UCSF Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Members of the UCSF community are invited to celebrate National Mentoring Month in January 2012 in honor of Kevin Mack, MD, MS, a beloved educator and mentor who died on July 14, 2011, in a UCSF shuttle bus accident in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. 

Mack, a faculty member with joint appointments at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, served as one of the advisory college mentors in the UCSF School of Medicine and as the director of Educational Technology in the UCSF-Berkeley Joint Medical Program.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend and are encouraged to register by visiting the Academic Affairs website. This presentation will be video streamed and available for live viewing. A link of the video be posted on the UCSF website in January.

National Mentoring Month highlights mentoring of all kinds and the positive impact it can have on the next generation. As a highly acclaimed mentor to both students and colleagues, the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program deemed that this year’s National Mentoring Month activities be held in honor of Mack.

Helen Loeser, MD, MSc, a professor of clinical medicine, and Amin Azzam, MD, MA, will present an inaugural lecture, titled “Mentoring of Value: Inspiration from Kevin Mack, MD, MS,” on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Nursing Building, room N 225, on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

Among the other offerings is an event on January 31, 2012, “Resources for Mentoring: CTSI Mentor Development Program (MDP) at UCSF,” presented by Jeanette S. Brown, MD, professor and director of the CTSI Comprehensive Mentoring Program. (Note: CTSI program for training mentors still accepting applications for the 2012).  Keep reading