Research Mentoring Workshop Goes Virtual
The Miami CTSI concluded its first Research Mentoring Training Program on April 28, going virtual in response to in-person restrictions due to COVID-19.
The initiative’s leadership team along with the cohort of 14 mentors and 20 mentees quickly pivoted to an online platform in a commitment to completing the training program, which began in December.
The final workshop featured topics on academic persistence and work-life balance, time management, writing effective letters of support, discussing dilemmas and career mapping.
The interactive group exercises and discussions that have been an important part of the program were adapted with the use of virtual breakout rooms and guided by directors Alessia Fornoni, M.D, Ph.D., Chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Director and Chair of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Institute, Maria Luisa Alcaide M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Robert Levy, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.
Participants will receive certificates of completion and ongoing support from the CTSI.
The Research Mentoring Workshop series has been a partnership with Dr. Gregory Austin, Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute CO-Mentor Program.