Events / Recipe for Success: How to Mentor and be Mentored

Recipe for Success: How to Mentor and be Mentored

June 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

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, graduate student and postdoctoral affairs, UW Graduate School; associate professor, laboratory medicine & pathology, UW School of Medicine; director, Molecular Medicine & Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program