The Power of Mentoring

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Every year, PRIM&R’s Mentoring Program connects hundreds of members to one another, in order to share knowledge, grow people professionally, and help solve short- and longer-term challenges. PRIM&R routinely checks in on these mentoring pairs to see how their conversations are progressing, and to assure the match is a good one. Quite often, their feedback reminds us of the importance of this program, and our members’ willingness to support one another.

Today, we are pleased to offer a snapshot into one mentoring relationship between Paul Reitemeier, PhD, corporate director of bioethics at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, MI, and Ann Morrison, [...] Read more


By Angela Craig, DVM, lab animal veterinarian and institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) member at the University of Minnesota

Have you ever had this experience? You learn something new, such as an interesting concept or novel word, and suddenly that concept or word comes up repeatedly in a variety of situations over the next few weeks or months. Whether it is a coincidence or just your mind recognizing something that is now familiar, it is an interesting phenomenon.

I’ve recently had this experience with the concept of ‘servant leadership,’ which I was introduced to while participating in a mentorship program for veterinary students. Since then, I feel like I have [...] Read more


By Megan Frame, membership manager

Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will introduce you to PRIM&R's members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. This member interview is especially fitting because April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, a time when we celebrate the time and talent our volunteers dedicate to PRIM&R.

Please read on to learn more about Candace Beiler, one of our valuable volunteers, and IACUC Administrator at Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, MA.
Megan Frame (MF): When and [...] Read more


by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator

This past summer we asked our Mentoring Program participants to tell us about their relationships with their mentors/mentees, their thoughts on how best to communicate, their satisfaction with the program, and what we can do to make this member benefit even more rewarding.

Here’s what we learned:

    1. Different Strokes for Different Folks - Mentoring means different things [...] Read more