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

Admission to the training is by application only.

Spring 2021 Trainings for Junior and Senior Faculty

Want to be a more effective research mentor?

Join us in May 2021 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
  • Team science.

Requirements for the training:

  • Complete online pre-work (approximately 1-2 hours) on the Tufts CTSI I LEARN platform prior to attending the live session.
  • Participate actively during the live session (2 hours) and share mentoring experiences.
  • Answer follow-up surveys about the outcomes and impact of this training on your mentees.

Available Sessions

  • Monday May 17, 1:00-3:00PM EDT, via Zoom
  • Monday May 24, 1:00-3:00PM EDT, via Zoom

Each session is limited to 8-12 participants to optimize small group and peer learning. Admission to mentor training is by application and is open to faculty across our partner network.

Submit your application for Faculty Mentor Training by May 12, 2021.

After completing one of these sessions, you should 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.

New! Special Mentor Training for Graduate Students

In Spring 2021, Tufts CTSI will offer a new, special session for graduate students in the Tufts University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences MD/PhD and Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) programs. In addition to exploring concepts of mentoring, this special session will focus on how to have an effective mentor relationship, resiliency, and how to receive constructive feedback.

Available session

  • Monday, May 10, 1:00-3:00PM EDT, via Zoom

Submit your application for Graduate Student Mentor Training by April 30, 2021.

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
  • Michael Chin, MD, PhD, Research Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center and Research Institute, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), CardioVascular Center (CVC), and the Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Jill Maron, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute; Vice Chair of Pediatric Research, Tufts Children’s Hospital; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Runstadler, PhD, DVM, MS, Professor, Department of Infectious Disease & Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stakeholder and Community Engagement; Lead Navigator Tufts CTSI; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine


Please contact training@tuftsctsi.org with any questions.