Mentoring Program

RCMB Mentoring Program

"For young investigators it is key to interact and get to know senior investigators in the field. My mentor was a great match and I hope to keep in touch with him throughout my career for continued support and advice" - Amy Ryan, PhD

The Mentoring Program is now hybrid! Participants can connect virtually or at the ATS International Conference. This program is open to US and international members. 

The goal of the ATS Mentoring Program is to engage trainees and junior faculty in the ATS. By pairing trainees and junior faculty (Mentees) with experienced ATS members (Mentors), the Program leverages the unique resources of the ATS to provide Mentees with outstanding career development and networking opportunities. Mentors and Mentees are paired based on common professional background, goals, and interests. The RCMB Mentoring Program draws Mentors from the Respiratory, Cell, and Molecular Biology (RCMB) Assembly.

Expectations for Mentors

The key role of the mentor is to help the mentee take full advantage of all the resources available at ATS international conference. In addition, the role of the mentor is to aid the fellow to explore the available networking opportunities at the ATS international conference including attending the RCMB Membership Meeting and Mentoring Reception.


  • Contact your Mentee to arrange a virtual or face-to-face meeting at the ATS Conference
  • Example meeting goals include expanding the mentee’s professional network, providing career development feedback and advice, discussing ways to become involved in the ATS
  • Attend the RCMB business meeting with the Mentee

Expectations for Mentees

  • Meet with your Mentor virtually or at the ATS Conference 
  • Prepare for the meeting by identifying a few goals for discussion – for example, to expand your professional network, engage with the ATS, obtain career development advice, or learn about a profession, career trajectory, or research area
  • Bring your Bio or CV and be prepared to summarize your background and goals in 1-2 sentences

Sign up below to participate in the RCMB Mentoring Program.