Mentor Academy

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

Dr. Roger Fillingim leads The Mentor Academy  that 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.

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?

Contact

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, director of the CTSI Mentor Academy. Contact by phone: (352) 273-5963, or by email below.


Members and Alumni

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.

CATHERINE PRICE, PHD, 2017 alumni

“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, Ph.D.

Benjamin Lok, PhD, 2016 alumni

“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

All Members of the Mentor Academy

Name Department college year
Stephen Anton, PhD Aging and Geriatric Research Medicine June 2015
Melissa Armstrong, MD Neurology Medicine April 2019
Kelli Barr, PhD Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine Veterinary Medicine May 2018
Azra Bihorac, MD, MS Surgery and Anesthesiology Medicine December 2016
Jennifer L. Bizon, PhD Neuroscience/Psychiatry Medicine December 2016
David Bloom, PhD Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Medicine December 2016
Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir, PhD, MPH Family, Community and Health Systems Science Nursing December 2019
Mark Brantly, MD Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Medicine June 2015
Mary B. Brown, PhD Infectious Diseases and Pathology Veterinary Medicine June 2016
Daniel R. Brown, PhD Infectious Diseases and Pathology Veterinary Medicine June 2017