Faculty/Student Mentoring Resources | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Strong faculty/student mentoring relationships are at the heart of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences programs. Keeping these relationships healthy allows students and faculty to flourish. This page seeks to provide resources to internal and external sources that help foster this commitment to mentoring.

Video Links

  • Finding Your Research Name
    • Speaker, Sharon Milgram, Director. NIH OITE
    • In this video, you will discover how to assess your potential fit with a research group. Specifically, you will learn about academic and scientific considerations, the process of finding a mentor, interview styles and questions, as well as resources that will help guide your decision making. This video is intended for biomedical trainees who are exploring options to find a research home at all levels.
  • Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships
    • Speaker, Sharon Milgram, Director. NIH OITE
    • This workshop will explore the relationship between trainees and research mentors/supervisors with the goal of providing strategies for improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The workshop will help participants clarify what they need from their supervisors and mentors and how to ensure that they get what they need.
  • Navigating Transitions
    • Speakers: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE; Laurie Chaikind McNulty, OITE Wellness Advisor
    • Transitions abound in life, from starting new projects and joining new research groups or schools to coming back to work after the stay at home orders lift. Learn to manage your stress and expectations as you move ahead in life
  • Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness
    • Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
    • We all experience setback and disappointments in school, work and life. In this webinar we will look at seven key elements of resilience with a focus on building habits that promote healthier responses and resilient behaviors in the face of set-back in educational and work environments.
  • Career Planning for Scientists
    • Speaker: Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor
    • Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals.

Many other videos are available on the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) YouTube channel