Janis Apted, MLS, is the Associate Vice President for Faculty Development at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has worked in higher education, health care, and international development organizations in Canada, England, Switzerland, Tunisia and the U.S.
In her current position, Ms. Apted is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive faculty development program for 1500 research and clinical faculty. Programming includes I*CARE (Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement for health care providers), Faculty Productivity and Organizing Services, Classrooms of the 21st Century teaching skills program, Faculty Health and Well-being, the Junior Faculty Development Program, Faculty Mentoring Initiative, and the Faculty Leadership Academy and related programs. The purpose behind this programming is to provide opportunities for faculty talent to become fully engaged in their work and to flourish in their careers.
Ms. Apted is currently working on a project to improve the processes for identifying and developing emerging and current leaders to meet the needs of a dramatically changing health care landscape.