Mentoring and Outreach Subcommittee

Mission

Our subcommittee focuses on supporting Tufts Pipeline Programs directed at increasing diversity in the biomedical sciences by providing mentoring programs for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate trainees in our department.

Members

Aimee Shen, Associate Professor
Claudette Gardel, Lecturer
Chloe Adams Agarwal, Research Administrator
Rae Daly, PhD Student
Dan Murimi-Worstell, MD/PhD Student
Valentina Studentsova, PhD Student
Gonzo Gonzalez-Del Pino, Postdoctoral Scholar
Josh Quinn, Postdoctoral Scholar

Activities

This past summer, we spearheaded a program called Summer@Micro, where we provided summer interns in the Building Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences program with structured mentorship and career development opportunities.

Some of our other activities are highlighted below.

peer mentors discussing science

Peer Mentoring

We pair a postdoctoral scholar or graduate student mentor with interns to create a safe space for discussing issues and experiences.

career panel discussion

Career Development

We promote use of myIDP,  sponsor career panels, and provide guidance on graduate school applications.

trainees on an outing

Social Events

We sponsor social events, lunches and outings to help our trainees feel at home in our department.