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.
We are also hosting the inaugural Inter-CFAR Meeting for CFAR-affiliated Underrepresented Minorities in HIV Research on the Monday of that week (October 10th). This facilitated strategy meeting will outline goals to support URM research and career development across the CFAR network and allow URM investigators to network across career stages and research topics. More information and an agenda will be forthcoming.