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We are grateful to our loyal alums that have agreed to serve in this very important role. Mentoring relationships are important in the process of assisting our graduate students toward reaching their potential. Mentors and mentees are matched 1:1 through the Office of Student Affairs.

Program Objectives

The Alumni Mentoring Program suggests that the Mentor and Mentee initially identify specific areas of professional development/scientific interests that they should focus on. Once these are identified, then the below listed suggestions can be worked into those topics to strengthen and improve the mentee’s future. Below are listed several points that could be used as “focus points” for professional development objectives that can be implemented as appropriate between mentee and mentor. The below points are not to be viewed as “hard or expected” objectives to achieve in each relationship, but just starting points to enhance the discussion and growth of the mentor/mentee relationship.

Participant Expectations

For Mentees:

•       Initiate periodic interactions with your mentor (define meeting schedule in initial 1-2 meetings)
•       Enhance and influence your career strategy
•       Deepen your knowledge of an industry/academic position or job function, including trends
•       Seek advice and insight from a real world professional
•       Seek advice on how to improve your portfolio of job skills and leadership skill to enable you to enter industry/academia
•       Receive and accept advice and feedback constructively
•       Enhance professional effectiveness
•       Gain skill in networking
•       Cultivate a deeper connection between ESOP Graduate student and mentor
•       Express appreciation to your mentor regularly

 

For Mentors:

•       Challenge and support your mentee
•       Communicate your mentor goals of the mentee clearly
•       Create an environment of open communication and active listening
•       Share knowledge about your education, career path, successes and failures and what your experience has taught you
•       Look for opportunities that your mentee should explore and encourage her/him to explore them
•       Assist your mentee in conducting successful networking
•       Gain experience in coaching and advising
•       Deepen knowledge of the current students, school community and academic programs
•       Increase the value of ESOP Graduate program by investing in future alumni

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Laura-Bonifacio Laura Bonifacio
Co-Founder
Subveho;
VP, Clinical Aravive Biologics
 | LinkedIn
Pharm.D. / Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • In-person meetings
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice

Melissa-Butler Melissa Butler
Independent Consultant for Pharma
Ph.D. (DPOP), PharmD
  • Email
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Chester-Costales Chester Costales
Principal Scientist
Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics, & Metabolism
Pfizer Inc.
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (DPMP),
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Steven-Cotten Steven Cotten
Assistant Professor of Clinical Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineEmail | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Martin-DeBerardinis Martin DeBerardinis Jr.
Principal
TransPharm Consulting L.L.C.
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice

Rishi-Desai Rishi Desai
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Ph.D. (DPOP)
  • Email
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • You name it!

Ola-Ghoneim Ola Ghoneim
Assistant Professor
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • Email
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Tianxiang-Han Tianxiang (Kevin) Han
Investigator
Novartis
Ph.D. (DPMP)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Heather Horne Heather Horne
Senior Scientist, Downstream Process Development
KBI Biopharma, Inc.
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • In-person meetings (e.g., lunch, coffee, etc.)
  • Email
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice

Amber-King Amber King
Senior Medical Writer
AbbVie
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • In-person meetings
  • Email
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Courtney-Law Courtney Law
Director, Regional Health Partnership
Gonzaga University
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

MaryPeace-McRae MaryPeace McRae
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science
VCU
Ph.D. (DPET)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Nader-Moniri Nader Moniri
Associate Dean for Research
Professor
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • In-person meetings
  • Email
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

SarahMoore Sarah Moore
Independent Contractor
Pharm.D. / M.S. (PACE)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • Telephone
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Pierre-Morieux Pierre Morieux
Chemistry Regional Marketing Manager
PerkinElmer
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • Email
  • Online meetings (e.g., Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!

Jasmine-Talameh-Luzum Jasmine TalamehLuzum
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Email
Pharm.D. / Ph.D. (DPET)
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Job-seeking advice
  • Graduate school advice

Saurabh-Wadhwa Saurabh Wadhwa
Scientist, Formulations Development
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (DPMP)
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice
  • You name it!
  • Co-adviser on thesis projects; peer reviewing manuscripts

tim_wigle Tim Wigle, Ph.D/
Director, Molecular Discovery
Ribon Therapeutics
 | LinkedIn
Ph.D. (CBMC)
  • Email
  • LinkedIn messaging
  • Telephone
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Research advice
  • Leadership development
  • CV/resume/e-portfolio review
  • Job-seeking advice