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The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

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The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    S3E1: What is a mentor?

    S3E1: What is a mentor?

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!
    In the first episode of the season, we will set the stage by defining who a mentor is and discussing different types of mentoring relationships, and mentoring models.
    Featuring Claire Horner-Devine, PhD, Co-Investigator of BRAINS and Founder, Counterspace Consulting LLC; Fátima Sancheznieto, PhD,  Assistant Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR); and Corey Welch, PhD, Director, STEM Scholars Program, Iowa State University.
    Resources
    Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS): https://brains.uw.edu/ Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): https://www.sacnas.org/ National Academies report on "The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM:" https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/the-science-of-effective-mentoring-in-stemm#sectionPublications Fátima Sancheznieto's TedxChicago talk "How to keep the next generation of brilliant scientists:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwkDW3-99gThe Inigo Montoya Method: https://lifehacker.com/introduce-yourself-like-inigo-montoya-1840314386UC Berkeley Biology Scholars Program (mentioned by Dr. Corey Welch): https://bsp.berkeley.edu/ "A new framework for assessing the contributions of professionals in the natural sciences": https://ssbbulletin.org/article/view/8332/6343 Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 41 min
    S3E2: How to find a mentor

    S3E2: How to find a mentor

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In the second episode of the season, we focus on finding mentors that are a good fit, how to choose a research advisor, and how to build a mentoring team.
    Featuring Shawn Bates, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at California State University, Chico; Yesenia Garcia, Neuroscience PhD Student, Emory University; and Kaela Singleton, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine.
    Resources
    Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS): https://brains.uw.edu/ Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES): https://www.mbl.edu/education/advanced-research-training-courses/course-offerings/summer-program-neuroscience-excellence-and-successNeuroscience Scholars Program (NSP): https://www.sfn.org/initiatives/diversity-initiatives/neuroscience-scholars-program Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 41 min
    S3E3: How to work with a mentor

    S3E3: How to work with a mentor

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!
    In the third episode of the season, we are talking with mentor mentee pairs about how they develop productive relationships, including aligning their expectations and working through challenges. 
    Featuring Avital Rodal, PhD - Associate Professor of Biology, Brandeis University; Matthew Pescosolido, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University; Kay Tye, PhD – Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; and Austin Coley, PhD - Postdoctoral Associate, Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
    Resources
    Resources and examples for writing a lab manual:“How to…write a lab handbook” from The Biologist: https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist-features/how-to-write-a-lab-handbookLab Manual Resources from OSF: https://osf.io/2xn6z/wiki/Other%20lab%20manual%20resources/“Redesigning our lab practices” by Ari Benjamin: http://kordinglab.com/2019/12/20/lab-redesign.htmlDr. Rodal’s Lab Manual: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gUtWSk7CqV3syAenEc11rnz4H5-yvU65b48NM46n-Vs/editmyIDP ScienceCareers for drafting an Individual Development Plan: https://myidp.sciencecareers.org/ Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has numerous FREE resources for mentors and mentees, including creating a mentoring compact (login required): https://cimerproject.org/  Season 2 of Building Up the Nerve takes you through the components of a grant application with successful awardees: https://ninds.buzzsprout.com/ Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 47 min
    S3E4: Adaptive mentoring

    S3E4: Adaptive mentoring

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In the fourth episode of the season, we focus on adaptive and resilient mentoring. While this is an evergreen topic, the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have tested the limits of our mentoring relationships. In this episode, we discuss how mentors and mentees can navigate these challenges.

    Featuring Theanne Griffith, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Davis, Sarah Kucenas, PhD, Professor of Biology, University of Virginia, and Raele Robison, PhD, CCC-SLP, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Resources
    Aron, Arthur, et al. "The experimental generation of interpersonal closeness: A procedure and some preliminary findings." Personality and social psychology bulletin 23.4 (1997): 363-377. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167297234003“Building Trust Through Skillful Self-Disclosure” by Lynn Offermann and Lisa Rosh: https://hbr.org/2012/06/instantaneous-intimacy-skillfuResources and articles related to disability/ableism in academia:"How the Unknown Led to Certainty for PhD Student and PH Patient Raele Robison" by Raele Robison: https://phassociation.org/unknown-led-certainty-phd-student-ph-patient-raele-robison/ “Advancing Disability Inclusion in the Scientific Workforce” by Marie A. Bernard: https://diversity.nih.gov/blog/2021-07-21-advancing-disability-inclusion-scientific-workforce “Ableism in Academia”, Edited by Nicole Brown and Jennifer Leigh: https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/123203“Academia’s ableist culture laid bare” by Kendall Powell: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02695-0“Academia’s ableist mindset needs to change” by Kendall Powell: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02907-7Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 38 min
    S3E5: Transitioning out of a mentoring relationship

    S3E5: Transitioning out of a mentoring relationship

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!
    In the fifth episode of the season, we focus on transitioning out of a mentoring relationship. Even good mentoring relationships can run their course or become ineffective as time goes on. This episode is a conversation about navigating rough patches in mentoring relationships and knowing when and how to move on.  
    Featuring Ismail Ahmed, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University School of Medicine; Imogen Hurley, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Sharon Mina Noh, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine.
    Resources
    Sharon references her NSF award. That was the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/Imogen referenced that every university should have an Ombuds or Ombudsman Office. For example, the UW-Madison Ombuds office states “The Ombuds Office is a safe place where UW-Madison employees can seek guidance regarding workplace concerns at any time, without fear of reprisal, and at no cost to them. Ombuds provide faculty and staff with a confidential place to collaboratively explore complaints, clarify issues, and consider options and resources to address their concerns. Ombuds are impartial and non-aligned, working to promote fairness in the workplace.” - https://ombuds.wisc.edu/ Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 47 min
    S3E6: Becoming a mentor

    S3E6: Becoming a mentor

    The third Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast helps you strengthen your mentoring relationships with tools and advice from both trainees and faculty. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!
    In the sixth episode of the season, we focus on moving from mentee to mentor, developing your mentoring philosophy, co-mentoring, and culturally aware mentorship.
    Featuring Ruben Dagda, PhD - Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno; Kathryn Graves - Psychology PhD Candidate, Yale University; and Jasmine Quynh Le - Neuroscience PhD Candidate, Brandeis University.
     
    Resources
    myIDP ScienceCareers for drafting an Individual Development Plan: https://myidp.sciencecareers.org/Posse Foundation: https://www.possefoundation.org/ NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00): https://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/training/nih-blueprint-d-span-award-f99k00 National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN): https://nrmnet.net/ Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): https://www.sacnas.org/ Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): https://abrcms.org/ Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity (OGSDD) at Yale University: https://gsas.yale.edu/diversity/office-graduate-student-development-diversity-ogsdd Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee FinkTranscript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 38 min

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