Characteristics of a Good Mentor: Seeks Understanding & Your Best Interests

A good mentor will be interested in how your upbringing and experiences influence your perception of the world and your decisions. . . . wanting the best for you doesn’t necessarily mean always telling you that everything you are doing is great. . . . Gaining perspective on your role in God’s bigger picture is one of the most valuable outcomes of a healthy mentoring relationship.Read more…

5 Characteristics You Probably Didn’t Know to Look for in a Mentor: Introduction

How can grad students identify good mentors? In this series, we’ll look at 5 characteristics that are useful to look for in a mentor. Keep in mind that it may not be realistic to find a single individual who exhibits all of these characteristics. You might need to look for a group of people . . .Read more…

Trouble in Mind: Attending to the Interplay of Mind and Body in Treating Depression

When I finished my post-doctoral research in biochemistry, my career took a turn that was both unexpected and a surprise to my graduate student and post-doc colleagues. I had gone out on faculty interviews at two different universities, expecting to pursue the “traditional” academic route for science Ph.Ds.Read more…