Don’t Let Mentoring Burn You Out

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

New Curriculum posted in the CIMER portal

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.

Faculty Mentor Training Program Strengthens University’s Institutional Climate

Faculty Mentor Training Program Strengthens University’s Institutional Climate
A pioneering program at UC San Diego Health Sciences serves as a successful model for medical schools looking to improve faculty diversity and success

January 11, 2022  |  Nicole Mlynaryk, Bigelow Science Communication Fellow

Read the full article about CIMER’s work with UCSD here.

Upcoming career development webinar with Drs. Christine Pfund and Ruth Gotian

Picture and title of upcoming webinarJoin 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. 

Introducing the Science of Mentorship Podcast

Article from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Science of Mentorship Podcast artworkWe’re excited to announce the release of The Science of Mentorship, a new podcast from the Board on Higher Education and Workforce of 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.