Strengthen postdoc-mentor relationships April 21-23

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mentoring2Several free events to strengthen postdoctoral training, development and diversity are open to UAB faculty and postdoctoral trainees April 21-23.

Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D., Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, will speak on effective mentoring practices during an event, “Inside the Mind of Today's Trainee: Understanding Students and Postdocs for Effective Mentoring,” to be held noon April 21 in the Edge of Chaos. It is open to all trainees and faculty.

Gibbs, who also is a member of the board of directors for the National Postdoctoral Association, conducts policy-relevant research aimed at strengthening biomedical graduate and postdoctoral training, workforce development and workforce diversity.

Theater Delta, from Raleigh, North Carolina, will perform an interactive mentoring skit and conduct a Q&A session during an event, “Cultivation: an Interactive Theater performance on Faculty,” to be held noon April 22 in Bevill Biomedical Research Building Room 170. It is open to all trainees and faculty.

A full-day Mentoring Academy for new and junior faculty will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23 in the DoubleTree Hotel. It will include interactive discussions and networking opportunities for participants. For information or to register contact Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D. 

Learn more about upcoming events at Or follow UAB’s Office of Postdoctoral Education on Twitter @UABPhDLife or join the UAB Postdoc Network on LinkedIn.