Optimizing Your Mentor-Trainee Relationship
Jan 23, 2017
Ensuring a productive and professional relationship between a mentor and mentee is not always easy, especially when differences in training goals arise. This workshop explores both of their perspectives and suggests best practices to foster productive relationships and address challenges. Watch now to learn strategies to:
- Communicate effectively
- Initiate difficult conversations
- Handle situations when the mentor and trainee have diverging interests and approaches
Lique Coolen, PhD
Lique Coolen is an associate dean and a professor of biological sciences at Kent State University. Coolen previously served as faculty at the University of Mississippi, University of Cincinnati, University of Western Ontario, and University of Michigan. Coolen earned her PhD from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Jennifer Swann, PhD
Jennifer Swann is director for student success in Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences. During her more than 30 years as a principle investigator, she has worked with more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers. She has served on professional development committees for SfN and the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and advisory boards for the Capstone Institute at Howard University, the neuroscience program at Delaware State, the Ascend Program at Morgan State, and the Penn State Eberly School of Science. Additionally, she is one of the tri-chairs for the Council for Equity and Community at Lehigh University. Her scientific work defined multiple circadian oscillators, identified the sex-specific effects of gonadal hormones, and uncovered a novel role for growth factors in the expression of sexual behavior.
Stephen Korn, PhD
Stephen Korn is the director of the Office of Training, Career Development, and Workforce Diversity at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He previously was a full professor at the University of Connecticut. Korn’s main research interests lie in the molecular basis of ion channel permeation and gating. He received his PhD in pharmacology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his postdoctoral training at NIH and the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology.