National Mentoring Month

Join the Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) for a series of January events promoting faculty mentoring at UCSF. 


Faculty Mentoring Lunchtime Session: Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD on Advancement & Promotion
Thursday, January 15, Noon–1:00 pm, Parnassus C-517
Presenter: Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH

Get insider tips about advancement and promotion! As Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick will unravel fact from fiction about career advancement, the promotion process and the road to success in academia. Time will be available for discussion.  Registrants may submit their questions beforehand when they register online (though drop-ins are welcome). Bring your lunch and Dr. Fuentes-Afflick will share her expertise. 



Reverse Mentoring: Stories of Managing Up in a Mentoring Relationship
Tuesday, January 20, 3:30–5:00 pm, Parnassus, Lange Room, Kalmanovitz Library

Successful mentoring requires active engagement from both the mentor and mentee. Both mentors and mentees must learn new skills for a mentoring relationship that is satisfying and productive for both. Mentees in particular must learn how to ‘manage up’ — to take initiative of and direct the mentoring relationship, letting the mentor know what he or she needs. Reverse mentoring acknowledges that mentors need to be educated (or actively engaged) by their mentees to provide even more effective mentoring. This session features three mentor/mentee pairs who will discuss their own challenges and tips for how to integrate ‘reverse mentoring’ into a successful mentoring partnership. Attendees will leave with specific and actionable solutions to a wide variety of mentoring challenges.

Presenters: Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil; Joseph B. Guglielmo, PharmD; Lisa Kroon, PharmD; Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH; Anna Chang, MD; Mandana Khalili, MD; Nizar Mukhtar, MD



Speed Mentoring for Postdocs
Tuesday, January 2, /4:00 pm, Mission Bay - Genentech Hall, Room N-114 and the Atrium
The Postdoc Office, Graduate Division, Graduate Division Alumni Association, and the Postdoctoral Scholars' Association

A fun, fast-paced event in which postdocs will have several ten-minute, one-on-one mentoring sessions with a variety of expert mentors, who will share invaluable career advice.  This year's event will focus on postdocs who are considering working in a start-up or entrepreneurial work environment. Registration required.  



Contact Irené Merry at with questions or feedback about National Mentoring Month.

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