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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 9th

The CTSI and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity are pleased to announce an interactive session for faculty, trainees and students from across the University on launching research and academic careers.  Please register for part or all of the afternoon. To register, please contact Jenni Oliver at

12:00-1:30 pm
Part One: Role of mentoring in launching an academic career. Please join us for lunch and a panel discussion featuring  recipients of the URMC mentoring awards from 2013 convocation.   Potential mentors and protégés  will both learn from this opportunity to share their thoughts  on the importance of mentoring and best mentoring practices.

Mentoring Panel Members:
Richard Libby, PhD.  Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Center for Visual Science
Supriya Mohile, MD.  Associate Professor,Department of Medicine,  Division of Hematology/Oncology
Eric Phizicky, PhD.  Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Pediatrics

1:30-3:00 pm
Part Two: UR Year One - Launching Research and Scholarly Careers.  Learn about the network  of resources available to new and early career faculty within specific fields, in informal conversation with experts from throughout  the University.  

UR Resources Panel Members
Medical Sciences:
Debra Andreacchi-Roth, Research Program Manager, Pharmacology & Physiology
Stephen Dewhurst, Vice Dean for Research, SMD and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research, Professor,, Microbiology & Immunology
Emily Hauenstein, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Nursing
Marjorie Hunter, Associate Vice President and Director, URMC Tech Transfer
Brenda Kavanaugh, Associate Director for Research Admin, ORPA
Paul Spengler, Director, Foundation Relations

Tom DiPiero, Associate Dean of Humanities and Professor of Modern Languages & Culture
Debra Haring, Assistant Dean for Grants & Contracts, ASE
Sonia Kane, Editorial Director, University  Rochester Press
Cheryl Williams, Assistant Director Research Admin, ORPA
Michael Anderson, Assistant Professor, Musicology

Social Sciences:
Gunta Liders, Associate Vice President for Research Administration
Anne Sisk, Assistant Dean of Grants and Contracts, Warner
Melissa Sturge-Apple, Assistant Professor,

Science & Engineering:
Sondra Anderson, Assistant Chair Physic and Astronomy
Donna Beyea, Associate Director of Research and Project Admin., ORPA
Scott Catlin, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Technology Commercialization
Cynthia Gary, Asst Dean for Grants and Contracts, AS&E
David Williams, Dean for Research in AS&E and Professor, Medical Optics

Click here for a listing of URMC Faculty Development Workshops

Past Mentoring Workshops

Date Webcast
10/17/2012 Mentors, coaches and the sociology of science: A new approach to the development of young scientists presented by Richard Mc Gee, Jr., PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
10/14/2011 The Three Objectives of Training presented by Clifton Poodry, PhD, Director of the NIH Division of Minority Opportunities in Research. Co-sponsored by the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
10/14/2009 Mentoring for Success presented by James Kahn, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine
Center for AIDs Research, UCSF Mentor Development Program, University of California, San Francisco Co-sponsored by the Developmental Center for AIDS Research
11/11/2009 The Nuts and Bolts of Mentoring presented by Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Neurology, Environmental Medicine & Community & Preventive Medicine
01/13/2010 Mentoring Across Disciplines presented by Jeffrey Lyness, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry
02/10/2010 Understanding Diversity Among Protégés presented by Edith Lord, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Beth Olivares, PhD, Assistant Dean, Diversity Initiatives, University of Rochester University of Rochester Faculty: To view the workshop, please contact Andria Mutrie (ext. 6-3782) for the password.
03/10/2010 Mentoring: What we know and what we don't - presented by Michael Fleming, MD, MPH, Director, UW Madison CTSA Research Education and Career Development Programs Dr. Fleming is director of a the UW Madison CTSA Research education and career development programs which includes 21 KL2 scholars, a Pre and post doc T32, an MS PhD program in clinical research, Capstone training programs in type I and type 2 research, a faculty mentoring program and numerous workshops and seminars in clinical research. To view the workshop, please contact Andria Mutrie (ext.6-3782) for the password.
03/10/2010 Lessons learned in developing a sustainable research programpresented by Michael Fleming, MD, MPH. To view the workshop, please contact Andria Mutrie (ext.6-3782) for the password.
05/12/2010 Giving Feedback presented by Ron Epstein, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Oncology, Director, Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care