Mentorship Symposium

SCTR sponsors the Annual Mentorship Training Symposium, a forum for mentors and mentees to engage with peers and experts on different aspects of mentoring and career development.

Attendees hear from thought leaders and faculty experts on best practices, tips for mentoring success, and examples of mentorship ingenuity. The symposium incorporates group discussion, panel talks, and hands-on workshops to promote useful skills and advice for mentors and mentees. All faculty and mentees at MUSC, and our partners and affiliates, are invited and encouraged to join this annual half-day event.


Annual SCTR Mentorship Training Symposium

Mentoring to Support Better Grant Applications

SCTR’s Annual Mentorship Training Symposium will take place virtually on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Scott Janis, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Clinical Research, NINDS / NIH. The keynote address will be “An Insider’s View on How to Compete Successfully for NIH funding”.

Following the keynote address, there will be 5 brief (20 minute) presentations by senior MUSC research faculty on the following topics:

  • K08 / K23 or R01 or R21

  • Setting a Timeline for Grant Writing

  • Content and Grantsmanship

  • Review and Feedback by Mentor

  • Strategies for Resubmissions

The program will conclude with Dr. Janis and some successful MUSC researchers participating in a 60-minute panel discussion to answer questions from the audience. Participants are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time so that we can cover as many topics as possible.


Registration is free, but required. The symposium is open to all faculty, staff, and students at MUSC and our partner institutions! Registration ends October 27, 2021 at 5:00pm. Virtual login information will be sent to all registrants before the scheduled date.

For any questions, please contact Denise Helton at


Virtual Mentorship Training Symposium

Mentoring in the Age of Digital Technology

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D. – Vice President for Research Integration and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development at Vanderbilt University

After the keynote, Dr. Hartmann and MUSC subject matter experts participated in a 60-minute panel discussion sharing their personal experiences, challenges, and tips.

The symposium was open to all faculty, staff, and students at MUSC and our SC partner institutions who are enthusiastic about mentoring.


Dr. Marc Chimowitz

Marc Chimowitz, MBChB

Associate Principal Investigator


Denise Helton
Program Coordinator