Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

CFAR Mentor-the-Mentor Training Program

Learn how to become a more effective mentor through the CFAR Mentor-the-Mentor Training Program. 

The Mentor-the-Mentor Training program is a professional development opportunity for faculty who mentor junior investigators.  This peer-driven program teaches participants how to improve their relationships with mentees and become more effective mentors to junior investigators as they grow their research careers. 

The program is targeted towards faculty who mentor junior investigators with specific expertise in HIV/AIDS related research.  Participants will learn how to improve their relationships with mentees and become more effective mentors to junior investigators as they pursue their research careers.

The program is broken out into two 4 hour sessions and is facilitated by Drs. Susan Cu-Uvin and Karen Tashima.  Participants are required to attend both 4 hour sessions to receive certification. 

The CFAR Mentor-the-Mentor Program is based on the published curriculum, Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers, which has been successfully tested by a mutli-site randomized controlled trial led by the University of Wisconsin Madison.  It is now being used as a framework for training across the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).

How it Works

The Program uses a case-based approach to explore an intellectual framework for research mentoring, providing opportunities for reflection on mentoring skills and an interactive forum to solve mentoring dilemmas and share strategies for success. The following themes are covered:

  • Aligning expectations
  • Maintaining effective communication
  • Assessing understanding
  • Addressing equity and inclusion
  • Fostering independence
  • Promoting professional development
  • Articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan

Mentoring Training Facilitators

Each training session will be co-facilitated by Susan Cu-Uvin and Karen Tashima who were trained by NRMN on how to effectively facilitate the mentoring curriculum.  The role of the facilitators is to help the group work through their thoughts and ideas; they do not serve as experts on mentoring.  

Who Should Apply

The Mentor-the-Mentor training program targets faculty who mentor junior investigators who conduct clinical and behavioral research.  Preference will be given to more senior mentors working in the HIV/AIDS field.

How to Register

Training will be offered during the Spring and Fall semesters and be limited to 10 participants per session.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of their acceptance within 3 business days. Register online now. Questions, please contact us at [email protected].