News & Events

  • 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 ...

  • Sancheznieto TedX Talk “How to keep the next generation of brilliant scientists”

    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.

  • Dr. Angela Byars-Winston & Dr. Christine Pfund Featured In Forbes Mentoring Practice 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. 

  • 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.

  • Podcast: How the pandemic widened scientists’ mentoring networks

    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.  

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

    Join Drs. Christine Pfund and Ruth Gotian on “Re-Examining Your Mentoring Relationship in the Current Moment” webinar!

  • Introducing the Science of Mentorship PodcastIntroducing the Science of Mentorship Podcast

    Article from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Read from Source We’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 ...

  • WCER Improving Mentoring Relationships for Next Generation of Academic Science LeadersWCER Improving Mentoring Relationships for Next Generation of Academic Science Leaders

    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 ...

  • 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 ...