January 2020 DPC Webinar

Join the Diversity Program Consortium for a discussion of "The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM," a recent publication by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report presents insights on effective mentorship programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels, that can be adopted and adapted by institutions, departments, and individual faculty members. Four members from the DPC contributed to the reportDrs. Chris Pfund, Sylvia Hurtado, Richard McGee, and Angela Byars-Winston, who served as chair of the Committee on Effective Mentoring in STEMM. Drs. Pfund, Hurtado, and McGee will present important highlights from this 288-page volume.

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About the Speakers:

Christine Pfund, Ph.D., is the Principal Investigator and Director for the National Research Mentoring Network Coordination Center. She is a senior scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Dr. Pfund earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, followed by post-doctoral research in Plant Pathology, both at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Pfund is director of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research at (CIMER) and Director of Mentorship Initiatives for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), both at UW-Madison.

Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., is Professor of Education at UCLA, and served as Director of the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) for over a decade. She has led several national research projects, including a NIH/NIGMS-sponsored project (R01) on the longitudinal assessment of students aspiring for STEM careers and case studies of institutional strategies to broaden participation in STEM. Hurtado has published numerous articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, STEM education, and diversity in higher education. She is past-President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and served on Board of Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Research Council/NASEM. She served on study committees that produced several National Academy Press reports on STEM, student success, and mentoring. She is a senior investigator in the NIH's DPC Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA.

Richard McGee, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Professor of Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His primary role is to support junior faculty as they launch their independent research programs using a variety of group and individual grant writing approaches. He also leads the Northwestern Scientific Careers Research and Development Group. McGee has over 40 years of experience, first as a successful cellular neurobiologist and pharmacology professor, leader of Ph.D. and MD-PhD programs, designer of programs and interventions to guide development of young scientists, and Program Director for numerous NIH-funded diversity initiatives. In the past 20 years, he has shifted from laboratory research to social-science research to study research training and the development of young scientists. He currently is PI or Co-I of several NIH-funded research and research training program awards. 

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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