Seminar “Mentoring in academia: challenges and opportunities”
Since graduating with her PhD from Oxford University in Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Fátima Sancheznieto joined the University of Wisconsin – Madison and NRMN initiatives as an Assistant Researcher, focused on developing, evaluating, and implementing interventions that enact departmental and institutional change for the improvement of early career researcher training environments. She is also the president of the nonprofit volunteer organization, Future of research, which empowers early career researchers to advocate for better working and training conditions.
Her seminar will deal with the importance of mentoring in academia and discuss the difficulties faced by academics both as mentees and mentors during their early careers. The seminar aims to empower early career researchers by discussing how to define the tools to create a healthier and more collaborative work environment.