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The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers is a series of discussions on mentoring for faculty members who train graduate students, undergraduates, post-docs, or junior faculty in the life sciences. This program is based on a Research Mentor Training curriculum developed for biomedical researchers at University of Wisconsin Madison, and includes training sessions on the following topics:

  • Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Assessing Understanding
  • Fostering Independence
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Professional Development
  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  • Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy

Data from a randomized control trial indicates the curriculum improves research mentoring skills in both junior and senior research faculty alike. To read more mentoring publications from the team that created this curriculum, visit the publications page the UW Madison team has assembled.

In Fall 2015 the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), the NC Translational and Clinical Science (NC TraCS) Institute, and the OGE co-sponsored a pilot version of this program at UNC and it was well received. The OGE led series is aimed at faculty in the biomedical sciences (including faculty who aren’t directly involved with BBSP) who primarily do lab based research.  The CFE is also offering the program to any research faculty at UNC including research faculty across many disciplines.