In partnership with the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, in late 2013 the Maryland Center for Health Equity offered its first mentor training program for senior faculty (associate and full professors) experienced in community engaged research and interested in mentoring junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows. 

The curriculum, developed by the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR), focuses on training the mentors of community engaged researchers whose work is conducted with the input and, in some cases, the direct and full participation of community members. The program was by experienced researchers and mentors, Dr. Stephen Thomas and Dr. Ruth Zambrana, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and Professor of Women’s Studies in the Maryland Population Research Center.

Participants in the program:

  • Received resources on how to be a more effective research mentor
  • Discussed mentoring challenges among peers
  • Developed their mentoring philosophy
  • Took a reflective approach to mentoring
  • Shared best mentoring practices
  • Accessed relevant readings and example templates to structure mentoring relationships 

University Maryland Research Mentor Training Evaluation Report 

Program Flyer 

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