Rick McGee is currently the Associate Dean for Professional Development at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is responsible for assisting the transition of junior faculty as they initiate their independent research careers. Prior to joining Northwestern, his career gradually evolved from being a traditional faculty laboratory scientist to one of leading and designing research training for PhD and MD/PhD students. Throughout his career, he has had a particular focus on designing new approaches to increasing diversity among life science researchers. Over the past 15 years, his research interests have moved from laboratory research to social science research, studying how young scientists develop and make career choices. These studies have also included a deeper look at mentoring as a talent development system, and creating novel group-coaching models to complement traditional research mentoring. Since 2014, he has been part of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), focusing on the expansion of a highly effective grant-writing coaching group design, and helping to create and test novel Culturally Aware Mentorship workshops.
Talks with this Speaker
Talk Overview FacebookTwitterEmailShare As a trainee in science, one of the most important areas on which to get feedback is on your research plan. (Talk recorded in June 2017)
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