Please join UTMB's Institute for Translational Sciences for an informative, dynamic discussion about mentorship best practices, common challenges associated with mentorship and preparing for successful careers in the diverse scientific research field.
Date: March 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: SON 1.402/1.408, 1.404, and 1.406
**To RSVP and ensure that you will receive lunch, please email Donna Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.**
9:00-10:00: Seminar: Best practices for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow mentoring
10:00-12:00: Breakout panel discussions (45 minutes each; each will run twice to allow attendees to participate in one or both discussions)
a. Common problems with graduate student and postdoctoral mentoring
i. Finding good matches between mentors and mentees
ii. Understanding how cultural differences affect mentoring relationships
iii. Differing styles of supervision for students, postdocs, technicians, etc.
iv. Communication issues: authorship, time management, expectations, scientific ethics, etc.
b. Preparing students and postdoctoral fellows for diverse scientific careers
iii. Technology development
iv. Research administration
v. Writing, editing, grant preparation
12:00-1:00: Lunch and Discussions