NRMN-CAN Activities

March 2019: NRMN-CAN Spring 2019 recap (click the link to read each article)
     – 80 attendees:  26 postdoctoral trainees, 40 faculty and staff facilitator participants, 5 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core, and 9 NRMN-CAN committee members or guests
     – 14 Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions represented
     –  “Train the Trainer” Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop, March 18-19, 2019
      –  Postdoctoral “Mentoring Up” Workshop, March 17-18, 201

September 2018: NRMN-CAN Fall 2018 article
     – 55 attendees: 30 returning NRMN-CAN postdoctoral and junior faculty trainees, 7 faculty grantwriting coaches, and 18 NRMN-CAN guest speakers and committee representatives
     – Kickoff of a second round of intensive grantwriting groups led by faculty Coaches that will continue meeting after the conference
     – Professional development workshops focused on leadership and lab management

May 2018:  NRMN-CAN Mentor Training May 2018 recaps
      – 96 attendees including 29 postdoctoral trainees, 53 faculty and staff participants, 6 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core, and 8 NRMN-CAN committee members or guests
      – 15 Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions represented
      –  “Train the Trainer” Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop, May 21-22, 2018
      –  Postdoctoral “Mentoring Up” Workshop, May 20-21, 2018
      – Culturally Aware Mentor Training, May 21, 2018

 October 2017: NRMN-CAN recap article Fall 2017
      – 43 postdocs and junior faculty, 12 faculty grantsmanship coaches
      – 17 institutions represented
      – Kickoff of intensive grantwriting groups led by faculty Coaches that will continue meeting after the conference
     – Professional development workshops focusing on Teaching Skills for  academic careers featuring Dr. Diane Ebert-May, MSU and other academic teaching experts from Big Ten campuses
     – Concurrent sessions offered for postdocs and junior faculty

•  May 2017: NRMN-CAN Mentor Training May 2017 recaps
    – 57 attendees including 20 postdoctoral trainees, 23 faculty and staff participants for mentor facilitator training, 5 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core, and 9 NRMN-CAN committee members or guests
    –  13 Big Ten institutions represented
    –  “Train the Trainer” Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop, May 8-9, 2017
    –  Postdoctoral “Mentoring Up” Workshop, May 7-8, 2017

•  October 2016:  NRMN-CAN recap article Fall 2016
      – 44 postdocs and junior faculty, 13 faculty grantsmanship coaches
      – 15 institutions represented
      – Kickoff of intensive grantwriting groups led by faculty Coaches that will continue meeting weekly or biweekly after the conference
     – Professional development workshops to build communication skills, confidence, and academic career success
     – Concurrent sessions for postdocs and junior faculty

•  June 2016: NRMN-CAN June Postdoc Mentoring Workshop Recap Article
      ‐  27 Postdocs from 13 institutions participated in mentor training offered by NRMN Master Facilitators Bob Tillman, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Andrew Greenberg, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

•  March 2016: NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop March 2016 Article
     ‐  44 faculty and staff members from 13 institutions were trained to facilitate mentoring workshops on home campuses in 2016 and 2017
    –  The workshop was led by 4 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core:  Melissa McDaniels, PhD, Michigan State University, Andrew Greenberg, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stephen Thomas, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, and Lori Adams, PhD, University of Iowa, along with NRMN Representative Kim Spencer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

•  November 2015: NRMN-CAN Fall 2015 Conference recap
     ‐  50 postdocs and junior faculty, 90% underrepresented scientists from 14 universities across the NRMN-CAN network
     ‐  20 faculty grantsmanship coaches and 20 NRMN‐CAN collaborators and guest speakers
     –  6 professional development workshops on topics including the academic career path and preparing to apply for a faculty position, negotiation skills, mentoring up and the scientific identity
     ‐  Grantsmanship coaches trained to lead grantwriting groups
     ‐  Trainees continue to be coached on their home campuses until grants are submitted

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