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Self-Directed Learning Center

Self-Directed Learning Center

ITHS offers a free online learning repository for translational health sciences that is adaptable to your individual learning needs. The Self-Directed Learning Center covers domains ranging from research initiation to data analysis and management to professional regulations and skills.

The Learning Center is designed to serve users with beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of knowledge of clinical and translational sciences. You can improve your knowledge at your own pace, one course at a time, and can track your progress as you complete training sessions in your area(s) of interest.

Upcoming Events

Innovations and New Directions in Mentoring @ Health Sciences Building, Turner Auditorium, D209
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Mentoring faculty is one of the most important aspects of developing and supporting a strong research environment. In this Career Development Series session, Dr. Pat Areán will share the latest and greatest developments in how to improve skills as a mentor in three key areas: providing feedback, utilizing tools and helping mentees to build their network.

With the changing landscape of research in the area of faculty mentoring, she will share some of the best evidence-based practices to incorporate into mentoring relationships to help ensure successful, long-lasting, and rewarding mentor experiences.

This series is intended for early career faculty.


  • 11:30 – 12:00 networking and light lunch
  • 12:00-1:15 seminar

By the end of this event, learners will…

  • Be able differentiate different types of mentoring
  • Be able to identify their mentoring style
  • Be able to identify the key principals of mentoring (individual development plan, contract, progress tracking)
  • Be able to identify best practices in providing feedback
  • Be able to identify methods for helping mentees network
  • Have tools to develop their own mentor development program

About the Speaker

Patricia Areán, PhD, is a professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on the recognition and treatment of mental disorders in older adults and minority populations, particularly in recognition and treatment of depression that is identified in non-mental health settings. She is currently Director of the Personalized Treatment Development Program at University of Washington. While at the University of California, San Francisco, she was the mentorship director for the Department of Psychiatry, and was the cross cultural expert for the CTSI Mentor Development Program.

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Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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