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Mentoring: Developing a productive mentoring relationship

Mentoring: Developing a productive mentoring relationship

January 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building F, 106
850 Republican Street
ITHS Education


Mentoring can be a critical component of your academic career path. Having a strong mentor relationship is important for mentees and mentors alike. In this Career Development Series session, Dr. Nora Disis will discuss different mentoring styles and how to adapt your experience to the style of either the mentor or mentee. Learn how the mentoring approach should evolve as the skills and objectives of the trainee change over time. Dr. Disis will also share practical tools to improve communication between a mentor and mentee.

Want to learn more? Check out these 5 tips to making the most of your mentor relationships.

Schedule of activities

  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Registration check in and light lunch
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm: Seminar

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the pros and cons of different mentoring styles
  • Define the phases of mentoring and how mentoring approaches should evolve for each phase
  • Identify tools that are useful for improving communication between mentors and mentees

About the speaker

Mary L. “Nora” Disis, MD, is the Principal Investigator of ITHS, the Associate Dean for Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at UW, and a Member of the Fred Hutch. She is also Director of the Cancer Vaccine Institute at UW. Dr. Disis is an expert in breast and ovarian cancer immunology. Her research interest is in developing vaccine and cellular therapy for breast and ovarian cancer. She holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer therapy.

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