Led by program founder, Roger Fillingim, PhD, this academy offers research mentors the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills, creating a culture of support for both mentors and mentees at all career stages.
The Mentor Academy is a gateway to honing the art of mentorship for clinical and translational scientists. Since its inception in 2013, Mentor Academy has been the cornerstone of UF’s mentoring community, offering resources and insights to guide effective mentoring practices.
Through bi-weekly sessions spanning four months, Mentor Academy covers all aspects of mentorship and how it can be leveraged to empower mentors and mentees, elevate research, and foster a culture of support at every career level. Topics include:
- Mentoring across Diversity
- Maintaining Effective Communication
- Aligning Expectations and Assessing Understanding
- Promoting Well-Being
- Fostering Independence and Promoting Professional Development
- Ethics and Professionalism in Mentoring
- Articulating your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
More than 150 members from nine colleges have participated in the CTSI Mentor Academy’s Master Mentor program since its launch in 2013. See what they have to say about the program:
“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.”
“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.”