Development and implementation of a workshop to enhance the effectiveness of mentors working with diverse mentees in HIV research. A growing body of evidence highlights the importance of competent mentoring in academic research in the field of HIV, particularly for early stage investigators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. We describe the development and implementation of a two-day intensive workshop to train mid-and senior-level investigators conducting HIV-related clinical and translational research across multiple academic institutions to become more effective mentors, with an emphasis on techniques to foster mentees of diversity. The workshop was focused on training mentors in techniques designed to improve the effectiveness of the mentor-mentee relationship, and included didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and small-group problem-based learning activities. Mid- or senior-level faculty involved or planning to be involved in significant mentorship activities related to HIV research were eligible. Surveys and formal actions plans allowed for workshop evaluation and laid the groundwork for subsequent workshops.
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