Enhancing Effective Mentorship: Discussion of evidence-based mentoring practices and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
Sponsored by the Atlanta BEST program. Funded by NIH, we are a community that promotes Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) www.best.emory.edu

Speaker: Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, Master Mentor Facilitator, NRMN and CEO and Founder, Diggs-Andrews Consulting, LLC

In this session, attendees will be introduced to the evidence-based Entering Mentoring series and discuss the benefits of quality mentoring, identify its core elements, and describe approaches to improve mentoring practices. Also, in this session, participants will learn about additional resources and opportunities through NRMN—including virtual mentoring, grant writing, cultural responsive mentor training, and professional development programs for early-career scientists—and how to enroll for upcoming NRMN activities.

August 9, 2017
Claudia Nance Rollins Building (CNR) 3001

Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Diggs-Andrews Consulting, LLC, a consulting and media company who goals is to broaden accessibility to science careers through science outreach, diversity training, and professional development. Dr. Diggs-Andrews is a trained neuroscientist and cell biologist who earned her PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. She was also the recipient of the NIH-Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Chancellor’s Diversity Graduate Fellowship, and a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Supplement. In her previous role, she served as the Education and Mentoring Fellow with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and spearheaded an NSF-funded program to develop ASM’s mentoring capacity, to advance investigator-educator collaborations and interdisciplinary research, and to broaden participation of underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. She is also a Master Facilitator with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and has organized and co-facilitated Research Mentor Training workshops for graduate trainees, postdoctoral fellows, and junior and senior faculty.

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