Report from the National Academy of Sciences: The Science on Effective Mentoring in STEMM – December 4

Includes a Live Event on 12/04/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Join us for a discussion on the newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM. The study director of the report, Maria Lund Dahlberg, and a member of the report consensus committee, Rick McGee, PhD, will discuss:

  • Key report findings on the science of mentorship in STEMM
  • Report recommendations on institutional implementation of effective mentoring practices
  • Highlights of the online mentoring resource guide designed by the report committee

Ms. Dahlberg and Dr. McGee will also encourage discussion during a question and answer period after their presentation. While they will be accepting questions during the webinar, you may also submit questions ahead of time to Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Science Policy Specialist, at afield@aamc.org.

The AAMC looks forward to providing this platform for interaction with the GREAT and GRAND communities on these and future topics. Please send topic suggestions to Amanda Field (above).

Maria Lund Dahlberg

Program Officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine – National Academy of Sciences

Maria Lund Dahlberg is the study director for the Consensus Study on the Science on Effective Mentoring in STEMM for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and a program officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM). Her work with the National Academies spans topics ranging from equity, inclusion, and diversity in science, through science communications, to postdoctoral research experiences, health care, and innovation ecosystems. She came to the National Academies by way of a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, which she received after completing all requirements short of finalizing the dissertation for her doctorate in physics at Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Dahlberg holds a B.A. with high honors in physics from Vassar College and an M.S. in physics from Pennsylvania State University. 

Rick McGee, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development - Northwestern Medicine

Richard (Rick) McGee is the associate dean for professional development and a professor of medical education at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also served as a member of the consensus committee for the National Academies’ report, the Science on Effective Mentoring in STEMM. His primary role at Northwestern is to mentor and coach junior faculty beginning their independent research programs. A primary element of this work is a unique grant-writing coaching group model he has created.  His career evolved to this role starting from 20 years as a basic scientist and merging into leadership of research training programs at multiple institutions. He has developed and tested a number of novel mentoring and group coaching approaches. These roles led to an evolution to actually studying career development of young scientists from the perspective of social science theories and models.  He currently leads a group of social and education researchers conducting a large-scale, longitudinal, largely qualitative research study of career development and decisions of several hundred biomedical Ph.D. students.  His group is also studying a novel group career coaching model in a randomized controlled trial, also with several hundred Ph.D. students. All of these and his previous efforts also focused on fostering diversity in academia.

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