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Pathways to Success: Effective Mentorship in STEM
09 Apr 2024



April 9, 2024 | 1-2 PM ET

Mentorship is a collaborative learning relationship that benefits all participants. In fact, effective mentorship is a key factor contributing to a high rate of degree attainment, increased social and self awareness, sharper communication skills, career satisfaction, and other benefits that last for many years.

The New York Academy of Sciences is thrilled to partner with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) to provide a free online webinar highlighting the potential and importance of effective mentorship in STEM. NRMN’s mission is to provide researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture. 

This event is tailored for individuals at all ages and professional levels looking to enrich their career through collaborating and learning from a mentor or mentee, and for anyone interested in sharing this information with their network. Join us and learn from experts in the field about how effective mentorship can benefit you and your community.


Toufeeq Ahmed Syed, PhD, MS

Dr. Toufeeq Ahmed Syed is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Education Informatics at the McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics and McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Syed has over 15 years of experience developing national online platforms and portals and serves as (multiple) Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded AIM-AHEAD program (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity) and as Co-Investigator for National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), Dr. Syed designed and developed MyNRMN (, a powerful mentoring platform to support faculty, students, mentors, and mentees in building mentoring relationships and their professional networks. MyNRMN has over 8,300 mentors and 15,600 mentees in the platform and has facilitated over 12,000 mentoring connections (one-on-one, peer, near-peer, and group mentoring) for the NRMN community of mentors and mentees across all 50 states and from more than 4,100 institutions.

Marcus Lambert, PhD, MS

Dr. Marcus Lambert is the Associate Vice President of Research and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. His research group studies workforce diversity and mentorship in scientific training, with a particular interest in mentorship networks. Dr. Lambert has led and designed multiple mentor and mentee trainings for biomedical scientists, and co-leads several research training grants. Dr. Lambert received his Ph.D. in biomedical science from NYU Grossman School of Medicine, an M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research from Weill Cornell Graduate School, and a B.S. from Howard University.


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