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Macy Faculty Scholars

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

About the Program

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program – the first of its kind – launched in December 2010. The program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Applications for the Macy Faculty Scholars program are now closed. Check back for more information in December 2018.

Each year, the Foundation selects up to five faculty leaders. Each Scholar receives salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years. As part of this career development program, the Foundation supports an educational change project in each Scholar’s institution, develops a national network for the Scholars, and provides career advice from a National Advisory Committee.

Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars’ time to pursue education reform projects at their institution. Each school may nominate only one candidate each year, and is expected to provide a senior faculty member to mentor the Scholar. A nursing or medical school with a first year Macy Faculty Scholar is precluded from nominating a candidate the subsequent year.

Advisory Committee

A National Advisory Committee guides the Macy Faculty Scholars Program and provides Scholars with career advice.

David M. Irby, PhD Professor of Medicine University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (HON), FAAN Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Emerita, Professor of Nursing and Sociology University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Professor, Emerita, UCSF School of Nursing

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

Christine A. Tanner, RN, PhD, FAAN AB Younmans-Spaulding Distinguished Professor, Emerita, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Samuel O. Thier, MD Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard University Medical School

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