Research Mentoring Workshop

CTSI Research Mentoring Workshop

The Miami CTSI Research Mentoring program is a series of workshops for early stage faculty and their mentors to strengthen their mentoring skills and build successful relationships.

Workshops utilize a curriculum that is evidence based and are interactive and include presentations, exercises and discussions with mentoring teams.


  • Training will take place over 3 non-consecutive days (each one is a full day.) View a sample schedule
  • It will be conducted in person at the CTSI Training Center located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (prev. CRB), suite 710.
  • There will not be a virtual option.
  • Values Clarification and Goal Setting
  • Creating & Managing Your Personal Board of Directors
  • Crafting a Personal Narrative
  • Networking Your Way to Success
  • Academic Persistence and Work Life Balance
  • Time Management
  • Money Mentoring: Managing the Financial Aspects of an Academic Career
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • To Mentor or not to Mentor
  • Communication Tools for Mentoring
  • Writing Effective Letters of Support
  • Career- mapping: What Your CV Reveals About Your Goals

Who Should Attend?

  • Early-stage faculty and their mentor(s) across all UM schools are invited to attend.
  • Mentors can be a primary mentor or any member of the mentoring team.
  • Non-MSOM investigators and multi-disciplinary mentor/mentee pairs are strongly encouraged to apply.


Due to the attendance limitation, participants will be selected based on (1) their commitment and the commitment of their mentor to attend the full training, and (2) the order the registration was completed (first come, first served). The time commitment over the 3 days is expected to be 8 hours for the mentors, and 16 hours for the mentees.


Certificates will be offered upon completion of the training. To obtain the certificate, mentees must complete the training.


Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Katz Professor of Medicine
Director, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Co-Director and MPI, CTSI K12 program
University of Miami MSOM

Robert Levy, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Ophthalmology and Medicine
Associate Editor, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
University of Miami MSOM


Please email questions to [email protected].