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To import your publications from PubMed, please use this link for directions:
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Recommended: Create a Google Scholar Profile

A Google Scholar profile can be very helpful in tracking your publications, citations, and help you to stay connected with co-authors. This is a great way to increase the impact of your work. CUNY has a resource page to walk you through the process which can be accessed here.

CUNY-wide Faculty Funding and Support

Please visit the CUNY-wide Faculty Affairs website, which has an updated list of internal funding and support for CUNY faculty available.

SPH Curriculum Website is Live!

I created a new website to provide updates on our initiative to respond to the CEPH criteria revision. This website has links to relevant resources and an opportunity to engage in discussion on how best to improve our curriculum.

Writing Effective, Measurable Learning Objectives

Matthew Paczkowski <> put together a slide deck on writing effective, measureable learning objectives. I hope you find this useful as we engage in reviewing our MPH and DPH curriculum. Link to Slide Deck

More CEPH Slide Decks

In a prior post, I provided a link to the Introduction to CEPH Criteria Revisions to provide an overview of the major changes that we are mandated to comply with by December 2018. Below are links to additional information specific to degree programs.

MPH curriculum

DPH curriculum

Academic degrees

Introduce yourself in 20 words or less

I saw an interesting article on LinkedIn about ways to improve how you introduce yourself. We meet people at conferences and throughout our regular day and it struck me how we all could benefit from creating an “elevator speech” about ourselves. And in this case, the article provides 5 templates for introducing yourself in 20 words or less. Here is a link to the full article.

Faculty Expectations Posted

A new document “Faculty Expectations” has been posted under the Faculty page. It outlines research, teaching, and service expectations that are used for calculating teaching workload and for annual evaluations. The document includes links to relevant citations including the School’s APT Guidelines. This document also outlines the School’s course buyout policy.

New CEPH Criteria

I have put together some slides summarizing the new CEPH criteria. Within these slides you will find our timeline for compliance. I need to submit a report summarizing our compliance by January 2019 and the new curriculum needs to be in place by Fall 2019. Here is a slide deck providing an Introduction to Revisions in CEPH Criteria.

Research Compliance Guide

The CUNY Office of Research has published a Research Compliance Guide.

“Begin that Manuscript!” Boot Camp

“Begin that Manuscript!” Boot Camp
Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Location: CUNY Central, 205 E 42nd Street, NYC, NY 10017
The aim of the Manuscript Bootcamp is for faculty members to take a day and fully focus on getting started on a new manuscript that they are keen to develop fully. Dedicated time for writing will be interspersed with instant peer-reviews and working groups to discuss issues with getting started on a manuscript, keeping the best suitable and most impactful publication outlets in mind. Faculty from all disciplines and all colleges and schools at CUNY are invited to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a limit of 25 participants: first come/first serve. Please RSVP by March 1st to Sharon Maynard at

New Research Resource Available

The Research Foundation has secured a one-year trial with a new database, Grants Forward. Here is a link to information about upcoming webinars. resource url is:

Digital Measures

After a lengthy procurement process, we have finalized our contract with Digital Measures. This is a web-based faculty activity reporting system that is currently in use at Baruch College and Lehman College. We believe the benefits of this system are: export CV to custom formats, enhanced promotion of faculty achievements, improved recruitment of students and faculty by publishing updated information on the web, increase collaboration among faculty, and more efficient administrative reporting. You can read more here. The specifics of the rollout of this system will be shared soon but our target is to have this available by May.


Welcome to the CUNY SPH faculty affairs website. The intention of this website is to be a resource for professional development of SPH faculty. Explore the Faculty, Teaching, and Research pages for links to resources and policies relevant to faculty at CUNY. You can leave comments and questions within each page.

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