Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Mentor Training (EDIMT)

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Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Mentor Training is a series of offerings to enhance mentors’ and trainees’ ability to effectively address cultural diversity in their research mentoring relationships. Two different EDIMT training series are offered: Enhanced Cultural Awareness (ECA) & Culturally Aware Mentoring (CAM)

ECA is a CIMER module developed to increase cultural diversity awareness of mentors in their research mentoring relationships. 

ECA consists of two main components:

  • iCAM: 1-hour foundational self-paced online module
  • One 2hr workshop for small groups

CAM is an innovative, evidence-based initiative to build a mentor’s cultural responsiveness in the mentoring relationship, an approach which is critical to the success of young scientists of diverse backgrounds. Here you can find more information about the CAM study

CAM consists of two main components:

  • iCAM: 1-hour foundational self-paced online module
  • Three 3hr workshops for small groups

 

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2hr online workshop, asynchronous

The goal of this course is to accelerate the process of becoming an effective faculty mentor to underrepresented trainees. Faculty will:

  • Discuss how cultural diversity issues are related to trainees’ development, academic outcomes, and career success. 
  • Recognize how worldviews arising from cultural experiences can affect interactions with trainees of racially or culturally different backgrounds.

2hr workshop

This module was developed to increase cultural diversity awareness of mentors in their research mentoring relationships. The module was designed for research mentors from racial groups who are well-represented in STEM and who work with undergraduate mentees from racial or ethnic groups who are underrepresented in STEM, focusing specifically on topics directly related to the training experience of these mentees.

Three 3hr sessions (9hrs total)

A culturally aware mentoring intervention designed to improve the training environment for students from underrepresented groups and advance their success.  CAM seeks to guide faculty mentors to understand the sources and impact of bias on diverse graduate trainees and increase mentors’ skills for interacting with mentees from racial, ethnic and social backgrounds distinct from that of the mentor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must:

  • Be able to attend all listed sessions
  • Apply for the program
  • Complete a post-workshop evaluation survey
  • Be a UCLA faculty member, postdoc, or senior scientist

We will pilot iCAM & ECA in the 2022-2023 academic year. We hope to pilot CAM in the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • The application will open approximately 1 month before each program.
  • Rolling acceptances into the training will start 2 weeks before the program and continue until the program is full.
  • We recommend setting a hold on your calendar for the posted program times.
  1. First Priority will be given to UCLA faculty, senior scientists, and postdocs who are directly mentoring graduate or undergraduate students in biomedical/life science fields.
  2. Second Priority will be given to biosciences applicants who applied previously but could not be admitted.
  3. Third Priority will be given to faculty, senior scientists, and postdocs outside of biosciences disciplines.

Yes. See priorities list for who is chosen for our programs.

  • Administrators who work with postdocs, graduate students, or undergraduate students are also welcome.
  • Graduate students are encouraged to apply to our Graduate Mentor Programs.

Everyone that takes part in the program and attends all required sessions will receive a letter of recognition that will list how many hours they completed and which modules they participated in.

Questions?

Please email our Program Director, Dr. Diana E. Azurdia at dazurdia@mednet.ucla.edu