Mentor Training to Improve Diversity in Science

Dr. Angela Byars-Winston

Angela Byars-Winston, PhD (pictured at right), associate professor, General Internal Medicine, was featured in a series of videos designed to improve mentoring relationships and support the persistence and success of historically underrepresented individuals in science. 

Together with her collaborator Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD (not pictured), professor, University of Maryland, Dr. Byars-Winston discusses how racism and a lack of cultural diversity awareness in mentoring relationships negatively impacts trainees from historically underrepresented backgrounds. 

The first video in the series, “A Conversation on Culturally Aware Mentoring,” discusses how racism and a lack of cultural diversity awareness in mentoring relationships negatively impacts trainees from historically underrepresented backgrounds, and gives examples of how use of culturally-aware mentor training helps strengthen mentoring relationships. The second video, “Resources & Strategies to Enhance Culturally Aware Mentoring,” delves deeper into the topic and provides specific mentor training resources and strategies.  

Dr. Byars-Winston’s research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. 

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