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Mentoring Committee

Past and Current Efforts

In 1996, WFDC created the first mentoring program for women faculty using senior women advising junior women.  This was a very successful program.  With time, more departments and divisions have paid attention to the value of mentoring and have created wonderful programs for all faculty.  The Faculty Affairs Office continues to match advisors with younger faculty who need career or specific mentoring.  The following articles describe our programs and lessons learned.
AAMC Spotlight article on the UAMS WFDC Mentoring Program 
More information about the WFDC Mentoring History - Lessons Learned

Mentoring Committee Members:  Wendy Ward-Begnoche, Ph.D., Helen Benes, Ph.D., Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D.
The mentoring committee plans and develops a monthly faculty development/mentoring discussion series that is broadcast from either UAMS or ACH and participating AHECS.  To access previous presentations, go to
The Committee also plans special "networking" events with children to help junior faculty become acclimated and increase interdepartmental associations.  A recent event at Wonder Place was very successful. 

Wonder Place outing in December, 2009
February 26th, 2011 from 3 - 5 is the next Wonder Place event

The next Wonder Place gathering is Saturday, February 26 from 3 - 5 pm.