Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development was established in 2009 with the following mission: To facilitate the development of Department of Pediatrics faculty to be national and international leaders in scholarship, clinical care, and teaching. To accomplish this mission, we support our faculty through recruitment, onboarding, structured mentoring and educational programs, assessment, faculty diversity and inclusion and scholarship.

Office of Faculty Development Fast Facts (Updated June 2022)

How We Support Faculty:

Onboarding for New Faculty

  • Coaching interviews in the first two weeks of a faculty member's appointment
  • "First 100 Day Plan"

Mentoring Programs

  • Hazinski Society
  • Katherine Dodd Faculty Scholars Program

Faculty Appointments and Promotions

  • Guidance for promotions
  • Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee

Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Career development / coaching
  • Interface with Office for Inclusion and Health Equity


  • Annual review process
  • Physician scientist mentoring committees
  • Review by Promotions Committee
  • Career coaching


Our Team

William O. Cooper, M.D., MPH

William O. Cooper, MD, MPH
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Joseph Gigante, M.D.

Joseph Gigante, MD
Director of Education

Jill H. Simmons, M.D.

Jill H. Simmons, MD
Director of Mentoring Programs

Adriana Bialostozky, MD

Adriana Bialostozky, MD
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Amy Nabours
Senior Program Manager
(615) 322-2226