Mentoring is one of the most important aspects of academics, and establishing a formal program in mentoring, with critical pilot funding for junior investigators, will greatly boost UofL’s research capacity. This program will become an institution-wide resource for mentors/mentees at UofL. The mentoring program is coordinated by Dr. David Hein, Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.
In addition to personalized mentorship and access to relevant seminars by leading researchers in the field, the Center will also offer several training opportunities to its junior investigators. These opportunities include:
- A workshop on Biostatistics
- Training in the INBRE supported core in genomics and bioinformatics, and COBRE-supported cores of the Spinal Cord Injury Center (molecular biology and imaging), the Molecular Targets COBRE (microPET, and microMRI) and proteomics and metabolomics offered by other COBRE and INBRE supported cores at UofL
- Workshops on grant writing and submission
- Lectures on manuscript writing and publication;
- Training with individual Hepatobiology and Toxicology COBRE Cores
- Lectures by the members of the External Advisory Committee during the annual Committee retreat (EAC members will rotate in presenting these lectures)
- Career development training by senior investigators of the Center. Senior members of the Center act on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals and get a large number of review requests.