Why do I like being in Academia?

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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.

  - Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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


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


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  • Create an environment that values and supports the essential role of mentoring in research and in career progression
  • Establish a comprehensive, innovative mentoring program based on best practices that fosters and advances personal, professional, and institutional growth
  • Develop and implement a reward and recognition system that acknowledges and clarifies expectations for mentoring service and superior mentoring