Career & Research Mentorship

Our Wednesday mentoring meetings include the Sunrise Mentoring Meeting and Lifestyle Research Collaboratory. The one-hour meetings include researchers interested in lifestyle/behavior research. These meeting aims to offer ideas and feedback on planned research from an interdisciplinary perspective. For grant proposals, this may include discussion about study conceptualization and design, specific aims, methodological issues, partial drafts, and reviewer responses. We also provide input on manuscript development including structure and responding to reviewer comments. Individuals who present may return to future meetings, periodically, for ongoing support leading to submission of their work.

Themed Seminar Series

My Path to Leadership

1/26/2022: Dr. Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD Professor, UIC Scientific Director for the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, Director, UIC Center for Wound Healing & Tissue Regeneration Periodontics

2/23/2022: Dr. Saul Weiner, MD Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education, Director, Clinical Leaders and Academic Scholars (CLASS) Fellowship, Senior Advisor to the Provost, UIC

3/23/2022: Dr. Arden Handler, DrPH Professor, Community Health Sciences, Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal and Chil Health, School of Public Health, UIC

4/20/2022: Dr. Philip Clifford, PhD Associate Dean for Research, College of Applied Health Sciences, UIC

5/18/2022: Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM Associate Dean for Research, SHRS, and Chair, Department of  Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh

My Career , My Story:

2/10/2021: Dr. Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Division Chief, Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

2/24/2021: Dr. Thomas Kannampallil, PhD,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

3/10/2021: Dr. Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford School of Medicine

3/24/2021: Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, Stadtman TENURE-Track Investigator, NHLB

4/7/2021: Dr. Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Residency Training and Education, Director, Psychiatry Residency Neuroscience Research Tracks

Individual Career Counseling

Vitoux Aging and Prevention (VIP) Postdoctoral Fellowship….Coming soon.

Students and Trainees

Kevin Tan, M2 Medical Student
Kevin Cao, M2 Medical Student

Charmi Patel, M2 Medical Student

Program Alumni

Emily Kringle, PhD, OTR/L
Dr. Kringle completed the T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program in August 2021 and is now a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Wesley Lefferts, PhD.
Dr. Lefferts completed the T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program in August 2020 and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University.  Profile

Urveel Shah, MD
Dr. Shah begins the residency program at Johns Hopkins for Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2020.

Aashutos Patel, MD
Dr. Patel begins the residency program at Dukes University for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2021.

Tessa Eckley, MD
Dr. Eckley begins the residency program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for Pediatrics in 2022.

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.