Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the important role networking plays in advancing your career in clinical and translational research. 
  • Learn effective and practical networking strategies for clinical and translational researchers.

Networking enables researchers to connect with colleagues, share their research, explore and acquire funding, and navigate professional advancement. However, there are few opportunities that allow you to learn about and practice strategies to network effectively. This one-hour webinar will demystify networking for clinical and translational researchers, offering best practices for preparing for, engaging in, and following up on networking opportunities, especially for those who shy away from this practice. Participants will leave this interactive  session equipped with concrete, practical strategies and tools for growing their networks. 

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers

This series explores approaches to developing a broad range of competencies integral to establishing and maintaining a successful research career. The 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

Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS.

Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS, is chief learning officer,  assistant professor of education in anesthesiology, former founding assistant dean of mentoring, and executive director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development and was recently recognized as one of the top 20 mentors in the world. In 2021, Thinkers50, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking, ranked her the number one emerging management thinker in the world to bridge theory and practice. She was also a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. In addition to publishing in academic journals, she is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Psychology Today, where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. Her research focuses on the mindset and skill set of peak performers, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, and Olympic champions, which she writes about in her book, “The Success Factor”.

Recommended materials

For session attendees interested in learning more, we recommend Ruth Gotian’s book, The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance.

Session dates

October 25, 2022 



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 as many sessions as are of interest.

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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