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Faculty Resources for Mentoring Biomedical PhD Students

The NIH is requiring faculty to be trained in how to mentor PhD students. We are therefore offering these workshops for faculty in the biological sciences twice a year with new case studies each time. This will make our programs more competitive for training grants and pre-doctoral fellowships.  All faculty are invited and junior faculty are strongly encouraged to attend.

Topics and interactive case studies include:

Rationale for mentoring the mentors

Principles in mentoring relationships

Academic resources offered in biomedical sciences at Rutgers

Managing student projects (e.g. responsibilities of mentor and mentee, expectations for graduation)

Funding for students (e.g. internal and external sources)

Professional development for students (e.g. Individual Developmental Plans, career advising)

Student issues (e.g. identifying mental health issues, avoiding bias, and improving communication)

View slides and watch recording from a recent workshop

Read the AAMC Compact Between Biomedical PhD Students and their Research Advisors

Read the AAMC Document on Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainees 

If you are concerned about the mental or physical health of a student or have viewed an incident of bias or harassment, you can report it anonymously on the Do Something to Help Rutgers website.

For more information, contact Assistant Dean Janet Alder (

If you are faculty or administration considering applying for a training grant, you should reach out to the Training Grant Support Office in Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS). We are a dedicated resource to the RBHS community providing support for training grants including both pre-award (preparation and submission of the grant) and post-award administration of the training program (Note: very different from a research grant or program project!). To find out more, please click here.

New Jersey Health Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

2021 - Jerome Langer, Ph.D.

2017 - Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.

2015 - Emine Abali, Ph.D.

2014 - Nancy C. Walworth, Ph.D.

2013 - Loren W. Runnels, Ph.D.

2011 - Paul R. Copeland, Ph.D.

2010 - Nancy C. Walworth, Ph.D.

2008 - Donald Winkelmann, Ph.D.

New Jersey Health Foundation Excellence in Research Award Recipients

2024 - Zhiping Pang, M.D./Ph.D.

2023 - Maral Mouradian, M.D.

2022 - Steven Libutti, M.D.

2021 - Martin Blaser, M.D.

2019 - Ann Stock, Ph.D.

2017 - Cheryl Dreyfus, Ph.D.

2016 - Roko Rasin, M.D./P.hD.

2015 - Nancy Woychik, Ph.D.

2014 - Smita Patel, Ph.D.

2013 - Estela Jacinto, Ph.D.

2012 - Vikas Nanda, Ph.D.

2011 - Jeffrey D. Laskin, Ph.D.

2010 - Monica J. Roth, Ph.D.

2009 - Nicola Partridge, Ph.D.

Master Educators Guild Inductees from GSBS New Brunswick/Piscataway

2015 - Paul Copeland, Ph.D.

2012 - Vikas Nanda, Ph.D.

2010 - James Millonig, Ph.D.

2009 - Smita Patel, Ph.D.

2008 - Michael Leibowitz, M.D./Ph.D. and John Pintar, Ph.D.

2007 - Patrizia Cascaccia-Bonnefil, Ph.D.

2006 - Celine Gelinas, Ph.D.

2005 - Michael Hampsey, Ph.D.

2004 - Victor Stollar, M.D.

2003 - Donald Winkelmann, Ph.D.

2002 - Ann Stock, Ph.D.

2001 - Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D.

2000 - Jerome Langer, Ph.D.

2023 - Tina Marottoli

2017 – Martha Soto, Ph.D.

Biomedical and Health Sciences Dean's Outstanding Educator Award

2023 - Joseph Fondell, PhD

2018 – Zhiping Pang, Ph.D and Lee Ann Schein, Ph.D.