Engineering Diversity


Research Support for Mentorship

A growing body of research on mentoring is instructive for designing and implementing programming that may have a positive impact on transition from training to employment or independence. Role models may steer students from underrepresented groups toward scientific careers.

Supporting faculty mentoring through the use of creative technologies: There’s an app for that

Debra L. Franko, Jan Rinehart, Kathleen Kenney, Mary Loeffelholz, Barbara Guthrie, Paula Caligiuri

International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, Vol. 5 Issue: 1, pp.54-64 (2016)

Medical student service learning program teaches secondary students about career opportunities in health and medical fields.

Karpa K, Vakharia K, Caruso CA, Vechery C, Sipple L, Wang A.

Advanced Physiology Education Vol. 39(4) pp.315-9  (Dec. 2015)

Training and retaining of underrepresented minority physician scientists – a hispanic perspective: NICHD-AAP workshop on research in neonatology

M. Valcarcel, C. Diaz & P. J. Santiago-Borrero

Journal of Perinatology Vol. 26, pp.S49–S52 (2006)

Mentorship has a positive impact on career trajectories of all scientists, but underrepresented groups have difficulty finding mentors with similar backgrounds or experiences.

The Other Physician-scientist Problem: Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?

Nancy C. Andrews

Nature Medicine Vol. 8 Nunber. 5, pp.439-441 (MAY 2002)

Twelve tips for teachers to encourage student engagement in academic medicine.

Lawson McLean A, Saunders C, Velu PP, Iredale J, Hor K, Russell CD

Medical Teacher Vol. 35(7) pp.549-54 (Jul. 2013)

A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists.

Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN.

Academic Medicine Vol. 86(12) pp.1571-6. (Dec. 2011)

National Research Mentoring Network

Become an Effective Mentor

Postdocs, junior and senior faculty, and administrators can receive training to become effective mentors.

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Develop Mentoring Relationships

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career postdocs in the biomedical sciences, can receive training to learn how to develop productive mentoring relationships.

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Virtual Mentorships

Mentors and mentees can sign up for online mentorships. These guide mentees through important educational and career transitions.

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