Mission Statement

The mission of the Academy of Research Mentors is to develop, implement, and monitor research mentoring at UTMB; to support the broader academic mission of research; to integrate with the other institutional resources of teaching and patient care; and to support career development.


The primary goals of the ARM are currently focused on faculty mentoring programs, and include:

  1. supporting the recruitment and retention of the highest quality faculty,
  2. increasing faculty diversity through improved mentoring of under-represented faculty,
  3. improving faculty career satisfaction and success, through:
    • Facilitating additional mentoring support for junior faculty
    • Providing training for mentors
    • Evaluating mentor-mentee relationships
    • Enhancing recognition of effective mentors
    • Promoting interest and support for mentoring on campus
    • Recruiting leading research mentors into the ARM