Faculty Mentoring Program


TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Faculty Mentoring Lunchtime Series

This lunch series features distinguished faculty mentors in an informal session about mentorship, career advancement and satisfaction at UCSF.

Light lunch will be provided.

All faculty are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged and will reserve you a lunch, but drop ins are welcome.


Friday April 20, Noon-1:00pm Parnassus Campus, Room CL 213-214
Ken Covinsky, MD, MPH

Dr. Covinsky will share his tips for success for early and mid-career faculty.  He will focus on the knowledge and skills needed to advance in a research career – namely writing papers and grants. In an informal discussion with Dr. Covinsky and others, learn how to:

      • Improve your writing to enhance your success in grants and publications.
      • Establish and work effectively with authorship teams.
      • Discuss approaches to getting helpful feedback on your ideas – from identifying the research question to framing your results.

Ken Covinsky is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics.  His research focuses on the determinants and outcomes of disability in older persons.  He directs the UCSF Older Americans Independence Center (Pepper Center) which supports infrastructure development and career development to develop aging research at UCSF.  He has a long standing interest in mentoring and career development in clinical and outcomes research and is the recipient of the 2018 Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award (Professor rank).

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Wednesday May 23, Noon to 1:00 pm   Zuckerberg San Francisco General Room 7M27
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

At this session, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Mangurian and other UCSF mentees and mentors for informal discussion and advice. Dr. Mangurian will share her own experience and her approach as an effective mentor on best practices to ensure success and satisfaction in your career at UCSF. Some of the topics she will address include:

•                How to build and work effectively with a mentorship team.
•                What is a “sponsor” and how they can help in your career.
•                Juggling work-life and home-life.

Dr. Christina Mangurian is the Vice Chair for Diversity and an Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is a Latina community psychiatrist dedicated to reducing healthcare disparities among ethnically diverse populations with severe mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Dr. Mangurian is a widely recognized, outstanding mentor for junior faculty and trainees at all levels and is the recipient of the 2018 Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award (Associate rank).

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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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