Faculty Mentoring Program

Mentoring and Career Development for PhD Faculty at UCSF:
Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, January 10 / 3:00–4:30 pm

Panelists: Dorie Apollonio, PhD; Laura Fejerman, PhD; James Harrison, PhD;
Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, PhD; Angelica Perez-Andujar, PhD; Matthias Hebrok, PhD

Discussants: Mitch Feldman, MD, MPhil; Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPh;
Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD; Pat O’Sullivan, EdD; Nynikka Palmer, PhD

The session is aimed both at mentees as well as the mentors of PhD faculty with the goal of sharing tips, best practices and resources for career development at UCSF. Topics that will be covered include:

  •  How to build and manage your mentoring team
  •  Finding funding and developing scholarly independence
  •  Understanding authorship


Moving up at UCSF:
A Discussion on Advancement and Promotion

Thursday, January 18 / Noon–1:00 pm

Presenter: Brian Alldredge, PharmD, Vice Provost Academic Affairs

Learn about the faculty series’ at UCSF, the criteria for moving through the faculty ranks, and how to succeed at UCSF in all series and ranks. Participants are encouraged to review fundamental information about advancement prior to the session here and come prepared with questions about faculty advancement and/or suggestions for ways that the advancement process could be improved or clarified.



Mentorship AND Sponsorship are Crucial to Career Advancement for Women Faculty

Wednesday, January 31 / 9:00–10:30 am

Guest Speaker: Amparo Villablanca, MD, Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Frances Lazda Endowed Chair and Director, Women's Cardiovascular Medicine (womenshearthealth.ucdavis.edu) Director, Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/wimhs/)

Also Featuring UCSF Panelists: Claire Brindis, DrPh; Mitch Feldman, MD, MPhil; Leah Karliner, MD; Nerissa Ko, MD; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD

How cultivating sponsorship, in addition to mentorship can help women faculty advance more readily in their careers? This session will cover:

  • What is sponsorship and how does it differ from mentorship?
  • When should the mentee look for sponsorship—and how to get it.
  • Why is sponsorship especially important for women faculty?

Dr. Villablanca is professor of cardiovascular medicine, a physician-scientist with over 25 years of  experience in academic medicine, and a pioneering clinician in the field of women and heart disease. Her research team was the recipient of one of 14 NIH grants addressing issues posing barriers to women in the academic biomedical workforce, with a focus on career flexibility and family friendly practices. She is also a co-chair of the national Research Partnership for Women in Science Careers to provide leadership and new insights into the key factors that promote the inclusion, retention, success, and advancement of women in academia.





For More Information

Please contact Irené Merry, Faculty Mentoring Program Coordinator or Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Mentoring.

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