An important facet of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Clinical and Translational Research is the mentoring opportunities offered to faculty members. The CCTR Academy of Mentors and the VCU Mentoring Connection provide programs of both one-on-one mentoring relationships and team mentoring.

The Academy of Mentors is a formal mentoring pool identified by the CCTR as faculty likely to provide exemplary mentoring. Membership in the academy is based on:

  • Mentor credentials
  • Mentor characteristics
  • Mentor skills

A multidisciplinary committee selects the 30 top candidates based on breadth and quality of clinical and translational research and faculty mentoring record. Commitment to and enthusiasm for the CCTR program, membership from a cross section of schools and academic interests congruent with programmatic areas of strength, including significant representation from women’s health, rehabilitation science and substance abuse, and those highlighted in the university’s strategic plan also weigh in the decision.

Learn more about VCU Mentoring Connection.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete this form.

If you would like to request a mentor, please complete this form.

For more information, please contact:
PonJola Coney, M.D.
Director, CCTR Academy of Mentors
Phone: (804) 628-1701