Dr. Dew Appointed to CaMP

School of Medicine Appoints Mary Amanda Dew, PhD
to New Mentorship Program

Mary Amanda Dew, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science, has been appointed to a three-year term as a mentor and senior advisor to the new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Career Mentoring Program (CaMP) for junior faculty.

The Career Mentoring Program will be offered yearly beginning in the fall of 2013 and is designed to enhance the career development of junior faculty through peer mentoring and senior advising. The program will include monthly meetings between groups of assistant professors in the tenure stream and two mentors/senior advisors.  It also will feature sessions on developing a career plan, understanding the organizational structure of the institution, and understanding the promotion and tenure process and requirements. In the spring of 2014, leadership of the program will transition to the mentees, who will select the meeting agendas from an array of topics that include networking, coping with negative feedback, working with mentors, and intergenerational management skills.

Dr. Dew was selected by the Dean of the School of Medicine to participate in the Career Mentorship Program based on her outstanding mentorship skills and her success as a funded research investigator.  She is a nationally recognized research scientist with a diverse set of interests including psychiatric and behavioral issues in transplantation and end-stage disease, psychiatric and behavioral issues in older adults, and behavioral medicine and research methodology.  She has co-authored over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as the first author for many of those publications.  Dr. Dew has also been the Principal Investigator for numerous federally-funded and foundation-supported research projects.  Throughout her career, Dr. Dew has been active as a teacher and a mentor, and has advised undergraduate and graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty on the development and implementation of research protocols as well as career development issues.  She received the Distinguished Research Mentor Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2012.