Overview

Tufts CTSI offers Mentor Training for individuals who mentor junior faculty in research. These interactive, two-hour sessions are funded by Tufts CTSI.

Admission to the training is by application only.

Spring 2018 Trainings for New & Experienced Mentors

Want to be a more effective research mentor?

Join us this spring for two training opportunities for faculty members with mentees preparing for research careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.

You will meet peers and senior faculty members with expertise in mentoring and career development, and advance your skills in:

  • Developing an effective mentoring relationship
  • Maintaining effective communication
  • Defining and implementing mentees’ goals and timeline
  • Aligning expectations
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Fostering independence

Prior to the training sessions, selected participants will:

  • Take the University of Minnesota online course, Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring, and complete your mentoring plan (1.5-2 hours)
  • Participate actively during the session and share their mentoring experiences (2 hours)
  • Answer follow-up surveys about the outcomes and impact of this training on your mentees.

Available Sessions

Select one of the two options below applicable to your mentoring experience. Each session is limited to 8-12 participants to optimize small group and peer learning.

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

  • Describe the difference between advising 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

For Experienced Mentors

Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-4:00PM, 35 Kneeland Street, 8th Floor Conference Room, Boston

This session is for faculty members with more than five years of experience mentoring junior faculty members.

Apply by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Facilitators:

  • Sarah Booth, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director of the Vitamin K Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
  • Sawkat Anwer, DMVH, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

For New or Recent Mentors

Thursday, April 12, 9:00-11:00AM, 35 Kneeland Street, 8th Floor Conference Room, Boston

This session is for faculty members who recently obtained their first funding who are mentoring individuals at the fellow or junior faculty level.

Apply by Friday, March 30, 2018.

Facilitators:

  • Sawkat Anwer, DMVH, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gordon Huggins, MD, Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) Center for Translational Genomics, Cardiologist, Preventive Cardiology Center, and Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Details

Admission to both sessions is by application only. 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.

Contact

Please contact Sarah Jette with any questions.