About the Training

The training program has been offered thrice annually (spring, fall, and summer sessions) since 2020 to provide formal mentor training to research-intensive faculty. The curriculum is a rigorous national curriculum that uses scenario based small-group discussion to establish tools to offer optimal mentoring to all mentees. The scenarios are supplemented with readings and further discussions of the Crucial Conversations text, providing additional communication skills to effectively maneuver mentor-mentee relationships.

Registration for the spring 2022 and summer 2022 session is now open. 

Email Donna Wilcock (donna.wilcock@uky.edu) with your preferred session.

Trained Faculty Mentors


Summer 2020

  • Melinda Wilson: Physiology (DGS MSMS Program)
  • Hollie Swanson: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences (DGS IBS Program)
  • Trevor Creamer: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (DGS)
  • Luke Bradley: Neuroscience (Acting Chair)
  • Sarah D'Orazio: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (Mentor Training Facilitator)
  • April Hatcher: Neuroscience (Mentor Training Facilitator)
  • Kenneth Campbel: Physiology (DGS and Mentor Training Facilitator)
  • Sidney Whiteheart: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Mentor Training Facilitator)
  • Rolf Craven: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences (DGS)
  • Beth Garvy: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (Associate Dean for Biomedical Education)

Fall 2020

  • Josh Morganti: Neuroscience and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Maj-Linda Selencia: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Thad Wilson: Physiology
  • Hong Lu: Internal Medicine, Physiology, and Saha Cardoivascular Research Center
  • J. Zach Porterfield: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
  • Cetewayo Rashid: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • Ashfaqul Alam: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
  • Ramon Sun: Neuroscience
  • Meifan (Amy) Chen: Neuroscience and Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
  • Luksana Chaiswing: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Michael Ward: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Xia Liu: Toxicology and Cancer Biology

Spring 2021 (Session 1)

  • Ai-Ling Lin: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Adam Bachstetter: Neuroscience and Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
  • Olivier Thibault: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • Pamela Hull: Behavioral Science
  • Ann Stowe: Neuroscience and Center for Advanced Translational Stroke Science
  • Pavel Ortinski: Neuroscience
  • Anthony Sinai: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
  • Houfu Guo: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • Esther Dupont: Physiology and College of Health Sciences
  • Isabel Hubbard: College of Health Sciences
  • Gregory Fronlenkov: Physiology
  • Mary Sheppard: Internal Medicine, Physiology and Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

Spring 2021 (Session 2)

  • David Braun: Neuroscience and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Changhai Tian: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Dave Feola: College of Pharmacy
  • Claire Rittschof: College of Agriculture Entomolgy
  • Jing Li: Internal Medicine and Center for Health Sciences Research
  • Ka Wing Fong: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Kevin Pearson: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • Lei Chen: Physiology
  • Nathan Vanderford: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Sally Mathias: Neurology
  • Samir Patel: Physiology
  • Teresa Waters: College of Public Health
  • Terry Hinds: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • Lovoria Williams: College of Nursing
  • Zain Guduru: Neurology

Summer 2021

  • Kathy O'Connor: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • Analia Loria: Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • A. Catalina Velez-Ortega: Physiology
  • Ahmed Abdel-Latif: Internal Medicine
  • Pat Kitzman: College of Health Sciences
  • Mark Ebbert: Neuroscience and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Dave Fardo: Biostatistics
  • Shyanika Rose: Behavioral Science
  • John McCarthy: Physiology
  • Erica Weekman: Physiology
  • Matt Hoch: College of Health Sciences
  • Janna Neltner: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Young-Sam Lee: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • Jessica Blackburn: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Fall 2021

  • Elizabeth Duncan: College of Arts and Sciences Biology
  • Anika Hartz: Pharmacology
  • M. Paul Murphy: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Lance Johnson: Physiology
  • Jessica Santollo: College of Arts & Sciences Biology
  • Warren Alilain: Neuroscience (DGS)
  • Sridhar Sunderam: College of Engineering Biomedical Engineering
  • Marlene Starr: Surgery and Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
  • Margaret Murphy: Pediatrics
  • Meriem Bensalam-Owen: Neurology
  • Christine Brainson: Toxicology and Cancer Biology
  • Riham El-Khouli: Radiology
  • Quing-Bai She: Pharmacology
  • Erin Schuler: Pathology
  • Scott Gordon: Physiology
  • Shanna Babalonis: Behavioral Sciences
  • Zachary Williamson: Office of Biomedical Education
  • Jakub Famulski: College of Arts and Sciences Biology
  • Kathleen Salmeron: Neuroscience
  • Jeremy Van Cleve: College of Arts and Sciences Biology