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April 30: DHSA conference

'Mentorship for Successful Clinical and Translational Research' conference topic


8:32 a.m., April 16, 2013--The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) will host a conference, “Mentorship for Successful Clinical and Translational Research,” on Tuesday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at Christiana Hospital, part of Christiana Care Health System, in Newark, Del.

The workshop is aimed at helping junior and senior faculty:

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  • Determine how goals of different disciplines, institutions and people can be integrated into mentoring programs that advance clinical and translational research.
  • Develop specific mentoring programs for women and underrepresented minority researchers.
  • Develop mentoring programs that assist and encourage basic scientists and clinicians in clinical and translational research.
  • Learn how to build departmental mentoring teams.
  • Learn how to determine value of mentorship programs.

The event will include speakers, panels, and breakout sessions covering a variety of topics, including the mechanics of mentoring, successful mentoring cultures, building mentoring models, and multicultural challenges.

The keynote address, “Developing Successful Careers,” will be delivered by Susan Wiegers, M.D., senior associate dean of faculty affairs at Temple University.

Visit the website to download the conference agenda or to register.

About DHSA

The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance was established in 2009 with four founding partners — Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Delaware.

The alliance enables partner organizations to collaborate and conduct cutting-edge biomedical research, to improve the health of Delawareans through access to services in the state and region, and to educate the next generation of health care professionals.

DHSA’s unique, broad-based partnership focuses on establishing innovative collaborations among experts in medical education and practice, health economics and policy, population sciences, public health, and biomedical sciences and engineering. For more information, see the website.

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