Mentor Training for Research Development Professionals is a new curriculum for training the mentors of research development professionals and is now posted in the CIMER Portal. The curriculum developers and their institutional affiliations are Paula Carney, Loyola University of Chicago, Jan Abramson, University of Utah and Kathryn Partlow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Research Development professionals help researchers become more successful communicators, grant writers, and advocates for their research. The curriculum authors are members of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and they saw an opportunity to add mentor training to the NORDP Mentoring Program. The resulting curriculum is an adaptation of the Entering Mentoring curriculum and was produced in collaboration with members of the ICTR, NRMN and CIMER mentorship teams.
Watch and read about the Tedx talk by Fátima Sancheznieto, on the importance of mentoring to attract and retain scientists. The link to the 12 minute talk can be found in the article.
Read the 2nd Forbes article with tips by top mentoring experts on how to be a better mentor with contributions from Dr. Angela Byars-Winston and Dr. Christine Pfund titled Mentoring Doesn’t Need To Be A Trial And Error Practice.
January 11, 2022
Read the full article about CIMER’s work with UCSD here.
In the final episode of this seven-part series about mentoring, Ruth Gotian and Christine Pfund outline their hopes for post-pandemic mentoring and the changing nature of other collaborative relationships in scientific research.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Join Drs. Christine Pfund and Ruth Gotian on “Re-Examining Your Mentoring Relationship in the Current Moment” webinar!
The webinar is a new new career development webinar series hosted by NRMN. Drs. Chris Pfund and Ruth Gotian will speak about the process of reevaluating these relationships to determine which direction you need to take. The webinar will occur on September 13 at 11 am CST
You can register for this webinar by following this link.
CHRISTINE PFUND, ANGELA BYARS-WINSTON HELP ADVISERS CONNECT WITH TOP PHD STUDENTS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS
December 7, 2020 | By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications
WCER mentor training is helping a growing group of top science PhD students from diverse backgrounds become academic leaders.
In the development of future academic scientists, few individuals are more central to success than good mentors.
Mentors can help students navigate different career paths and grow their professional networks. They can be advocates, teachers, sounding boards, motivators, supporters and role models.
But what if mentors and their advisees don’t share the same racial, ethnic, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds? How can differences impact their relationship?
Mentorship education experts at UW−Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of the School of Education, are striving to answer these questions, while they help build more inclusive lab environments across the country and increase diversity in the next generation of university-based science leaders through mentorship education.
Since 2016, WCER researchers Christine Pfund and Angela Byars-Winston have been improving the mentoring relationships between a large and growing group of the nation’s top PhD students in the sciences and their dissertation advisers. The students, all from diverse backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences, and their advisers are dual awardees and participants in the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study, a research-supporting program of the renowned Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
With challenges, comes innovation. We are excited to announce a multi-institutional collaboration resulting in the first virtual NPAW celebration!
Events include a keynote facilitated by the NPA with speakers, John Beacom, Ph.D., and Christine Pfund, Ph.D., discussing best practices for mentorship; virtual networking; and, workshops hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network and The Postdoc Academy. Here is a list of events open to postdocs across the nation.