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  • Entering Research Article featured in CBE-Life Sciences Education Journal Entering 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 Research Article 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 Mentors Dr 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 diversity From 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 ...

  • UW−Madison Mentorship Experts Anchor Federal Push to Diversify Biomedical Workforce UW−Madison Mentorship Experts Anchor Federal Push to Diversify Biomedical Workforce

    UW−Madison Mentorship Experts Anchor Federal Push to Diversify Biomedical Workforce Read from Source WCER investigators Christine Pfund, Angela Byars-Winston receive major grants October 31, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications UW-Madison expertise is key to a new $43 million federal effort to bring more women and minorities into the biomedical sciences. UW−Madison will continue to play a ...

  • The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

    By NASEM Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM Public Release Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT Please join us for the release of the new National Academies report, The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM, which systematically compiles and analyzes current research on the characteristics, competencies, and behaviors of effective ...

  • Training Opportunity: Enhance undergraduate and graduate research training programs with Entering Research

    Facilitator Training workshops for Entering Research (undergraduate and graduate researcher training) will be held February 13-14, 2020 and June 4-5, 2020 at UW-Madison. In this two-day event co-hosted by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), participants will learn about ...