8th Annual Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers

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

Add to Calendar 2022-10-11 2022-10-12 America/Los_Angeles 8th Annual Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers Fisher Banquet Room - William J. Rutter Center , Mission Bay
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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, September 1, 2022. Registrants accepted to participate in the workshop will be notified by email by September 14, 2022.

Application deadline for lodging/travel scholarships will close on July 22, 2022. 


Lodging costs will not be covered by the meeting organizers, unless approved for scholarship. 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 Tuesday, October 11, 2022.


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 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 attach a recent CV along with a cover letter indicating your interest in the workshop to the registration form. Please submit this application by July 22, 2022. 

Inter-CFAR Meeting

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.

UCSF Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

All participants must adhere to UCSF Coronavirus Safety guidelines active at the time of the meeting. Currently, these include providing proof of full vaccination (including a booster if eligible), recommendation to wear a face-covering indoors, and completing a daily health screening. We have also reserved an outdoor space immediately adjacent to the meeting room where meals will be served and eaten, and the doors can be kept open to facilitate air circulation within the meeting room.

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