COVID-19 Mentoring Resources: tips and resources for mentors and mentees

A quick glance at the Mentoring Academy for Research Excellence

Our program focuses on disseminating mentoring best practices for faculty in the health sciences. Our workshops for mentees and mentors address how to foster an environment that values and supports mentoring in research and career progression.

Our audience — We serve the professional and career development needs of postdoctoral scholars, assistant and early associate professors, and other trainees, with an emphasis on those wishing to have a research-oriented career. However, we are open to all faculty and trainees desiring a mentoring environment to help achieve their professional goals.

Mission — Develop the next generation of independent, highly successful academic faculty, and advance the UC Davis Health research mission.

Vision — Reorient the culture of the institution to support, reward, and enhance quality mentoring in the health sciences.

Learn more about the academy

What our program participants say . . .

Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Mentoring supports my academic life

"Being in academia provides the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research with brilliant collaborators. Implementation science research allows me to bring science to a diverse group of people that I might not otherwise ever get to meet, in my neighborhood and across the world."

Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Sandhya Venugopal M.D.

Find a good mentor early in your career

"Probably the most important element, especially early on, is to find a good mentor. An excellent mentor is one who understands your level of skills, knows what your career goals are, and is able to guide you through a successful path."

Sandhya Venugopal M.D., Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education