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Mentor Academy

Roger B. Fillingim, Ph.D.

Roger B. Fillingim, Ph.D., Director, CTSI Mentor Academy

The CTSI Mentor Academy was launched in June 2013 to promote the development of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists by promoting a culture of support for mentoring and by providing training in optimizing mentoring relationships for mentors and mentees at all levels of career development. Dr. Roger Fillingim leads the academy with support from Dr. Marian Limacher, co-chair of the CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program Directorate and senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development in the UF College of Medicine.

The Mentor Academy is supported by UF Health, the UF College of Medicine, and the UF CTSI. Currently, the academy offers a Master Mentor program (described below), and there are plans to develop training programs for early career mentors as well as for mentees, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Members of the Mentor Academy


Master Mentor Program

The academy’s Master Mentor Program is structured around a year-long seminar series on topics relevant to successful mentor-mentee interactions. Current and potential research mentors are invited to participate. Any UF faculty member who attends at least eight sessions will be inducted as a member of the CTSI Mentor Academy.

This program will continue every year with topics of interest to participants.

2016 Schedule & Location

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine gives the keynote speech at CTSI Trainee and Pilot Award Research Day that also serves as the kickoff event for the new CTSI Mentor Academy.

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine leads the CTSI Mentor Academy’s inaugural workshop on June 20, 2013.

The CTSI Mentor Academy’s 2016 sessions typically occur every fourth Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 3256 of the Clinical and Translational Research Building. Room 3256 is on the third floor of the north wing.


To participate, please contact:
Roger B. Fillingim, Ph.D., Director, CTSI Mentor Academy, 352-273-5963