Weaved throughout all of these research areas is my passion for the next generation of medical providers and providing quality, sensitive mentoring. Being a mentor is creative and fulfilling work that begins with creating a tailored plan that fits both the mentee’s and mentor’s interests, goals and passion. My mentoring focus on providing a mentee an opportunity to focus her research in the clinical setting analyzing data from charts or in the lab, conducting bench-side work in molecular biology. At the same time mentorship is more than just science. It is very important to provide an optimal condition to grow, to mature, and to become independent. I treat this task with utmost diligence and responsibility. Frequently, I have seen the struggle of junior faculty or students. This led to my efforts of establishing In-Traning Section of the SCCM. Many initiatives started there during my tenure as a Chair continues until today. I continue to stay involved by being a mentor, participating in various initiatives championed by the University of Pennsylvania (CURF, Global Health), Society of Critical Care, or Cardinal Wyszynski University in Poland. At the latter one, I mentor several posts- and undergraduates students.