The 2018 Mentoring Forum will feature a presentation on Culturally Aware Mentorship by Kelly A. Diggs-Andrews, PhD, CEO and Founder of Diggs-Andrews Consulting LLC; Master Facilitator, Mentor Training Core, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN); and Certified Trainer, Facilitator and Mentor Training, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER).
Culturally Aware Mentorship is an innovative initiative launched through NRMN to enhance mentors’ and trainees’ ability to effectively address cultural diversity matters in their research mentoring relationships. The CAM initiative and approach are supported by evidence which indicates that broader participation of culturally diverse groups enhances the quality of research and practice in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences.
Following Dr. Diggs-Andrews’ talk, seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. The awards will be presented by George Mashour, MD, PhD. Dr. Mashour is Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research, Medical School; Executive Director of MICHR; and Executive Director for Translational Research, Office of Research.
Check-in and a light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., with Dr. Diggs-Andrews’ presentation starting at 9:00 a.m. with the awards ceremony immediately following.
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