Welcome to the CIMER publications page! Here, we proudly present a diverse and insightful collection of publications all aimed at advancing the dialogue surrounding the importance of mentorship education.
Bakken, L. L., Byars-Winston, A., Gundermann, D. M., Ward, E. C., Slattery, A., King, A., … Taylor, R. E. (2010). Effects of an Educational Intervention on Female Biomedical Scientists’ Research Self-Efficacy. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 15(2), 167–183.
Butz, A. R., and Branchaw, J. L. (2020). Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA): Validity evidence for an instrument to measure undergraduate and graduate research trainee development. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(2), ar18.
Byars-Winston, A., Gutierrez, B., Topp, S., and Carnes, M. (2017). Integrating Theory and Practice to Increase Scientific Workforce Diversity: A Framework for Career Development in Graduate Research Training. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 10(4).
Clement, L., Dorman, J. B., and McGee, R. (2019). The Academic Career Readiness Assessment: Clarifying hiring and training expectations for future life sciences faculty. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(2).
Ellinas, E. H., Kaljo, K., Patitucci, T. N., Novalija, J., Byars-Winston, A., and Fouad, N. A. (2019). No room to “lean in”: a qualitative study on gendered barriers to promotion and leadership. Journal of Women’s Health, 28(3), 393-402.
Estrada, M., Burnett, M., Campbell, A. G., Campbell, P. B., Denetclaw, W. F., Gutiérrez, C.G., Hurtado, S., John, G.H., Matsui, J., McGee, R., Moses Okpodu, C., Joan Robinson, T., Summers, M.F., Werner-Washburne, M., and Zavala, M. (2016). Improving underrepresented minority student persistence in STEM. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 15(3), es5.
Harwood, E. M., Jones, A. R., Erickson, D., Buchwald, D., Johnson‐Hemming, J., Jones, H. P., Manson, S., McGee, R., Smith, A., Steer, C.J., and Vishwanatha, J. K. (2019). Early career biomedical grantsmanship self‐efficacy: validation of an abbreviated self‐assessment tool. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1445(1), 17-26.
Hemming, J., Eide, K., Harwood, E., Ali, R., Zhu, Z., Cutler, J., & Group, N. R. M. N. C. (2019). Exploring professional development for new investigators underrepresented in the federally funded biomedical research workforce. Ethnicity & disease, 29(Suppl 1), 123.
Jacob, R.R., Gacad, A., Pfund, C. et al. The “secret sauce” for a mentored training program: qualitative perspectives of trainees in implementation research for cancer control. BMC Med Educ 20, 237 (2020).
Javier, D., Stinson, K., Zavala, M., Ahmed, T., & Vishwanatha, J. K. (2021). NRMNet: Building a national resource for mentorship, networking and professional development to enhance diversity. Ethnicity & disease, 31(3), 469..
Jones, H., McGee, R., Weber-Main, AM., Buchwald, D., Manson, S., Vishwanatha, J., Okuyemi, K. (2017). Enhancing research careers: an example of a US national diversity-focused, grant-writing training and coaching experiment. BioMed Central Proceedings. 11 (Suppl 12):14. PMCID: PMC5773888: PMID: 29375659
McGee, R., Lee, S., Pfund, C., Branchaw, J. (2015). Beyond “Finding Good Mentors” to “Building and Cultivating your Mentoring Team.” National Postdoctoral Association: Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook
Naffziger, M., Richardson-Stovall, J., Williams, S., and McGee, R. (2012). Beyond Mentoring: Academic Career “Coaching” as a Supplement to the Traditional Training of Biomedical PhD Students. 5th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
O’Connell, K., Hoke, K., Berkowitz, A., Branchaw, J., and Storksdieck, M. (2020). Undergraduate learning in the field: Designing experiences, assessing outcomes, and exploring future opportunities. Journal of Geoscience Education, 1-14.
Padek, M., Mir, N., Jacob, R.R., Chambers, D.A., Dobbins, M., Emmons, K.M., Kener, J., Kumanyika, S., Pfund, C., Proctor, E.K., Stange, K.C., and Brownson, R.C. (2018). Training scholars in dissemination and implementation research for cancer prevention and control: a mentored approach. Implementation Science, 13(18).
Remich, R., Jones, R., Wood, C.V., Campbell, P., and McGee, R. (2016). How Women in Biomedical PhD Programs Manage Gender Consciousness as They Persist Toward Academic Research Careers. Academic Medicine, 91(8), 1119-1127.
Remich, R., Naffziger-Hirsch, M.E., Gazley, J.L., and McGee, R. (2017). Scientific Growth and Identity Development during a Postbaccalaureate Program: Results from a Multisite Qualitative Study. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 15(3).
Risner, L. E., Morin, X. K., Erenrich, E. S., Clifford, P. S., Franke, J., Hurley, I., & Schwartz, N. B. (2020). Leveraging a collaborative consortium model of mentee/mentor training to foster career progression of underrepresented postdoctoral researchers and promote institutional diversity and inclusion. PloS one, 15(9), e0238518.
Sorkness, C. A., Scholl, L., Fair, A. M., and Umans, J. G. (2019). KL2 mentored career development programs at clinical and translational science award hubs: Practices and outcomes. Journal of clinical and translational science, 4(1), 43-52.
Stobart-Gallagher, M., and O’Connell, A. (2018). Preparing osteopathic students for the single graduate medical education accreditation system: evaluating factors for match success in emergency medicine. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(5), 820
Weber-Main, A. M., McGee, R., Eide Boman, K., Hemming, J., Hall, M., Unold, T., … & Okuyemi, K. S. (2020). Grant application outcomes for biomedical researchers who participated in the National Research Mentoring Network’s Grant Writing Coaching Programs. PloS one, 15(11), e0241851.
Williams, S. N., Thakore, B. K., and McGee, R. (2016). Career Coaches as a Source of Vicarious Learning for Racial and Ethnic Minority PhD Students in the Biomedical Sciences: A Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE, 11(7), e0160038.
Butz, A. R., Spencer, K., Thayer-Hart, N., Cabrera, I. E., and Byars-Winston, A. (2018). Mentors’ motivation to address race/ethnicity in research mentoring relationships. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(3), 242–254.
Byars-Winston, A., Rogers, J. G., Thayer-Hart, N., Black, S., Branchaw, J., & Pfund, C. (2023). A randomized controlled trial of an intervention to increase cultural diversity awareness of research mentors of undergraduate students. Science Advances.
Byars-Winston, A.M., Branchaw, J., Pfund, C., Leverett, P., and Newton, J. (2015). Culturally Diverse Undergraduate Researchers’ Academic Outcomes and Perceptions of Their Research Mentoring Relationships. Int. J. Sci. Educ. 37, 2533-2554.
Byars-Winston, A., & Butz, A. R. (2021). Measuring Research Mentors’ Cultural Diversity Awareness for Race/Ethnicity in STEM: Validity Evidence for a New Scale. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 20(2), ar15.
Byars-Winston, A., Leverett, P., Benbow, R. J., Pfund, C., Thayer-Hart, N., and Branchaw, J. (2019). Race and ethnicity in biology research mentoring relationships. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication.
Byars-Winston, A., & Rogers, J. G. (2019). Testing intersectionality of race/ethnicity × gender in a social–cognitive career theory model with science identity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(1), 30–44.
Byars-Winston, A., Rogers, J., Branchaw, J., Pribbenow, C., Hanke, R., and Pfund, C. (2016). New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science. CBE Life Sciences Education, 15(3), ar32.
Byars-Winston, A., Womack, V. Y., Butz, A. R., McGee, R., Quinn, S. C., Utzerath, E., … & Thomas, S. B. (2018). Pilot study of an intervention to increase cultural awareness in research mentoring: Implications for diversifying the scientific workforce. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 2(2), 86-94.
Dunn, K., Handlesman, J., and Byars-Winston, A. (2015, April 1). Encouraging Women and Minorities In STEM Fields [radio interview]. K.P. Whaley, Producer. Wisconsin Public Radio. Retrieved from internet.
Hemming, J. J., Baez, A., Hall, M., Thompson, W., Stiles, J., & Ofili, E. (2019). Advancing health equity through organizational mentoring policies at minority-serving institutions. Ethnicity & Disease, 29(Suppl 2), 371.
House, S.C., Spencer, K.C., and Pfund, C. (2018). Understanding how diversity training impacts faculty mentors’ awareness and behavior. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 7(1), 72-86.
Pfund, C., Sorkness, C.A., Byars-Winston, A., and Thomas, S.B. (2015, March). In Reply to Chang and colleagues. Academic medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. PMID: 25710215
Vishwanatha, J. K., Basha, R., Nair, M., & Jones, H. P. (2019). An institutional coordinated plan for effective partnerships to achieve health equity and biomedical workforce diversity. Ethnicity & disease, 29(Suppl 1), 129.
Womack, V.Y., Thakore, B.K., Wod, C.V., Jewett, D.C., Jones, R.F., Ingram, S.L., Clark, J.A., Fry, C.L., Wecker, L., and McGee, R. (2020). The ASPET Mentoring Network: Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion through Career Coaching Groups within a scientific society. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(3).
Womack, V. Y., Wood, C. V., House, S. C., Quinn, S. C., Thomas, S. B., McGee, R., & Byars-Winston, A. (2020). Culturally aware mentorship: Lasting impacts of a novel intervention on academic administrators and faculty. PLoS ONE, 15(8).
Abedin, Z., Biskup, E., Silet, K., Garbutt, J. M., Kroenke, K., Feldman, M. D., McGee, Jr, R., Fleming, M., and Pincus, H. A. (2012). Deriving Competencies for Mentors of Clinical and Translational Scholars. Clinical and Translational Science, 5(3), 273–280.
Ahmed, T., Johnson, J., Latif, Z., Kennedy, N., Javier, D., Stinson, K., & Vishwanatha, J. K. (2021). MyNRMN: A national mentoring and networking platform to enhance connectivity and diversity in the biomedical sciences. FASEB BioAdvances, 3(7), 497-509.
Asquith, P., Hulland, C., and Hartenbach, E.M.. (2019). Ob-Gyn Faculty Mentoring Handbook: A guide to best practices in mentoring. University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Balster, N. J., Pfund, C., Rediske, R., and Branchaw, J. L. 2010. Entering Research: A course that creates community and structure for beginning undergraduate researchers in the STEM disciplines. CBE Life Sciences Education, 9: 108-118
Branchaw, Janet L., Amanda R. Butz, and Amber R. Smith. “Evaluation of the second edition of entering research: a customizable curriculum for apprentice-style undergraduate and graduate research training programs and courses.” CBE—Life Sciences Education 19.1 (2020): ar11.
Durbin, D. R., House, S. C., Meagher, E. A., & Rogers, J. G. (2019). The role of mentors in addressing issues of work–life integration in an academic research environment. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 3(6), 302-307.
Fleming, M., House, S., Shewakramani, V., Yu, L., Garbutt, J., McGee, R., Kroenke, K., Abedin, Z., and Rubio, D. M. (2013). The Mentoring Competency Assessment: Validation of a New Instrument to Evaluate Skills of Research Mentors. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 88(7), 1002–1008.
Hall, M., Engler, J., Hemming, J., Alema-Mensah, E., Baez, A., Lawson, K., … & Ofili, E. (2018). Using a virtual community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to support early-stage investigators pursuing grant funding. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), 2408.
House, S.C., McDaniels, M., Spencer, K.C., Utzerath, E., and Pfund, C. (2020). The NRMN Master Facilitators Initiative: Building a Community of Practice to Broaden Program Implementation. Understanding Interventions, 11(1).
Huskins, W. C., Silet, K., Weber‐Main, A. M., Begg, M. D., Fowler, Jr, V. G., Hamilton, J., & Fleming, M. (2011). Identifying and aligning expectations in a mentoring relationship. Clinical and translational science, 4(6), 439-447.
Hyun, S. H., Rogers, J. G., House, S. C., Sorkness, C. A., & Pfund, C. (2022). Revalidation of the Mentoring Competency Assessment to evaluate skills of research mentors: The MCA-21. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 6(1), e46.
Lee, S., Pfund,C., Branchaw, J., and McGee, R. (2016). “Mentoring Up: Learning to Manage Your Mentoring Relationships” In The Mentoring Continuum: From Graduate School Through Tenure. Glenn Wright, ed. Syracuse, NY: The Graduate School Press of Syracuse University.
McDaniels, M., Pfund, C., and Barnicle, K. (2016). Creating Dynamic Learning Communities in Synchronous Online Courses: One Approach from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Online Learning, 20(1)
Norris, K. C., McCreath, H. E., Hueffer, K., Aley, S. B., Chavira, G., Christie, C. A., … & Seeman, T. (2020). Baseline Characteristics of the 2015-2019 First Year Student Cohorts of the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Program. Ethnicity & Disease, 30(4), 681.
Pfund, C., House, S.C., Asquith, P., Fleming, M.F., Buhr, K.A., Burnham, E.L., Gilmore, J.M.E., Huskins, W.C., McGee, R., Schurr, K., et al. (2014). Training mentors of clinical and translational research scholars: a randomized controlled trial. Acad. Med. J. Assoc. Am. Med. Coll. 89, 774.
Pfund C., House S., Asquith P., Spencer K., Silet K., and Sorkness C. (2012). Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Co.; Pfund C. and Handelsman J., eds. Entering Mentoring Series.
Pfund, C., House, S., Spencer, K., Asquith, P., Carney, P., Masters, K.S., McGee, R., Shanedling, J., Vecchiarelli, S., and Fleming, M. (2013). A research mentor training curriculum for clinical and translational researchers. Clin. Transl. Sci. 6, 26-33.
Pfund, C., Spencer, K.C., Asquith, P., House, S.C., Miller, S., and Sorkness, C.A. (2015). Building National Capacity for Research Mentor Training: An Evidence-Based Approach to Training the Trainers. CBE-Life Sci. Educ. 14, ar24.
Rogers, J., Branchaw, J., Weber-Main, A.M., Spencer, K., and Pfund, C. (2020). How much is enough? The Impact of Training dosage and Previous Mentoring Experience on the Effectiveness of a Research Mentor Training Intervention. Understanding Interventions, 11(1).
Rogers, J., Sorkness, C. A., Spencer, K., and Pfund, C. (2018). Increasing research mentor training among biomedical researchers at Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs: The impact of the facilitator training initiative. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 2(3), 118-123.
Rogers, J., Gong, X., Byars-Winston, A., McDaniels, M., Thayer-Hart, N., Cheng, P., … & Pfund, C. (2022). Comparing the Outcomes of Face-to-Face and Synchronous Online Research Mentor Training Using Propensity Score Matching. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 21(4), ar62..
Sancheznieto, F., Sorkness, C. A., Attia, J., Buettner, K., Edelman, D., Hobbs, S., … & McCormack, W. T. (2022). Clinical and translational science award T32/TL1 training programs: program goals and mentorship practices. Journal of clinical and translational science, 6(1).
Sorkness, C.A., Pfund, C., Asquith, P., and Drezner, M.K. (2013). Research mentor training: initiatives of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Clin. Transl. Sci. 6, 256.
Sorkness, C., Pfund, C., Ofili, E., Okuyemi, K., Vishwanatha, J., Zavala, M.E., Pesavento, T., Fernandez, M., Tissera, A., Deveci, A., Javier, D., Short, A., Cooper, P., Jones, H., Manson, S., Buchwald, D., Eide, K., Gouldy, A., Kelly, E., Langford, N., McGee, R., Steer, C., Unold, T., Weber-Main, A.M., Báez, A., Stiles, J., Pemu, P., Thompson, W., Gwathmey, J., Lawson, K., Johnson, J., Hall, M., Paulsen, D., Fouad, M., Smith, A., Luna, R., Wilson, D., Adelsberger, G., Simenson, D., Cook, A., Feliu-Mojer, M., Harwood, E., Jones, A., Branchaw, J., Thomas, S., Butz, A., Byars-Winston, A., House, S., McDaniels, M., Quinn, S., Rogers, J., Spencer, K., Utzerath, E. (2017). A New Approach to Mentoring for Research Careers: Training in the National Research Mentoring Network. BioMed Central Proceedings. 11 (Suppl 12):14. PMCID: PMC5773914
Spencer, K. C., McDaniels, M., Utzerath, E., Rogers, J. G., Sorkness, C. A., Asquith, P., and Pfund, C. (2018). Building a Sustainable National Infrastructure to Expand Research Mentor Training. CBE Life Sciences Education, 17(3), ar48.
Weber-Main, A. M., Shanedling, J., Kaizer, A. M., Connett, J., Lamere, M., & El-Fakahany, E. E. (2019). A randomized controlled pilot study of the University of Minnesota mentoring excellence training academy: A hybrid learning approach to research mentor training. Journal of clinical and translational science, 3(4), 152-164.
Cameron, K. A., Daniels, L. A., Traw, E., and McGee, R. (2020). Mentoring in crisis does not need to put mentorship in crisis: realigning expectations. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-8.
Cameron, K. A., Daniels, L. A., Traw, E., & McGee, R. (2021). Mentoring in crisis does not need to put mentorship in crisis: Realigning expectations. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 5(1).
Pfund, C., Branchaw, J. L., McDaniels, M., Byars-Winston, A., Lee, S. P., & Birren, B. (2021). Reassess–Realign–Reimagine: A Guide for Mentors Pivoting to Remote Research Mentoring. CBE Life Sciences Education, 20(1), es2.
Butler, J., Fryer, C. S., Ward, E., Westaby, K., Adams, A., Esmond, S. L., Garza, M.A., Hogle, J.A., Scholl, L.M., Quinn, S.C., Thomas, S.B., and Sorkness, C. A. (2017). The Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1(3), 153–159.
Estape, E. S., Quarshie, A., Segarra, B., San Martin, M., Ríos, R., Martínez, K., … & Pemu, P. (2018). Promoting diversity in the clinical and translational research workforce. Journal of the National Medical Association, 110(6), 598-605.
Guerrero, L. R., Ho, J., Christie, C., Harwood, E., Pfund, C., Seeman, T., McCreath, H., Wallace, S. P. (2017). Using collaborative approaches with a multi-method, multi-site, multi-target intervention: evaluating the National Research Mentoring Network. BMC proceedings, 11(Suppl 12), 14.
Hitchcock, P., Mathur, A., Bennett, J., Cameron, P., Chow, C., Clifford, P., Duvoisin, R., Feig, A., Finneran, K., Klotz, D.M., Mcgee, R., O’Riordan, M., Pfund, C., Pickett, C., Schwartz, N., Street, N.E., Watkins, E., Wiest, J., and Engelke, D. (2017). Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences. eLife, 6.
Koroshetz, W.J., Beherman, S., Brame, C.J., Branchaw, J.L., Brown, E.N., Clark, E.A., Dockterman, D., Elm, J.J., Gay, P.L., Green, K.M., Hsi, S., Kaplitt, M.G., Kolber, B.J., Kolodkin, A.L., Lipscombe, D., MacLeod, M.R., McKinney, C.C., Munafò, M.R., Oakley, B., Olimpo, J.T., Percie du Sert, N., Raman, I.M., Riley, C., Shelton, A.L., Uzzo, S.M., Crawford, D.C., and Silberberg, S.D. (2020). Research Culture: Framework for advancing rigorous research. Elife, 9, e55915.
McGee, Jr, R., Saran, S., and Krulwich, T.A. (2012). Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce: Developing Talent. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: A Journal of Translational and Personalized Medicine, 79(3).
Rubio, Doris M., Colleen A. Mayowski, and Marie K. Norman. “A multi-pronged approach to diversifying the workforce.” International journal of environmental research and public health 15.10 (2018): 2219.
Wood, C. V., Campbell, P. B., and McGee, R. (2016). ‘An Incredibly Steep Hill’: How Gender, Race, And Class Shape Perspectives On Academic Careers Among Beginning Biomedical PhD Students. Journal of women and minorities in science and engineering, 22(2).