This panel discussion, hosted by the Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association and UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is comprised of junior and senior faculty with a variety of experiences as both mentees and mentors. Learn about the importance of a mentorship committee and the who, what, when, and how of building a team.


Jennifer L. Barnas, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Ann M. Dozier, PhD 
Albert D Kaiser Chair of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 
Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD 
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) 
Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD 
Louis S Wolk Distinguished Professor of Medicine 
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine 

At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will be able to: 
1.  Identify different types of mentors 
2.  Discuss steps needed to build a mentorship committee 
3.  Describe mentoring resources available at the University of Rochester  

The URSMD Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association (JFBRA) is an academic peer group designed to serve the unique needs of early-stage PhD and MD faculty to promote our success in scientific discovery, funding, publications, mentoring, teaching and service to the University of Rochester and the greater Rochester community. For more information or to be added to the JFBRA distribution list, please contact the JFBRA Co-directors or email   

JFBRA Leadership Co-Directors
Christopher T. Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Medicine (Rheumatology)
Ambulatory Medical Director, Department of Dermatology 

Katherine K. S. Rieth, MD, MPH, MA
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology 

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