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Culturally aware mentoring (CAM) guides faculty mentors to understand the sources and impact of bias graduate trainees from diverse backgrounds to improve the training environment for students from underrepresented (UR) groups. The program was developed by Dr. Angela Byars-Winston at the Center for the Improvement of Mentoring Research Experiences (CIMER), which is part of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The novel intervention aims to increase mentors’ skills for interacting with mentees from different racial, ethnic and social backgrounds than the mentor. Find out more here.

Bio Sci ODEI hosted the first CAM Training on Zoom in 2021. We are delighted to host the first in-person CAM Training at UCI on March 1, 2023. This training is highly recommended for all graduate mentors, especially those who mentor students on T32 programs and individual fellowships. It will likely become a requirement soon by federal funding agencies.

    • Recognize your own culturally shaped beliefs, perceptions and judgments.
    • Become cognizant of cultural differences and similarities between you and your mentees.
    • Understand sources and impact of bias on graduate trainees from diverse backgrounds.
    • Improve overall lab and graduate program training environments.

Join us for this full-day intensive workshop

March 1, 2023
Herklotz Conference Facility

Limited spots available! Priority will be given to those who have not previously completed the Zoom CAM training and to graduate mentors on T32 training programs.

Registration for this event is now closed. 

For questions about CAM training, please email