Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, recently joined the CTSI Mentor Academy as part of the first class of investigators to complete the UF CTSI’s Master Mentor Program. The academy aims to support a culture of mentorship and to train investigators at all levels of career development to optimize mentoring relationships for both mentors and mentees.
“This program is an excellent professional development and networking opportunity for the leadership of the COM and HSC.”, said Maldonado-Molina, who also directs the department’s education and training programs. “The Mentor Academy program shows the commitment of UF and HSC to invest in career development of mentors and mentees.”
Maldonado-Molina, who was one of three investigators from the College of Medicine to complete the program this year, plans to use the lessons she garnered in the academy to inform her new leadership role in the Society for Prevention Research, as she looks to create stronger mentorship programming for early career investigators.
Read more about Maldonado-Molina’s recent appointment to the SPR board here.