SAVIR Mentor Program

The Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) is accepting mentor and mentee applications for the SAVIR mentoring program. Developed in 2012, the goal of this program is to provide mentorship to students, trainees, junior faculty, and research scientists that would supplement the resources that they have locally for injury research. The SAVIR mentor would help to provide content and/or methodological research mentoring.

A program description and application forms for potential mentors and mentees are available here:

The first meeting of the mentors and mentees took place at the national SAVIR conference in New Orleans in March. Please email applications and CVs to Ashley Schoenfisch,


SAVIR Mentorship Program Coordinators

Allison Curry, PhD, MPH       Ashley Schoenfisch, PhD, MSPH,


Building Effective Mentoring Relationships

Mentoring is a dynamic reciprocal relationship in a work environment between an advanced career incumbent (mentor) and a less experienced professional (protégé) aimed at promoting the development and fulfillment of both (Healy 1990). All of us have likely served as both a mentee and a mentor at various times in our careers. Effective mentoring is identified as one of several determinants of success in an academic research environment. Effective mentors are not born that way. Effective mentoring consists of a set of skills that can be learned. 

Using materials from a proven effective curriculum in mentor training, this webinar - hosted by SAVIR and featuring Dr. Dennis Durbin - reviews some of the essential skills of effective mentors and introduce participants to resources that they can use to improve their research mentoring.  Click here to view the slides.

Presented by:

Dennis R Durbin, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics,

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Director, Office of Clinical and Translational Research

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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