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Mentoring in a Time of COVID

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Co-sponsored by MICHR, OGPS, and Rackham Graduate School.

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Mentoring in a Time of COVID

Thursday, December 17, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm

Will be held virtually.

The current SARS-CoV2 pandemic has created many new issues to navigate especially in the realm of how to mentor new and established trainees at all stages. The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), the Medical School Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS), and Rackham Graduate School are co-sponsoring this webinar, “Mentoring in a Time of COVID-19.”

This webinar will provide practical advice and resources to help mentors. Panelists will address the topics of mentee mental health, communications, and productivity.

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time.

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Michael Holinstat, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery; Director, TL1 MS program in Clinical Research (MSCR); and Director, Platelet Pharmacology and Physiology Core

Nicole M. Koropatkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Chair of Graduate Studies, Microbiology & Immunology; and Associate Director, Program in Biomedical Science

Nicole is highly engaged with initiatives to improve mentorship and graduate education at the University of Michigan, both within the M&I Department and throughout the Medical School. As an Associate Director for PIBS, she oversees a cohort of 20-25 first year PIBS doctoral students through their first year, acting as a consultant and sounding board for them as they navigate all aspects of graduate life. She is Chair of the PIBS Rotations Committee to design best practices for first year laboratory rotations and is a member of the PIBS Curriculum Committee and the PREP Admissions Committee. In the Microbiology & Immunology department Nicole is a member of the DEI Committee, the Student Ally for Mental Health, the Chair of Graduate Studies and has served on two dozen student thesis committees. Nicole believes that trainees are most productive when mentors support and promote work-life balance and professional development.

Laura Monschau, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); CAPS Embedded Psychologist for Rackham Graduate School

Dr. Monschau is a senior psychologist with over twenty years of providing mental health services at University of Michigan. Dr. Monschau's specializations include graduate mental health, trauma, and nontraditional student populations. Dr. Monschau provides clinical service exclusively with graduate students in her role as CAPS Embedded Psychologist for Rackham Graduate School. Additionally, she frequently provides consultation and support to UM faculty and staff around graduate student mental health concerns, as well as providing psychoeducational trainings on various topics to both faculty and students, including stress/burnout, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, and social-justice concerns for students.

 

For detailed workshop information please email cmloar@umich.edu

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