Tufts CTSI offers Mentor Training for individuals who mentor junior faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in research. These interactive, three-hour virtual sessions are funded by Tufts CTSI.

Admission to the training is by application only.

Spring 2023 Trainings for Junior and Senior Faculty

Want to be a more effective research mentor?

Join us in May 2023 for one of two case-based training opportunities for faculty members with mentees preparing for research careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.

If you are responsible for mentoring Tufts CTSI’s graduate education program’s fellows (TL1) and scholars (KL2), this is a great opportunity to complete the mentor training recommended every other year.

Meet peers and faculty members with expertise in mentoring and career development, and advance your skills in:

  • Goal-setting and alignment
  • Feedback (giving and receiving)
  • Diversity and unconscious bias
  • Relational boundaries
  • Wellness and resiliency.

Requirements for the training:

  • Complete online pre-work (approximately 45 minutes) on the Tufts CTSI I LEARN platform prior to attending the live session.
  • Participate actively during the live virtual session (3 hours) and share mentoring experiences.
  • Answer follow-up surveys about the outcomes and impact of this training on your mentees.

Available Sessions

  • Monday, May 15, 2023: 1:00PM–4:00PM EST
  • Monday, May 22, 2023: 1:00PM–4:00PM EST

Both sessions will take place via Zoom. Each session is limited to 8-12 participants to optimize small group and peer learning. Admission to mentor training is by open to faculty at any rank and is open to faculty across our partner network. Registration is now open! Please register for only ONE session.

After completing one of these sessions, you should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between advising, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Explain the importance of communication in the mentor/mentee relationship.
  • Discuss common mentoring challenges and possible solutions.
  • Identify mentoring tools and resources that you can use with your mentees.
  • Articulate ways that wellness and resiliency strategies can be integrated into the mentoring process.


To register for one of the Mentor Training sessions, click here.

Program Faculty

  • Gordon Huggins, MD, Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) Center for Translational Pharmacology and Genomics, Tufts Medical Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Lesley Inker, MD, MS, Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Program, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MPP, Vice President for Research, MaineHealth; Director, MaineHealth Institute for Research
  • Jonathan Runstadler, PhD, DVM, MS, Professor, Department of Infectious Disease & Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Community and Stakeholder Engagement; Lead Navigator Tufts CTSI; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine


Please contact training@tuftsctsi.org with any questions.