Skip to main content

Communities, Networking & Support

Mentor Matching Program

CARTI is in the process of developing a mentor matching service to help faculty in their early research careers identify potential research mentors. More details will be available in Fall 2024!

Employee Assistance Program: Guidance Resources

UMB offers an EAP through Guidance Resources, which offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. Need daycare or eldercare options? Have financial or legal issues? UMB Guidance Resources can help you find services that balance work and life. Register online at using the Organization Web ID: UMBRES
Tel: 855-410-7628 or TTY: 800-697-0353

Edge for Scholars

Edge for Scholars is an online community started by researchers for researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The blog-style site offers candid conversations about life in academia, covering topics including how to do great research, stay productive, network effectively, mentor well and be mentored, and many others. To get involved in the editorial process, email

UMSOM Women in Medicine and Science (UMSOM-WIMS)

UMSOM-WIMS supports the professional and academic success of women faculty. WIMS offers programming, events, and online resources increase and enhance professional development for all women faculty.