Are you a near-peer (grad or postdoc) mentor working with an undergrad researcher?


Are you a undergrad researcher working with a near-peer (grad or postdoc) mentor?


If so, we invite you to apply to participate in the Communicating Across Difference research study (compensated)!


This study is investigating what factors may influence the development of researchers’ communication skills, including the role of mentors in facilitating this process.


This study is funded by the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (U01 GM 132219) and approved by The University of Texas MD Anderson IRB (Protocol #2019-1010).





Brian Castellano, Andrea Hummel, Gabriela Fernandez-Cuervo, and Jose Armando Fernandez Guerrero







·    Two engaging 2-hour workshops

·    Co-creation of a short video about your research project

·    Three surveys over ~9 months ($60 total compensation per participant)




·    Undergrad researchers currently being mentored by a near-peer (PhD, postdoc, or instructor) or PhDs, postdocs, or instructors currently mentoring an undergrad researcher

·    Your near-peer mentor or mentee




·    Get to know your near-peer mentor/mentee and yourself better!

·    Boost your mentoring skills!

·    Address RCR criterion of mentor-mentee communication

·    Improve your science communication with the informal short video

·    Document mentor training on your CV




·    Workshop #1 Options:

·    Tues., Nov. 16; 3PM-5PM CST

·    Thurs., Nov. 18; 1PM-3PM CST

·    Fri., Nov 19; 11AM-1PM CST


·    Workshop #2 Options:

·    Mon., Jan. 24; 2PM-4PM CST

·    Wed., Jan. 26; 11AM-1PM CST

·    Thurs., Jan. 27; 12PM-2PM CST