Mentoring Program Calendar & Events

7th Annual Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers

For Mentors Interested in Nurturing Early Career Investigators from Diverse Backgrounds in HIV Research


The two-day workshop is an intensive and interactive meeting designed to provide mid-career and senior faculty in HIV research with the tools for more effective mentoring, especially of mentees of diversity (defined mainly as those from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities). The workshops discusses barriers related to being an early career investigator of diversity (e.g. microaggressions, unconscious bias), and features didactic and interactive sessions on practical tips for mentoring, including sessions on distance mentoring, funding sources for mentoring efforts, time management, leadership styles, manuscript writing, grant writing, individual development plans, teaching work-life balance to mentees, alternative funding strategies, forming teams, etc. Descriptions and findings from the 1st workshop, the 2nd workshop and the 3rd workshop are found here.

Application Process

Registration for the workshop will close on Monday, December 9, 2019 (extended). Registrants accepted to participate in the workshop will be notified by email by November 17, 2019.


Lodging costs will not be covered by the meeting organizers. We will arrange a limited number of rooms at a Group Rate at a local hotel. More information will be posted to this website when available.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the workshop and a group dinner will also be provided at a local San Francisco restaurant the evening of Monday, January 27, 2020.


For out-of-town participants, we will arrange transport assistance between the workshop hotel and the workshop venue. Exact details of that assistance will be provided to selected participants in a separate email. For ground transportation between your hotel and the airport, convenient taxis or other rideshare services are available at the airport at rates of $45-$55, and Super Shuttle is available for shared transit at a cost of approximately $20. No advance reservation for taxi or Super Shuttle is necessary on arrival in San Francisco, although reservation will be required for return to the airport on Super Shuttle.


There will be a very limited number of travel and lodging scholarships available to support airfare/hotel for selected applicants based on need. Potential participants interested in applying for the travel scholarship must have involvement in HIV research. Please register for the scholarship as indicated on the Application Form. Investigators interested in applying for a travel and lodging scholarship should also send a recent CV along with a cover letter indicating your interest in the workshop and your interest in the mentoring training to Joseph Watabe at

image of participants in the Mentoring the Mentors workshop

Mentoring the Mentors Workshop Class and Faculty

Planning Committee