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How to Be a Successful Mentor: Review of Mentorship Competencies and Institutional Strategies
2020 CUGH Satellite Session
The 2020 CUGH Conference, including this satellite session, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Washington Hilton Hotel
Washington, DC, USA
Satellite Session Description
Research training and mentorship are key elements to successful global health program development. High-quality mentorship has the ability to transform the trajectory of individual career paths and to shape the identity and success of institutions. Effective mentorship helps mentees to reach their full potential, create and disseminate new knowledge, invoke positive institutional change, and build local capacity.
While there is much written about the qualities that a strong and effective mentor should have, less is available on how to cultivate the essential skills central to the delivery of effective mentorship. With support from the Fogarty International Center, the presenters of this session have developed a robust set of mentorship competencies that focus on how to build effective mentorship structures; strengthen communication skills; foster independence; build institutional capacity, and how to evaluate and reward effective mentorship.
The session will utilize the extensive mentoring experience across the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program to bring to the forefront practical advice and solutions for effective mentorship. The competencies highlighted in this session will assist mentors to sharpen their cognitive skills, acquire or generate new knowledge, and enhance professional and personal growth and job satisfaction. Participants will be able to identify structured approaches to enhance the knowledge and skills of their mentees, who will extend the work of their mentors to build institutional capacity for the benefit of the health of populations in low- and middle-income countries. This session is geared towards faculty mentors and institutional leaders who seek to build mentorship capacity at their institutions.
Davidson H. Hamer, M.D.
Dr. Hamer is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He is an infectious disease specialist with particular interests in emerging diseases, tropical medicine, travel medicine, antimicrobial resistance, and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH). Dr. Hamer has collaborated on MNCH with colleagues in more than 20 countries with a major emphasis on mentoring and research capacity strengthening for local scientists and institutions. He spent 3.5 years living in Zambia where he mentored many local clinician-scientists while conducting MNCH research. He is currently Chair of the Mentoring Committee and the lead for Boston University as part of the HBNU (Harvard University/Boston University/Northwestern University/University of New Mexico) consortium, one of six Fogarty International Center-funded global health research training programs.
Bhakti Hansoti, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Dr. Hansoti is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She completed her MBChB at Edinburgh University (2006) and an EM residency at University of Chicago (2012), an MPH from JHU (2013) and a PhD from the University of Cape Town (2016). She has over 60 publications, several research awards and is a member of the JHU IRB. Dr. Hansoti’s work is predominately based in South Africa and focuses on the implementation of triage and HIV interventions in complex clinical environments. She is the Associate Director for Academic Programs at the JHU Center for Global Health and the Learning Director for the USAID STAR project.
Marie Martin, PhD, M.Ed
Dr. Martin serves as the Associate Director of Education and Training at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, where she directs curricular and academic program development in global health. Throughout her 10 years as program director, course leader, research mentor, and small group facilitator at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Global Health and Master of Public Health Program, she has worked with nearly 600 students and trainees engaged in global health. Dr. Martin has led the development of 15 new courses since 2010, contributed to mentoring teams for more than 50 student research projects in global health, facilitated the expansion of the Graduate Certificate in Global Health across all 10 colleges at Vanderbilt, and directed the creation of the VIGH Global Health Case Competition, now in its 10th year. Dr. Martin co-designed, developed and currently directs the Global Health Track in the Master of Public Health Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her work globally has been focused on enhancing the capabilities of foreign partners to conduct research, strengthen health education, foster new public health initiatives and mentor the next generation of scholars and leaders. Toward these ends, she developed a distance-learning research methodology course in the Kenyan Registered Nurse Anesthetist Program which supports nurses in their efforts to understand and improve health outcomes. Similarly, her current USAID grant-funded work in Liberia is directed at strengthening medical education across the continuum. Dr. Martin also partners with the University of Zambia to build robust faculty development programs in mentorship and leadership in the health professions supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center.
Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
Dr. Prasad is the Executive Director and Carlson Chair of Global Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in Family Medicine and Community Health, Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and a visiting Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He has been involved in growing academic family medicine in more than 10 countries and is particularly interested in health systems research. He is a co-PI in the Fogarty NPGH consortium and is involved in mentoring activities amongst Fogarty trainees.
Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc
Dr. Chi is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lived in Lusaka, Zambia from 2003 to 2015, where he developed an extensive portfolio focused on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV care and treatment, and maternal-child health. Although he moved back to the U.S. in June 2015, he retains strong collaborative ties with the University of Zambia, the Zambian Ministry of Health, and other local partners. Alongside his research, Dr. Chi leads several training programs designed to foster U.S. collaborations abroad, including the UNC Global Women’s Health Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Consortium. He is also recipient of a K24 award from NIH, which provides dedicated effort to mentor students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members in patient-oriented research.
Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
Since 2004, the Fogarty International Center—with partners at the National Institutes of Health—has supported global health research training for over 1,000 U.S. and LMIC trainees from all health-related disciplines. The current Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars is coordinated by six consortia of U.S. academic institutions to provide mentored research training opportunities at international partner institutions in developing countries with robust clinical research programs. Each consortium includes four U.S. academic institutions and their respective international partner institutions, and offers global health research training in communicable diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria), non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes), maternal and child health and One Health.