Date: Tue 8/5/2014
Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Edge of Chaos Atrium on the 4th floor of the Lister Hill Library @ 1700 University Boulevard
Drs. Janet Turan, Julie Locher, and Richard Sarver
Sponsors: UAB School of Public Health, UAB NORC


This panel aims to share and discuss the benefits and challenges of being a mentor at UAB, as well as to share successful (and not so successful) mentoring strategies. The panel includes UAB faculty members with a range of mentoring experiences—including mentoring of graduate students, medical students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Panel members will share briefly their greatest challenges in mentoring, a few mentoring debacles, a few mentoring successes, and their "secret tips" for being a good mentor; followed by an open question and answer session with the audience. We are hoping this will stimulate discussion and thought about mentoring in our UAB community, as well as help to motivate faculty to build good mentoring practices and skills. We anticipate that this will be a useful session for UAB faculty who serve as mentors, as well as mentees.

Targeted Audience:

SOPH & NORC faculty and fellows. Open to other members of the University, pending available space.


Anupam A.

Anupam Agarwal MD

Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Cell Biology; Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine; Director, Division of Nephrology

José F.

José R Fernández PhD

Professor, Nutrition Sciences; Vice Chair, Education Mission

Gary H.

Gary Hunter PhD

Distinguished Professor, Human Studies

Lisa S.

Lisa Schwiebert PhD

Professor of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education

Janet T.

Janet M Turan PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health