Congratulations to the 2019 Mentoring Innovation awards recipients!

Promoting A Sense of Community within the Department of Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Lavjay Butani, M.D.

UCDEM Women Faculty Attend National FeminEM Conference

Emergency Medicine - Kara Toles, M.D.

First Class Mentoring

Public Health Sciences - Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.

EM Female Fellows and Female Junior Faculty Mentorship

Emergency Medicine - Mary Bing, M.D.

Improving Morale and Inter-Divisional Coordination in OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology - Mitchell Creinin, M.D.

Mentorship Game Night

Surgery - Amanda Kirane, M.D.

Attend University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute 12th Annual Mentoring Conference: Towards the Science of Mentoring

MIND Institute - Stephen Noctor, Ph.D.

The Effects of a Facilitated Faculty Mentoring System on Goal Setting

Surgery - Candice Sauder, M.D., M. Ed.

Mentoring Connection: Physician Health & Wellness

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery - Jamie Funamura, M.D., M.P.H.

The Perceived Importance of Concordant Mentoring in Underrepresented Racial Minority and LGBT+ Groups in Surgical Training

Orthopaedic Surgery - Robert Szabo, M.D., M.P.H.

The Perceived Importance of Same-Sex Mentorship in Medical and Surgical Training

Orthopaedic Surgery - Holly Leshikar, M.D.

Fostering Clinical Innovation and Dissemination Through Mentorship of HSCP Faculty in Scholarly Activity

Emergency Medicine - Larissa May, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.S.H.S.

Being Out in Professional Spaces: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity & Visibility

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Laura M. Tully, Ph.D.

This presentation provides important information on the promotions process for faculty in the following series:

  • Adjunct
  • Clinical X
  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP)
  • In-Residence
  • Ladder Rank (Regular).

Presented by:  Colleen Clancy, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, UC Davis Health

Audience: Open to all faculty.

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September 4, 2019

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Sacramento campus

Mentoring Academy iconA quick glance at the Mentoring Academy

This program focuses on disseminating mentoring best practices for faculty in the health sciences. Our workshops for mentees and mentors address how to foster an environment that values and supports mentoring in research, education and career progression.

Our audience — We serve the professional and career development needs of assistant and early associate professors but are open to all faculty desiring a mentoring environment to help achieve their professional goals.

Mission — Develop the next generation of independent, highly successful academic faculty and advance the UC Davis Schools of Health.

Vision — Reorient the culture of the institution to support, reward, and enhance quality mentoring in the human health sciences.

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What our program participants say…

Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Mentoring supports my academic life

Being in academia provides the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research with brilliant collaborators. Implementation science research allows me to bring science to a diverse group of people that I might not otherwise ever get to meet, in my neighborhood and across the world.

— Former mentee, Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sandhya Venugopal M.D.

Find a good mentor early on

Probably the most important element, especially early on, is to find a good mentor. An excellent mentor is one who understands your level of skills, knows what your career goals are, and is able to guide you through a successful path.

— Current Department Mentoring Director, Sandhya Venugopal M.D., MS-HPEd, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Associate Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Associate Dean Continuing Medical Education