Mentor Academy

Read the 2020 Mentor Academy Announcement here!

The Mentor Academy is a 6-month program that provides training and support for mid-career faculty to enhance their knowledge and skills in both research- and career-related mentoring. Mentor Academy participation is also an opportunity to share experiences and problem solve/co-mentor one another to advance their skills.

The 20-hour evidence-based curriculum is adapted from one developed by the National Research Mentoring Network. Six major areas of competency are addressed: 


  1. Maintaining effective communications 
  2. Aligning expectations 
  3. Assessing understanding 
  4. Addressing equity and inclusion
  5. Fostering independence
  6. Promoting professional development

The Mentor Academy RFA is made available in the early fall of every year.

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2019 Mentor Academy Cohort

Tina Ellis Brinkley, PhD

Tina Brinkley, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine – Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine





Gagan Deep

Gagan Deep, PhD
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Cancer Biology 





Steven J. Kridel, PhD
Steve Kridel, PhD

Title: Associate Professor 
Department: Cancer Biology




Xiaoyan Iris Leng, MD, PhD


Iris Leng, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor 
Department: Biostatistical Sciences 




Justin B. Moore, PhD



Justin Moore, PhD
Title:  Associate Professor
Department: Family Medicine 




Kimberly Frances Raab-Graham


Kimberly Raab-Graham, PhD
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Physiology and Pharmacology 




Roger L. Royster, MD


Roger Royster, MD
Title: Professor
Department: Anesthesiology 





Hossam Abdelnaby Shaltout, PhD
Hossam Shaltout, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology 





Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, MD
Mustafa Siddiqui, MD

Title: Associate Professor 
Department: Neurology





Erin Lynne Sutfin, PhD
Erin Sutfin, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Public Health Sciences – Social Sciences and Health Policy 





Bharathi Upadhya, MBBS
Bharathi Upadhya, MD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine