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Brown Receives P.L.A.C.E. with CAMPSSAH Post-Tenure Award

P.L.A.C.E with CAMPSSAH is delighted to announce the recipient of our Post-Tenure Award – Susan D. Brown, Associate Professor in Internal Medicine!

Through the results of the COACHE survey at UC Davis (2017), within the UC system, and at universities across the country, it is known that the Associate Professor rank is one where job satisfaction plummets. There is a statistically significant relationship between the length of time at the Associate rank and the intensity of dissatisfaction. Additionally, scholars in the humanities, arts, and social sciences are more likely to spend longer at the Associate rank than STEM-based faculty (Stewart & Valian, 2018:314, O’Meara 2017). 

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To help mitigate this issue, PLACE with CAMPSSAH offers newly tenured faculty a “start-up” package ($4,000 Academic Enrichment Fund per grant, two per year) to assist them in the development of a new project or allow them to refocus their energies in ways more attuned with their desired career path within the university. 

Dr. Brown has elected to use their grant to enroll in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program, which provides a space for newly-tenured faculty to “engage in a discovery process about what’s possible” in this new phase of their career and “build the support network necessary to move powerfully in that new direction.”

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on behavior change interventions for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease prevention, particularly among racially and ethnically diverse women who bear disproportionate burdens of chronic disease. Her work extends to underrepresented minority participation in research, issues relevant to informed consent, and patient autonomy in the patient-provider relationship. Dr. Brown is especially interested in leveraging the resources and infrastructure of healthcare delivery systems to best support health promotion and risk reduction for diverse patients. 

You can learn more about P.L.A.C.E. with CAMPSSAH here.