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  • Christine Pfund, Ph.D., & John Beacom, Ph.D. to Facilitate Keynote at the National Postdoc Appreciation WeekChristine Pfund, Ph.D., & John Beacom, Ph.D. to Facilitate Keynote at the National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    Join us for 2020 National Postdoc Appreciation Week The NPA is pleased to announce the 11th annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW): September 21-25, 2020!  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, ...

  • A Skill That Can Be Learned How training helps enhance faculty mentoring.A Skill That Can Be Learned How training helps enhance faculty mentoring.

    By Kathrine Havrilla Read from Source In January 2020, faculty from across the Harvard community were invited to attend Research Mentor Training workshops presented by Christine Pfund, director of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The workshops—held on both the Cambridge and Longwood campuses—gave Harvard faculty a chance ...

  • Entering Research Article featured in CBE-Life Sciences Education JournalEntering Research Article featured in CBE-Life Sciences Education Journal

    Janet Branchaw, WISCIENCE Director, and Amanda R. Butz’s, research article, Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA): Validity Evidence for an Instrument to Measure Undergraduate and Graduate Research Trainee Development,  has been chosen for publication in CBE- Life Sciences Education Journal. More Information

  • The UI Journal Presents: The Use and Impact of NIH-fueled Resources for Mentoring— Reports from the Field

    Recently, CIMER Executive Director Christine Pfund and WISCIENCE Director Janet Branchaw were chosen to be special editors in a special issue of the Understanding Interventions journal. In addition, a number of CIMER staff members and affiliates have articles featured in this special issue. See below for more information about this special issue of Understanding Interventions Journal. The ...

  • Comparing the Mentor Training Outcomes Through Two Platforms Using Propensity Score Matching Methods

    Comparing the Mentor Training Outcomes Through Two Platforms Using Propensity Score Matching Methods

  • S309 How to make mentorship a dream -Acadames Podcast

    Today, Sarah talks with Dr. Christine Pfund, a senior scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Pfund defines mentorship, discusses how to be a better mentor and mentee and explains why effective mentorship matters within the academy. Together, they consider strategies to cultivate strong mentorship relationships and offer ...

  • Article authored by Entering Research team presents evaluation data for second edition of Entering ResearchArticle authored by Entering Research team presents evaluation data for second edition of Entering Research

    Article authored by Entering Research team presents evaluation data for second edition of Entering Research A recent article in CBE-Life Sciences Education presents two design and development research studies examining the effectiveness of the second edition of Entering Research, an undergraduate and graduate research trainee training curriculum.  In this paper, Entering Research authors Janet Branchaw, Amanda Butz, and Amber ...

  • Dr Christine Pfund – Improving Mentoring Relationships in Science: Mentors Need MentorsDr Christine Pfund – Improving Mentoring Relationships in Science: Mentors Need Mentors

    Dr Christine Pfund is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. With a strong network of colleagues and collaborators, her work focuses on developing, implementing, documenting, and studying interventions to optimise research mentoring relationships across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Read on to discover how the success of these initiatives has resulted in the ...

  • From service to science: NIH shifts focus of mentoring network aimed at boosting grantee diversityFrom service to science: NIH shifts focus of mentoring network aimed at boosting grantee diversity

    By Jeffrey Mervis, Jan. 3, 2020 , 8:00 AM Read From Source Christine Pfund (left) leads the the National Research Mentoring Network’s coordination center. TODD BROWN/UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON As co-director of graduate affairs at the University of Chicago, Nancy Schwartz spent the past 4 years helping faculty members at 15 major research universities become better mentors. The project was ...

  • American Astronomical Society -White Paper

    White Paper on Improving Mentored Experiences in Research in Astronomy and Physics A response to the call by the education task force of the American Astronomical Society Download PDF Introduction. The responsibility and opportunity to mentor the next generation of astronomers during research apprenticeships has been a key driver of progress in the field for generations. How did ...