1

The Graduate School will fill a new graduate and professional student ombudsperson position this fall. This position will be an administrative appointment for a current faculty member and carries an administrative stipend equal to 25% of the academic year salary.

Office of Research Update

Recent funded grants, announcements, and internal award opportunities.

Student Success Update

Topics include a Fall 2021 enrollment overview, the newly funded STEM RISE program, genetics teaching laboratory expansion, and updates on NSM Student Leaders and Summer Scholars Academy.

NSM Faculty and Staff Service Awards

Ninety-five NSM faculty and staff members were recognized for reaching service milestones at the end of the academic year.

Recognition & Honors

Recent achievements, interviews, and presentations.