This past May a journal article was published in collaboration with Christine Pfund, Angela Byars-Winston, and Sherilynn Black about enhancing mentors’ cultural awareness in STEM. Read the article here
CIMER is hard at work! An article came out last month in collaboration with Christine Pfund about mentoring burnout.
Summary: Mentoring is undoubtedly a high-impact and high-stakes relationship. Mentors give their time, attention, and resources to develop others. Usually a volunteer activity, mentorship goes above and beyond a person’s formal job requirements. But when a mentor is well-intended but too depleted to deliver essential mentor functions as a consequence of burnout, the result is marginal mentoring: dysfunctional or disengaged mentoring that is no longer of value. Read the entire article here
Evaluation of a Culturally Responsive Mentorship Education Program for the Advisers of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Program Graduate Students was recently accepted for publication in CBE—Life Sciences Education Vol. 21, No. 3
Read the article: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.21-11-0321
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.
Article from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
This 10-part series explores how students in STEMM can discover more of their potential when they have responsive and effective mentors, told through the personal stories of top researchers in the United States.
Leaders like physicist Dr. Jim Gates and pathologist and former CWSEM member Dr. Vivian Pinn will share their experiences with mentorship throughout their careers. Whether positive or negative, each story focuses on mentorship skills that can and should be learned so all students’ potential can be unleashed to advance in STEMM.
The first episode, featuring the incoming Chair of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Dr. Gilda Barabino, will be out on January 14.