Studies Investigate Need for and Impact of Culturally Aware Mentorship Training

Angela Byars-WinstonCCHE would like to share two recent publications led by our Associate Director Angela Byars-Winston, PhD.

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields.

However, for participating students from historically underrepresented groups, unaddressed cultural factors may hinder engagement and result in a less effective mentoring relationship.

Two recent studies demonstrate the different ways mentors and mentees understand and experience race and ethnicity within the mentoring relationship, and how culturally aware mentoring (CAM) training may help improve mentoring efforts. “The long-term goal of this body of work is to further the science and practices of mentoring, thereby improving the training environment for students from underrepresented groups and ultimately, advancing their success,” said Dr. Byars-Winston.

Check out the feature on these studies via the UW Department of Medicine – Studies Investigate Need for and Impact of Culturally Aware Mentorship Training.

Thank you to Dr. Byars-Winston & colleagues for this important work!