Faculty vitality remains a strong priority for us in Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

We revel in your innovative work, passion and contributions to our mission and therefore we seize every opportunity to adopt, innovate or simply become creative in ways to say "thank you" to every faculty who contributes in making EVMS a vibrant academic community.

During another year of COVID-19 and the unchartered challenges posed, our faculty continued to show unwavering dedication to the clinical, educational, research and administrative realms.

Quickly adapting to new education deliveries and adjusting your work with every turn has made you experts in creative and most importantly, effective learning.

In gratitude, EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development created the Appreciation Week that serves to honor all faculty for the important work they do and the difference they make in other’s lives. Throughout the week of April 4-8, 2022, several virtual events and select in-person activities will be available to you.

Please check your email for much more information about how to RSVP to our in-person and virtual event options for the week. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office – facultyaffairs@evms.edu. We look forward to celebrating you.

Sincerely,
Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA 
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Internal Medicine


Monday, April 4

Faculty Appreciation Week Kick Off! (In-Person)

Jump-start your week and join us for a light breakfast in the new Faculty Commons, located on the 4th floor of the Brickell Library.

  • Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Listen and Relax (Virtual)

Experience a 30-minute concert Performed by the Governor's School of the Arts.

  • Time: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5

Ella Fitzgerald’s Life in Song (In-Person)

Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, FACP, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology University of Rochester Medical Center will be presenting "Creative Resilience & Aging: Lady Be Good — Ella Fitzgerald’s Life in Song"

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • RSVP is required
  • CME Credit Offered

Wednesday, April 6

Great Native Plants for Coastal Virginia and Why You Should Plant Them (Virtual)

Norfolk Botanic Gardens presents: Great Native Plants for Coastal Virginia and Why You Should Plant Them and Tips for Environmentally friendly pest control. By: Les Parks, Director of Horticulture, NBG.

  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Origami and a Tour of Hirata Gōyō: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll (Virtual)

ODU’s Bary Art Museum presents: Origami and a Tour of Hirata Gōyō: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll. No experience needed and all family members welcome to participate.

  • Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

Paint Party! (In-Person)

Please join us for an in-person paint party guided by Heather Donis Designs. We will have light refreshments available while you create your own Jellyfish masterpiece.

  • Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • RSVP is required

Friday, April 8

Listen and Relax (Virtual)

Experience a 30-minute concert Performed by the Governor's School of the Arts.

  • Time: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Swag Bag Friday!

Everyone attending the events of the week will be entered into drawing for an EVMS/FAPD "swag bag."

Thirty lucky winners will be selected!