Archive of News

AMFDP Astronaut!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Watch an interview with 2003 Scholar Robert Satcher, Jr. (Bobby) as he discusses the future of space exploration.

The 2022 application is now open!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Apply to be in the 2022 cohort!  Start here:


PRIDE: Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

All-expenses-paid opportunities for summer training for underrepresented junior faculty.  Flyer here:


Pregnancy and Raising Children in Academic Medicine

Monday, November 13th, 2017

AMFDP National Advisory Committee member J.A. Grisso interviewed three Scholars about the challenges of nurturing both a faculty career and small children at the same time.   The story is also posted on RWJF’s Health Leadership Network on LinkedIn.

Smoking During Pregnancy linked to Severe Asthma in Teen Years

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Esteban Burchard, Alumnus Scholar of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program,  along with other researchers, conducted an analysis of nearly 2,500 Latino and African-American children with asthma. They found that children between age 8 and 17 with acute asthma symptoms were far more likely to have had mothers who smoked during pregnancy, even when the team controlled for elements such as education, socioeconomic level and childhood exposure to tobacco smoke. Read the full article.