Sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association
Everyone finds themselves in the role of being mentored and of being considered a mentor, critical components of success at work and in life. This is explicitly true of postdoctoral fellows – they serve as mentors to undergrads, graduate students and postdocs, while also seeking guidance from their peers and faculty mentors. However, few of us have been formally trained to be a mentor. This session will cover best practices in both identifying mentors and being a successful mentor. At the completion of the session, participants will leave with an understanding of the properties of the outstanding (and not so outstanding!) mentors in their life.
Speaker: Bill Mahoney, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, UW Graduate School; Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, UW School of Medicine; Director of the Molecular Medicine & Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program.