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University of Michigan’s Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MCHR) has selected Portfolium’s Student Success Network to provide early career faculty with a way to demonstrate evidence of career training and development for exclusive mentorship program.


“Portfolium has a great number of features that have the potential to reduce the administrative burden of the mentor meetings, as well as enable the ongoing maintenance of scholars' training plans,” said Elias Samuels, Manager of Evaluation & Metrics at the University of Michigan. “We look forward to the platform facilitating a range of public and private communications among MICHR staff and mentors and KL2 Scholars.”


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Portfolium’s ePortfolios and assessment platform will directly support MICHR’s KL2 Scholars Career Development Program, a program for early career faculty, such as Assistant Professors, seeking to launch careers in clinical and translational research. Through the Student Success platform, MCHR will save extensive administrative time put in by KL2 Scholars and MICHR staff to organize mentorship meetings, as well as enrich interactions with mentors by providing resources and information that will enable the development and refinement of individualized research training plans.


MICHR's KL2 Scholars program partners Assistant Professors with less than six years of experience with a multidisciplinary mentorship team, including a primary senior accomplished mentor, secondary mentor and a biostatistician representing different areas of expertise.


“Groundbreaking initiatives like MCHR's KL2 Scholars Program that promote career development through tangible training plans, non siloed mentorship, and evidence of learning are exactly the programs we seek to support,” said Troy Markowitz, Vice President of Academic Partnerships at Portfolium, “And we are more than excited to MICHR chose us as partners in that mission.”



The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is dedicated to enabling clinical and translational research in order to improve the lives of individuals and their communities. Since its founding in 2006, MICHR has legitimized and promoted clinical and translational investigation at the University of Michigan, serving as a research hub for faculty and staff from 20 schools, colleges, and institutes and more than 170 departments and divisions across campus. For more info, please visit:



Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing Student Success Network. 4.5M+ students from 3,600+ colleges, universities and high schools use Portfolium to connect to internships, jobs, and lifelong learning opportunities via ePortfolios that showcase their proven competencies. 300+ partner institutions manage and align competency assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs with Portfolium’s Student Success platform. Portfolium’s academic solutions plug students into an open ecosystem of employers, mentors, educators, and peers around the world. To learn more about Portfolium's network for learners and solutions for educators and employers, visit:


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