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Graduate Education Seminar Series—“Reassess – Realign – Reimagine: Pivoting to Remote Research Mentoring”

Developing new strategies to mentor research trainees in remote working environments will help to keep their academic and research careers on track as well as support their research productivity during the COVID-19 era. 

In collaboration with the National Directors of Graduate Studies, the School of Medicine Graduate Education Office will host a webinar titled “Reassess – Realign – Reimagine: Pivoting to Remote Research Mentoring” as part of the Graduate Education Seminar Series. This session will be held Thursday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

This webinar will introduce a three-step process derived from evidence-based approaches research training programs can use to support their research mentors and trainees to reassess, realign and reimagine their mentoring relationships in ways that enhance the effectiveness of the relationship both now and in the future.

Janet L. Branchaw, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education, will present.

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About the speaker

Janet L. Branchaw is faculty director of the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research and programming focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative approaches to science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special emphasis on research training and mentoring, assessment of student learning, and broadening participation in science.

About the series

The Graduate Education Seminar Series is themed “Changing the Culture of Graduate Education” with the goal of sharing innovations and creating a community of educators across institutions.