The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Inaugural Symposium will provide presentations on career paths and mentorships, followed by a networking reception with group discussions.
This event is open to all within the Washington University School of Medicine. MEDA is a Department of Medicine initiative and funded by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.
- Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD
Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology
Director of the HHMI Driving Change Initiative and the Joint Post-Baccalaureate Program in Physics, Math, and Earth and Planetary Sciences
Co-Director of the IMSD program
- Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
Associate Professor, Neurology
Inaugural Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- 4 p.m. – Introduction and Overview of MEDA
- 4:15 p.m. – Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD
- 4:35 p.m. – Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
- 4:55 p.m. – Wrap Up
- 5 p.m. – Networking Session
- 5:30 p.m. – Small Group Breakout Rooms
- Promoting Success as a Leader and Mentor (Conversations with Senior Faculty)
- Transitioning to a Successful Mentor (Conversations with Early Faculty)
- Gaining Mentorship for a Successful Outlook (Conversations with Trainees, Postdocs, and Early Faculty
Note: This is an in-person event, but a Zoom link can be requested for the featured speaker portion of this event by contacting Jennifer Mosher.