Team & Advisory Council

Chris Pfund

Dr. Christine Pfund

CIMER Director, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), Department of Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and Center for Women's Health Research

Leah Nell Adams

Leah Nell Adams

Assistant Director

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Jenna Rogers

Research Director

Julia Vander Meer

Julia Vander Meer

Program Manager

The National Research Mentoring Network's (NRMN) missoin is to provide researchers across all career stages in the biomedical,behavioral,clinical and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity,inclusivity and culture. The NRMN's Mentor Training Core based at the University of Wisconsin—Madison serves as a national hub to prepare mentors and mentees in biomedical research through training, both in-person and online. The MTC delivers evidence-based training programs designed to help mentors and mentees engage in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships.

Kim Spencer

Assistant Director of Research

The National Research Mentoring Network's (NRMN) missoin is to provide researchers across all career stages in the biomedical,behavioral,clinical and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity,inclusivity and culture. The NRMN's Mentor Training Core based at the University of Wisconsin—Madison serves as a national hub to prepare mentors and mentees in biomedical research through training, both in-person and online. The MTC delivers evidence-based training programs designed to help mentors and mentees engage in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships.

Emily Utzerath

Director, Facilitator Training Initiative

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Xue Gong

Research Assistant

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Kayla Jischke

Research Team Support

Haley Blach

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Victoria Zurakowski

Faculty Leaders

Janet Branchaw

Dr. Janet Branchaw

CIMER Faculty Leader, Trainee Initiatives, Department of Kinesiology, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), UW–Madison

Melissa McDaniels

Dr. Melissa McDaniels

Angela Byars-Winston

Dr. Angela Byars-Winston

UW–Madison Advisory Council Members

Dr. Chris Brace Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Andrew Greenberg Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute for Chemical Education Dr. Eric Hooper Departments of Astronomy and Physics Dr. Robert Mathieu Vilas Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, Director, WCER and CIRTL Dr. Stephanie Robert Director, School of Social Work, Affiliated with the Department of Population Health Sciences, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Demography and Ecology, and Center for Demography of Health and Aging Dr. Christine Sorkness School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Public Health-Department of Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), and Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) Dr. Amber Smith Faculty Associate for Research Mentor/Mentee Programs, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement