Chapter 3.     Mentoring

Francis L. Macrina
 

Resources

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Barker K. 2010. At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, 2nd ed. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Blixen CE, Papp KK, Hull AL, Rudick RA, Bramstedt KA. 2007. Developing a mentorship program for clinical researchers. J Contin Educ Health Prof 27:86–93.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 2008. Staffing the Lab: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Bench. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC. http://www.bwfund.org/sites/default/files/media/files/staffing%20the%20lab.pdf.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 2009. Excellence Everywhere: A Resource for Scientists Launching Research Careers in Emerging Science Centers. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC. http://www.excellenceeverywhere.org/images/book/excellence_everywhere.pdf.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 2009. Moving On: Managing Career Transitions. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC. http://www.bwfund.org/sites/default/files/media/files/Moving%20On.pdf.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2006. Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, 2nd ed, p 97–111. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD. http://www.hhmi.org/sites/default/files/Educational%20Materials/Lab%20Management/Making%20the%20Right%20Moves/moves2.pdf.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2006. Training Scientists To Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD. http://www.hhmi.org/sites/default/files/Educational%20Materials/Lab%20Management/Training%20Scientists/training-scientists-fulltext.pdf.

Cohen CM, Cohen SL. 2005. Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Dee P. 2006. Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research: A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Handelsman J, Pfund C, Lauffer SM, Pribbenow CM. 2005. Entering Mentoring: A Seminar To Train a New Generation of Scientists. University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI. http://www.hhmi.org/sites/default/files/Educational%20Materials/Lab%20Management/entering_mentoring.pdf.

International Union of Biochemistry, Committee on Education. 1989. Standards for the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Trends Biochem Sci 14:205–209.

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National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=5789.

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Online

Following are examples of guidance material that deals with mentoring issues.

Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, which provides documents including How To Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students and How To Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty at a Diverse University.

http://www.rackham.umich.edu/faculty_staff/information_for_programs/academic_success/mentoring_advising/

Oregon State University:

Mentoring at Oregon State University:

http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/faculty/graduate-mentoring

Mentoring Undergraduates:

http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/mentoring-undergraduates

The Ohio State University Graduate School Guidelines on Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students:

http://www.gradsch.osu.edu/DEPO/PDF/MentoringAdvisingGradStudents.pdf

University of California, San Francisco Graduate Division, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Web page on mentors:

http://postdocs.ucsf.edu/postdoctoral/mentors

Virginia Commonwealth University’s VCU School of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Guide:

http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/facultyaffairs/career_dev/facultymentoringguide/index.html

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a number of online resources related to mentoring.

The Intramural Research Sourcebook of the NIH includes a section on ethical conduct and mentoring:

http://sourcebook.od.nih.gov/ethic-conduct/ethical-conduct-toc.htm

Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education:

https://www.training.nih.gov/mentoring_guidelines

NIH Biomedical Workforce Task Force Web page:

http://acd.od.nih.gov/bwf.htm

Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training 2011, can be accessed at:

http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/trainingstrategicplan/

National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. Societal Benefits of a Diverse Workforce.

http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/StrategicPlanImplementationBlueprint/pages/SocietalBenefitsofaDiverseWorkforce.asp

The National Science Foundation’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2012–2016:

http://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/StrategicPlan.pdf

(Note: also use the NSF site search engine to access “postdoctoral researcher mentoring plan.”)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC):

Compact between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors Web page:

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/research/postdoccompact/

Compact between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors Web page:

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/research/gradcompact/

At the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) website, the FASEB Statement on Including Postdoctoral Mentoring Plans in Research Grant Applications and Sample Mentoring Plans and Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows:

http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/Science-Policy-Issues/Training-and-Career-Opportunities-for-Scientists/Teaching-Advocacy-Material.aspx

At the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website, the NPA Postdoctoral Core Competencies Toolkit:

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/competencies

Online resources from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including news, career advice, job opportunities, diversity issues, and a variety of other resources:

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine

myIDP, an interactive tool for creating an individual development plan, may be accessed at:

http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

MinorityPostdoc.org is a Web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience:

http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering is a Web portal featuring resources in education and research for underrepresented minority students:

http://www.nacme.org/

The Council of Graduate Schools website presents a variety of print resources on mentoring and best practices in the responsible conduct of research:

http://www.cgsnet.org/

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