Publication Alert!

We are delighted to announce the publication of an article titled “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Increase Cultural Diversity Awareness of Research Mentors of Undergraduate Students” The article sheds light on the significance of providing mentors with training in cultural awareness and sensitivity to enhance the mentoring experience for young scientists. By fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, this research offers valuable insights into empowering the next generation of scientists. Read the full article on to uncover the compelling findings and implications for scientific mentorship.

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.