Mentor Academy

The Mentor Academy provides research mentors with opportunities to develop mentoring skills through biweekly sessions during a four-month program.

Group at Mentor Academy workshop

Participants attend a skill-building workshop presented by W. Brad Johnson, PhD, to provide mentors with strategies for developing high-impact mentoring relationships in higher education.

The Mentor Academy promotes the development of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists through a culture of support for mentoring and 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.

Beyond the Master Mentor Program, the Mentor Academy plans to develop training programs for early career mentors as well as for mentees, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Interested in joining the mentor academy? Want to participate in an upcoming session?

Please contact Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, director of the CTSI Mentor Academy:

You can also fill out an application online here. The academy is full for Fall 2018, but we welcome applicants for Spring 2019.

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“Following completion of the Mentor Academy, I was nominated for a Superior Accomplishment Award with specific mention of my mentor style. I credit many of my skills to the program.”

Catherine Price, PhD, 2017 alumni

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“The Mentor Academy was the most enjoyable professional development program I’ve done in my 15 years at UF. The community and diversity of thought have helped me approach new situations.”

Benjamin Lok, PhD, 2016 alumni


Members of the Mentor Academy

More than 50 members from nine colleges — listed below — have participated in the CTSI Mentor Academy’s Master Mentor program since its launch in 2013. Use the search bar and filters to narrow your results.

Stephen Anton, PhDAging and Geriatric ResearchMedicineJune 2015
Kelli Barr, PhDComparative, Diagnostic & Population MedicineVeterinary MedicineMay 2018
Azra Bihorac, MD, MSSurgery and AnesthesiologyMedicineDecember 2016
Jennifer L. Bizon, PhDNeuroscience/PsychiatryMedicineDecember 2016
David Bloom, PhDMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineDecember 2016
Mark Brantly, MDPulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineMedicineJune 2015
Mary B. Brown, PhDInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineJune 2016
Daniel R. Brown, PhDInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineJune 2017
Benjamin Kirk Canales, MD, MPHUrologyMedicineJune 2016
Larisa Cavallari, Pharm DPharmacogenomicsPharmacyDecember 2016
Seunghee Cha, DDS, PhDOral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic SciencesDentistryJune 2017
Edward Chan, PhDOral BiologyCollege of DentistryJune 2015
Miguel Chuquilin, MDNeurologyMedicineMay 2018
Robert Cook, MD, MPHInternal MedicinePublic Health and Health Professions and MedicineJune 2016
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD, MS, FAHA, FACCPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyJune 2015
Linda Cottler, PhD, MPHEpidemiologyPublic Health and Health Professions and MedicineJune 2014
Gill Diamond, PhDDepartment of Oral BiologyDentistryDecember 2017
Sylvain Doré, PhDAnesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry and NeuroscienceMedicineJune 2014
Jennifer Elder, PhD, RN, FAANHealth Care Environments and Systems NursingNursingJune 2014
Amara Estrada Mentor Academy F2017Amara H Estrada, DVMSmall Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary MedicineDecember 2017
David Fedele, PhDClinical and Health PsychologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsJune 2017
Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCMAnesthesiologyMedicineJune 2015
Roger Fillingim, PhDCommunity Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Pain Research and Intervention
DentistryJune 2014
Reginald Frye, PharmD, PhD, FCCPPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyJune 2014
Yan Gong, PhDPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyMay 2018
Valeria V. Gordan, DDS, MSRestorative Dental SciencesDentistryJune 2017
Paul Gulig, PhDMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineJune 2015
Matthew J. Gurka, PhDHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineDecember 2016
Chris Hass, PhDApplied Physiology & KinesiologyHealth and Human PerformanceDecember 2016
Shannon Holliday, PhDOrthodonticsDentistryDecember 2016
Ann Horgas, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingJune 2015
Sriram Kalyanaraman, PhDJournalismCollege of Journalism and CommunicationsJune 2017
Amir Kazory, MD, FASNDivision of NephrologyUF HealthDecember 2017
Gail Keenan, PhD, RN, FAANTeaching and Research in Clinical NursingNursingDecember 2016
Joseph Larkin, PhDMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)December 2016
Jose Lemos, PhDOral BiologyDentistryMay 2018
Marian Limacher, MDCardiovascular MedicineMedicineJune 2014
Bin Liu, PhDPharmacodynamicsPharmacyJune 2014
ben lokBen Lok, PhDComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringDecember 2016
Robert J. Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAANNursingNursingJune 2016
Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhDHealth Outcomes and PolicyMedicineJune 2014
Hiren Mehta, PhDMedicineMedicineMay 2018
Francois Modave, PhDHealth Outcomes and PolicyMedicineJune 2016
Kevin McHugh, MS, PhDPeriodontologyDentistryJune 2016
Alicia Mohr, MD, MD, FACS, FCCCritical Care SurgeryMedicineJune 2016
neubertJohn Neubert, DMD, PhDOrthodonticsDentistryDecember 2017
Sara Jo Nixon, PhDPsychiatryMedicineJune 2015
Elizabeth Nunamaker, PhD, DVM, DACLAMNIMET: Nanoscience Institute for Medical & Engineering TechnologyEngineeringDecember 2017
Kevin Otto, PhDBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringDecember 2017
Caryn Plummer, DVMSmall Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary MedicineJune 2017
Catherine Price, PhD, ABPPClinical and Health Psychology/AnesthesiologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsJune 2017
Ann Progulske-Fox, PhDOral BiologyDentistryJune 2014
Anita Rajasekhar, MDMedicineMedicineMay 2018
Joseph Riley III, PhDCommunity Dentistry and Behavioral ScienceDentistryJune 2015
Kathryn Ross, PhD, MPHClinical & Health PsychologyMedicineMay 2018
Mark Segal, MD, PhDNephrology, Hypertension and Renal TransplantationMedicineJune 2015
Kimberly Sibille, MA, PhDAging & Geratric ResearchMedicineJune 2016
Clay Smith, PhDOpthalmologyMedicineDecember 2016
Sihong Song, PhDPharmaceuticsPharmacyJune 2015
Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RNFamily, Community and Health System ScienceNursingJune 2015
Catherine W.
Striley, PhD, MSW,ACSW, MPE
EpidemiologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsDecember 2017
Scott Tomar, DMD, MPHCommunity Dentistry & Behavioral ScienceDentistryMay 2018
Deepthi Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSWEpidemiologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsMay 2018
Vinata Vedam-Mai, MSc, PhDNeurosurgeryMedicineMay 2018
Shannon Wallet, PhDOral BiologyDentistryJune 2015
Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAANNursingNursingJune 2017
Christina Wilson, MD, PhDNeurology Residency ProgramMedicineJune 2016
Meredith Wicklund, MDNeurologyMedicineJune 2016
Adam Woods, PhDClinical and Health PsychologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsJune 2017
Jacqueline Abranches, Ph.D.
Oral Biology
December 2018
Emily J. Bartley, PhD

Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science
December 2018
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA
Occupational Therapy
Public Health and Health Professions
December 2018
Jack W. Judy, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering
December 2018
Robert Leeman, PhD
Health Education & Behavior
Health and Human Performance
December 2018
Todd Manini, PhD
Aging and Geriatric Research
December 2018
Jeremy C. McIntyre, Ph.D.
December 2018
Sergio Romero, PhD
Occupational Therapy
Public Health and Health Professions
December 2018
Barry Setlow, PhD
December 2018
Heather Vincent, Ph.D., FACSM
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
December 2018
Kevin R Vincent, M.D.,Ph.D.,FACSM,CAQSM
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
December 2018
Danxin Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Pharmacotherapy and translational research
December 2018