Volume 12, Issue 5 - May 2022
MARE: Mentoring Our Next Generation of Researchers
Mentorship is at the core of the research enterprise, functioning as the primary way to support trainees moving through purposeful stages of their research, while contributing greatly to the advance of scientific research. However, there had not been specific or required training for mentors or mentees to learn about how to effectively engage and navigate this essential academic and professional relationship.
To fill this gap, the Mentoring Academy for Research Excellence (MARE), housed in the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), was created. MARE has a record of innovation in research mentorship and was one of the first of its kind in the nation, currently under the leadership of Julie Schweitzer, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Now focused on research mentoring, it was initially called the Mentoring Academy in the first cycle of the CTSC and developed by Emeritus Professor Judith Turgeon and Richard Kravitz, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Fred Meyers, professor of internal medicine and director of the CTSC Research Training, Education, and Career Development program, also made important contributions by leveraging his connections with the National Center for Research Resources (precursor to the National Center for Advancing Translational Science). The current MARE team consists of Julie Schweitzer (director), faculty members Faye Dixon and Meghan Miller, and staff member Daniel Moglen.
In the News
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola Co-Chairs National Academy of Medicine Webinar
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola director of the CTSC Community Engagement Program, co-chaired the National Academy of Medicine Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement in Health and Health Care workgroup webinar on March 30, 2022.
Alicia Agnoli Receives 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award
Alicia Agnoli, assistant professor of family and community medicine, was recently honored with a Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award for her remarkable work studying opioid dose tapering.
CTSC Helps Underserved Communities Improve Mental Health Services
Latinos, Filipino Americans and LGBTQ+ individuals in Solano County now have much greater access to mental health care services, thanks to a major initiative led by UC Davis Health.
Na'amah Razon Published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Na'amah Razon is an assistant professor of family and community medicine. In the following Q&A, Razon shares her findings from her recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
CTSC Partners With Sacramento County Leaders to Promote COVID Vaccination
Featuring the CTSC’s Community Engagement Director, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, brief clips were produced to engage multiple Sacramento leaders in raising awareness of the continued importance to vaccinate against COVID-19.