Culturally Aware Mentoring

 

Culturally Aware Mentoring: MyMentor

Mentoring is an important aspect to education, particularly in the STEM and research fields. Although things are different this year, the need for mentoring has not changed. The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) offers a solution: culturally aware guided virtual mentoring, also known as MyMentor. This mentoring is available within NRMN’s virtual community, MyNRMN.

Thus, this semester, take a new approach to mentoring: the MyMentor focus is on culturally aware mentoring and helping individuals grow personally and professionally.

Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, if you’re hesitant to start a new mentoring connection because you don’t know what to expect, there’s no need to worry. Mentees select their preferred Path (Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate, Graduate, Post Doc, or Jr. Faculty) and the both the mentor and mentee are provided discussion prompts to guide them through topics, both personal and professional. The philosophy behind MyMentor is to develop a person’s confidence and sense of identity in order to help them move forward in whatever trajectory they choose. The prompts are intended to help both the mentee and mentor open up so that they can each grow throughout the duration of the connection.

Most connections take approximately 30 minutes per week over the span of 4-5 months, but this is all flexible depending upon the needs of each individual connection. Additionally, each discussion prompt is customizable so that a mentoring connection can specify exactly what they’re hoping to achieve. Mentors and mentees also have the option to create their own discussion prompts and goals to facilitate their needs.

If you’re still feeling trepidatious about starting a mentoring connection, please reach out and let us know. We would be happy to provide additional insight or even show you the ins and outs of a connection. The most important thing right now is to stay connected, and we’re here to help in any way we can.

To access MyMentor: https://my.nrmnet.net/program/p/mymentor

For any questions: info@nrmnet.net or katie.stinson@unthsc.edu

FY 2021 Holiday Schedule

 

Calendar reminders:

  • Labor Day – first Monday in September (September 7, 2020)
  • Thanksgiving – fourth Thursday and Friday in November (November 26 – 27, 2020)
  • Winter Holiday – December 24 – 31, 2020
  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – third Monday in January (January 18, 2021)
  • Memorial Day – fourth Monday in May (May 31, 2021)
  • Floating Holiday – selected by employee (2 days)

https://hr.untsystem.edu/holidays

Check out our OCC Youtube Channel!

 

In our effort to provide our members and community with tools to help maintain their physical fitness during this response to COVID-19, we are now offering FREE yoga, HIIT, and Barre videos. Now you don’t have a reason to miss a class! Our channel also provides videos on mental health and overall well-being!

NRMN is Now Hiring!

 

The National Research Mentoring Network -Resource Center (RNMN-RC) is seeking to hire a Digital Communication Strategist to join our team. NRMN is a nationwide consortium of science professionals and institutions collaborating to provide students and scientists across all career stages of research in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with enhanced networking, professional development, research resources, and mentorship experiences. The National Research Mentoring Network- Resource Center (NRMN-RC) is housed at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and provides a web-based mentoring tool, www.nrmnet.net, to facilitate real-time mentor/mentee engagement and networking.

Please visit the position posting for additional details- https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/39217

People between the ages of 50-90 with early stage Parkinson’s disease needed for study

 

Dr. Nejtek’s lab is needing people with early stage Parkinson’s disease who are not currently exercising to participate in a research study.

Her research is to determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease (PD), or Parkinsonism (P).

Who might qualify?
-People with early stage PD/P who are not currently exercising
-Ages 40-90
-High school diploma or GED
-Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic or Black/African American
-Can read, write & speak English

There will be a 30-40 minute screening to see if you are eligible, followed by one 1-hr study visit. You will be compensated for both the screening and study visit if you complete all screening and study procedures.

For more information, please call 817-735-0133.

COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE AND TEMPERATURE COLLECTED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. MASKS WILL BE WORN DURING APPOINTMENT.

Healthy Controls (ages 50-90) needed for Parkinson’s disease study

 

Dr. Nejtek’s lab is needing healthy controls to participate in a Parkinson’s disease research study.

Her research is to determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease (PD), or Parkinsonism (P).

Who might qualify?
-Ages 40-90
-High school diploma or GED
-Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic or Black/African American
-Can read, write & speak English

There will be a 30-40 minute screening to see if you are eligible, followed by one 1-hr study visit. You will be compensated for both the screening and study visit if you complete all screening and study procedures.

For more information, please call 817-735-0133

COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE AND TEMPERATURE TO BE COLLECTED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. MASKS WILL BE WORN DURING APPOINTMENT.

Military Veterans with diagnosed/undiagnosed mild TBI (concussion) in past 6 years ages 25-45 needed for research study

 

Dr. Nejtek’s lab at UNT Health Science Center needs participants for a research study to help us determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) might be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

Participants need to have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to speak, read & write English.

There is only 1 study visit lasting about 1-hr. & 45-min., and participants will be compensated for their time.

Participants will undergo mood assessments & neurocognitive tests, as well as provide a small blood sample (about 4 teaspoons).

Please call 817-735-0133 for more information and to see if you qualify!

COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE AND TEMPERATURE TAKEN PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. MASKS WILL BE WORN DURING APPOINTMENT.