Session Goals

  • Identify avenues for seeking mentorship that are appropriate for your department, institution, and field.
  • Describe the benefits of creating short-, medium- and long-term goals for your mentor relationship.
  • Integrate strategies (both for in-person and remote meetings) for facilitating the mentor/mentee relationship from the mentee perspective.

Join us for a candid conversation with Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Chris Gibbons, MD, MMSc, BIDMC, on how to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with mentors and the opportunities that arise from these relationships.  Speakers will discuss how to engage with leaders in your organization, benefits of building a diverse network of mentors, and strategies for cultivating productive relationships with mentors.

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers

This session explores approaches to developing a broad range of competencies integral to establishing and maintaining a successful research career. This series delves into the following competencies: team science, mentorship, project management, communication, leadership, and funding research. For more information and to access other resources and webinars in the series, please visit Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers.

Meet the Faculty Lead

Christopher Gibbons, MD, MMSc Christopher Gibbons, MD, MMSc, is an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and  director of both the Joslin Diabetes Center Neuropathy Clinic and the Neurocutaneous Skin Biopsy Lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Additionally, he serves as chair of the International Diabetes Neuropathy Consortium. Gibbons is former chair for the Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology and past president of the American Autonomic Society.

Meet the Presenter

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, is the Mitchell T. Rabkin, M.D. Chair, professor of medicine and faculty dean at Harvard Medical School, and chief academic officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Lahey Health. A physician scientist and an internationally known expert in liver diseases, Szabo investigates the role of inflammation in progression of liver diseases. Her laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation and innate immunity to identify therapeutic targets focused on non-alcoholic and alcoholic liver diseases. Szabo is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and previously served as president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. She is the inaugural editor-in-chief of Hepatology Communications and the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the American Liver Foundation.

Session Date

November 29, 2021 | 12:00pm


Webinars in this series are designed for translational researchers and research staff at any career stage. There are no eligibility requirements to participate, and attendees are welcome to participate in any of the sessions, if interested.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


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