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.
P. A. Dennery
Journal of Perinatology Vol. 26, pp.S46–S48 (2006)
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)
Karpa K, Vakharia K, Caruso CA, Vechery C, Sipple L, Wang A.
Advanced Physiology Education Vol. 39(4) pp.315-9 (Dec. 2015)
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.
National Research Mentoring Network
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.