Culturally Aware Mentor Training

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 15, 2016

The Culturally Aware Mentoring (CAM) training is a six-hour intensive training designed for mentors of grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty who have already completed some form of mentor training. This awareness-raising helps participants to identify their personal assumptions, biases, and privileges that may operate in their mentoring relationships. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice culturally aware mentoring skills.


During this workshop, mentors will learn how to:

1. Identify how their cultural beliefs, worldviews, and identities influence their mentoring practices.

2. Recognize how cultural diversity can impact their research mentoring relationships.

3. Acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, stereotype threat, and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship.

4. Use culturally responsive mentoring principles to guide them in talking about cultural diversity matters with their mentees.

5. Apply evidence-based strategies to reduce and counteract the impact of biases, stereotype threat, and privilege to foster trusting, culturally responsive mentoring relationships.

The training will be facilitated by Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park  and Angela Byars-Winston, PhD pf the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Quinn is a Professor in the Department of Family Science, and Senior Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland at College Park. She is the Principal Investigator on the Center of Excellence in Race, Ethnicity and Health Disparities Research, funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and within it, she is also the Principal Investigator on a study, Uncovering and Addressing Cultural Beliefs behind Vaccine Racial Disparities. She is a coinvestigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant from the NIH.

Dr. Byars-Winston is a psychologist and nationally-recognized expert on cultural influences on career development and mentoring, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences and medicine. Her research has focused on testing the validity of theoretical models to explain and predict academic and career outcomes using social cognitive theoretical approaches. She is currently co-leading a four-year, $1.4 million NIH grant to assess how mentors and mentees define cultural diversity awareness. She is a co-investigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant from the NIH.

To apply, please click here: Registration Form

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016

For more information, please contact Dr. Mitchell Feldman ( or Sarah Lingat (


This workshop is limited to 20 participants, to maximize discussion and interaction among the attendees. Participants must cover their own travel expenses. Sponsored by a pilot grant from the National Research Mentoring Network, Drs. Mitchell Feldman MD, MPHil and Mandana Khalili MD, and the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Comprehensive Mentoring Program

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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