Rush Mentoring Programs

Rush mentoring programs
As humans, we build upon what others have already learned. That makes mentoring critical to success in any professional track, including health care. Rush University makes mentoring a cornerstone of its professional development efforts, allowing early-career faculty to learn from those who preceded them and giving experienced faculty the opportunity to keep their wisdom alive, vibrant and useful by bettering patient lives and professional careers.

Rush University has four unique mentoring programs open to all faculty members affiliated with Rush University and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Our programs currently host many seminars and workshops for researchers, educators, and postdoctoral medical professionals.

2020 Rush Mentoring Programs Annual Report

2020 Rush Mentoring Programs 6th Annual Symposium Program 

Upcoming Events
Date/Time/Location   Event

Date: May 11, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Zoom



Meet the Mentor Seminar

Presented By: Robert J. McCarthy, PharmD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Rush Medical College, Vice Chair and Director of Anesthesiology Research


-  A forum for mentors to present research that is being conducted in their departments
-  An opportunity for junior faculty to be introduced to research they might not have been exposed to
-  Increases collaboration among different departments

RSVP  - We will send you a Zoom calendar invitation to block your calendar after you RSVP.

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom


Postdoctoral Seminar 


Topic: Toolkit: Transition From Academia to Industry




(1) Keith M. Hamel, PhD

       Principal Research Scientist I

       Oncology In Vivo Biology



(2) Ryan Sowell, PhD

       Senior Scientist, Immuno-Oncology

       Strand Therapeutics

(3) Nick Tardi, PhD
       Technical Sales Specialist
       Biomarker Discovery and Validated Assays
       Biosciences Division, Protein and Cellular Analysis
       Thermo Fisher Scientific


-  How to leverage your academic experience

-  Main points to be considered before transition

-  Technical and non-technical skills to be considered for industry jobs

-  What are the different tracks in industry?

-  When is a good time for transition - early, mid, or at a late academic career?


RSVP  - We will send you a Zoom calendar invitation to block your calendar after you RSVP.

    Mentors’ Training Module

    Mentoring Programs Contacts
    Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD
    Director, Mentoring Programs
    (312) 563-3146
    Jeannette Hui, MPH
    Academic Program Coordinator
    (312) 563-3130
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