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Mapping your Mentoring Network: Identifying and Developing the Mentorship You Need

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am

In an ideal world, your boss/PI would also be your mentor. However, that doesn’t always happen – and even if it does, you may need more than one mentor to get to where you want to go. In this workshop, we will discuss how to find your mentor(s), how to ask them for guidance, and what to do to keep your relationship strong.

Class size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate small group discussion. Because space is limited, please do not register unless you are sure you can attend.

Speaker: Johnna Frierson, PhD, is Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion for the Duke School of Medicine, where she expands and enhances the School of Medicine’s diversity and inclusion initiatives for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees working in biomedical research. Dr. Frierson wass the founding director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Pratt School of Engineering. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at Furman University in Greenville, SC and received her PhD in Virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. She completed her postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Participation in this forum earns 2 RCR credits for PhD students. Please bring a pen or pencil to complete registration materials. Note that you will not receive credit if you arrive for this event late or leave early. If you have not been to this location before, please plan enough time to find the room. For questions regarding RCR credit, contact Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at

This workshop is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions about the workshop? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Teaching and Mentoring