Research Mentoring

Our research mentoring program provides life science research trainees with the knowledge and skills to mentor, train and supervise students and staff members from diverse backgrounds.

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The Inclusive Research Mentor program is a collaboration with City College of San Francisco's Biotechnology Program. The goals of the program are to teach scientists who expect to manage people in any career path how to mentor, train and supervise inclusively in research.

Participants then can practice and develop their skills by taking on a CCSF Biotechnology Program intern, and receive coaching and support in teaching research techniques and supervisory responsibilities, including setting expectations, teaching/training/delegating, giving feedback, recognizing progress, articulating consequences, managing conflict and providing support. 

The Inclusive Research Mentor program has two parts:

1 Inclusive Research Mentor Course (TRAIN-UP)

Learn the theory on how to supervise, train and advise researchers from diverse backgrounds, and how to manage the inevitable role conflicts.

2 Inclusive Mentoring Fellows program for Bioscience Researchers

Mentor an intern from City College of San Francisco's Biotechnology Program and participate in a supported learning experience to become an inclusive mentor.


Upcoming Events


Mastering the Art of Uncomfortability: How to Network

Date: April 3, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Info Session II: Peer Teams, Spring 2023

Date: April 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Communicating Science to Nonscientists with Jean-luc Doumont

Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - -12:30 p.m.

Evidence-Based Teaching Course (STEP-UP) Opens

Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.