Graduate & Postdoc Committee
During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Graduate Student and Postdoc Committee, in coordination with HHMI, conducted a survey of the Biology graduate students and postdoctoral scholars which produced a call to action from the department to develop resources for mentorship.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Graduate Student and Postdoc Committee has developed a mentorship checklist for new graduate students and postdocs in our department. The checklist is designed as a 1-page "conversation starter" to address topics at the mentor-mentee dyad and lab group levels.
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Pfund C, Byars-Winston A, Branchaw J, Hurtado S, Eagan K. Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships. AIDS Behav. 2016 Sep;20 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):238-48. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1384-z. PMID: 27062425; PMCID: PMC4995122.
Brown University: Inclusive Mentoring