Nominate faculty research mentors by Aug. 9

Published by CTSI on May 29, 2019

Being a mentor is no small feat; it takes an individual who is truly invested in the success of the mentee and believes in the research. CTSI’s mentors focus on providing guidance to budding researchers, trainees and junior faculty through their first research projects and support them throughout the complex process of beginning their research careers.

 CTSI’s mentors focus on providing guidance to budding researchers, trainees and junior faculty through their first research projects and support them throughout the complex process of beginning their research careers.Former CTSI-Ed Scholar Rebecca Shlafer and her mentor Michael Resnick

Mentors go beyond lending their support by helping to develop their mentees’ scientific and research skills, including writing and submitting winning grants, and providing guidance on navigating the career advancement process.

CTSI continues to commend these key partnerships that are advancing the next generation of researchers, and is currently accepting nominations for its annual Mentor of the Year Awards program.

The program recognizes exceptional University of Minnesota faculty research mentors and biostatistician and informatician mentors of any current or past CTSI Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed) Scholar.

Current or past CTSI-Ed Scholars from any of its faculty and trainee career development programs are invited to submit nominations by Aug. 9 for:

The awards acknowledge research mentors for their research assistance and guidance, interpersonal and motivational skills, promotion of career development, contribution to CTSI, mentor training record and NIH biosketch. 

Nominations will be reviewed and awardees will be selected by a committee chaired by co-directors of CTSI’s mentoring program, Drs. Esam El-Fakahany, College of Pharmacy,  and Anne Marie Weber-Main, Medical School. Award winners will be announced at the CTSI Annual Poster Session Sept. 16, 2019 at McNamara Alumni Center, and will r eceive discretionary funds and a commemorative plaque.

Previous awardees include: Kathryn Cullen, Cavan Reilly, Elizabeth Rogers, Michele Allen, John Connett, Reena Kartha, Christine Wendt, James Cloyd, III, Kelvin O. Lim, Carol Lange, Betsy Seaquist, Lisa Coles, Rebecca Shlafer, Alicia Allen, Kyle Rudser, and Lynn Eberly.

Contact ctsieduc@umn.edu with any questions.

Submit nominations to CTSI-Ed

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