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Mentoring Graduate Students Using Individual Development Plans

Mentoring Graduate Students with Individual Development Plans

IDPs can be a useful tool to enhance conversations and develop a training plan with your graduate students.  At the workshop, our special guest speaker Dr. Philip Clifford, will share information about how you can use IDPs with your mentees. IDPs, originally developed in the biological sciences and strongly encouraged by the NIH, provide a customizable framework to discuss accomplishments and goals specific to your discipline.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Room 104 Illini Union

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Free to all University of Illinois faculty.


Philip CliffordPhilip Clifford is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is an outspoken advocate of career and professional development for PhD scientists.  In addition to founding the Office of Postdoctoral Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he helped initiate national reform by participating in the establishment of both the National Postdoctoral Association and the AAMC GREAT Group Postdoctorate Leaders Section.  He is a coauthor of the widely acclaimed career website, and an accompanying series of career planning articles in ScienceCareers.  He was honored with the NPA Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and was part of the team that received the AAMC's Innovative Institutional Partnerships Award in 2013.  Dr. Clifford heads an active research program investigating the physiological mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise.  His research laboratory has been funded by the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section.  He serves on the editorial boards of several physiological journals, and participates on grant review panels at the NIH, NASA, and the American Heart Association.  He is also a consultant in the medical device industry and a member of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Panel at the FDA.