Advancing Academic Career Excellence For Women 2024

March 5, 2024

COURSE DIRECTORS: Nancy Dawson, M.D.; Young Erben, M.D.

March 5, 2024 - Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, Florida

This course is for Mayo Clinic Employees Only

This conference is being offered to increase the number of women faculty members who achieve advanced academic appointments (Associate Professor and Professor).

Target Audience

This conference is for all Mayo Clinic employees that are interested in achieving advanced academic rank within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.  The course specifically envisioned and tailored for Mayo Clinic female physicians, scientists and allied health members who currently hold or desire to seek academic rank of associate professor or professor over their careers.  Male employees, particularly those engaged with mentoring female employee through the academic process, may find value in the discussions that unfold in the day-long training session. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify tools and resources to identify a mentor to collaborate research for a publication 
  • Develop a plan with next steps for progressing academically
  • Improve awareness of research resources for funding and statistical support
  • Develop a personal action plan with next steps for progressing academically

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 ACHE
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/05/2024 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/05/2024 - 6:00pm

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AACE (Advancing Academic Career Excellence For Women)

Theme: Making Academic Connections

Mayo Clinic Florida – Kinne Auditorium

Tuesday, March 5th 2024

All Presentations Eastern Time


Breakfast and networking


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Kent Thielen (Chief Executive Officer – Mayo Clinic Florida Campus


Keynote speaker

Dr. Mary O’Connor (Co-founder and CMO of Vori Health)


Q&A with Dr. Mary O’Connor


Navigating Academic Advancement at Mayo Clinic

Dr. Bijan Borah (Professor of Health Services Research, and Section Head, Advanced Analytics, Division of Health Care Delivery Research)


Q&A with Dr. Bijan Borah


Navigating Research opportunities

Dr. Aaron Spaulding (Section Head for Mixed Methods and Quality Section of the Division of Health Care Delivery Research)


Q&A with Dr. Aaron Spaulding


Lunch and networking


Panel Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Nancy Dawson) - Academic Productivity

Dr. Mary O’Connor, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, Amanda Stanton, Dr. Sabrina Phillips, Ms. Caroline Russell, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin


Breakout sessions (choose 2 to attend):

Leadership opportunities and resources (Dr. Nancy Dawson and Ms. Caroline Russell)

Mentor/Mentee Relationship (Dr. Sarah McLaughlin and Amanda Stanton)

Presentation and writing skills (Ms. Tara Brigham and Dr. Sher-Lu Pai)




Cutting Thru the Noise: Innovation Practicalities

Ms. Jennie Kung (Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange, Enterprise)


Q&A with Jennie Kung


Debrief and Discussion


Second keynote speaker

Dr. Stephanie Faubion (Chair of Medicine – Mayo Clinic Florida)


Networking Event with senior leaders - refreshments



Mayo Clinic Kinne Auditorium
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s): 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

By attending the Advancing Academic Career Excellence For Women 2023 offered by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science participants may earn up to 7.00 ACHE Qualifying Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. 

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.


For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 ACHE
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.00 Attendance


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