First Culturally Aware Mentor Training 
Held at University of Utah
On Feb. 27, the University of Utah held its first Culturally Aware Mentor training. Facilitated by NRMN Master Facilitators Philip Cheng, PhD, and Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, participants engaged in a day long training where they were able to identify personal assumptions, biases, and privileges that may operate in their mentoring relationships. 
Mentor of the Month: Margie Alvarez, EdD
Margie Alvarez, EdD

Dr. Margie Alvarez is a Research Assistant focusing in Educational Technology at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. 

"The experience with NRMN has transformed my research practice, specifically the relationship between my research assistants and myself. I've been able to communicate better, reach out to them in more ways, and discuss issues that are important to them."

You can reach out to Dr. Alvarez via MyMentor or click here to read more about her story as a scientist and mentor.
Upcoming Conferences and Opportunities
June 6 and 7, 2019
MET Building at UNT Health Science Center
The Texas Center for Health Disparities, at UNT Health Science Center will host its 14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities June 6-7, 2019 in the MET Building. Conference participants & presenters will include clinicians, health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships that build collaborations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. The conference will feature nationally renowned speakers and will highlight evidence-based clinical, community and policy approaches to improving maternal and child health across the United States.
This year's focus is on Social Epigenomics & Health Disparities;
Evidence based approaches that identify mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations.
We encourage all students and faculty to attend the sessions and meet the presenters.
Society for Leukocyte Biology 2019 Annual Meeting
November 15-18, 2019
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
The SLB Meeting provides award and presentation opportunities for participants at all career levels, with special opportunities including poster flask talks, session co-chairing opportunities, and a new elevator pitch contest. 

New program additions include several professional development workshops covering topics such as  "Building Your LinkedIn Profile,"   Building the Right Team Through Great Leadership," and  "Advocating For Your Goals: The Art of Saying No, So You Can Say Yes."  

GradPI Invite

Did you recently receive your PhD, or are you getting it this year? Are you willing to share about your graduate school experience to help current and future grad students? If so, fill out this form , sign-up at GradPI   here, and join our GradPI Alumni cohort for the opportunity to build a community, share your wisdom, and earn prizes for your feedback. The goal of this cohort is to improve graduate student retention and success. 

As a special NRMN promotion, you will earn a FREE certificate by doing the following before Friday, April 26th at midnight:
  1. Becoming a GradPI user
  2. Sharing with three friends using our GradPI Share page
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