Research teams from Boston College and four other universities will develop the National Research Mentoring Network through a five-year, $19-million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of a sweeping initiative to diversify the ranks of biomedical researchers across the United Stated, the NIH announced today.
The National Institutes of Health on Wednesday awarded more than $31-million to a dozen university groups that will develop and test strategies for improving the racial diversity of the nation's medical work force.
A national effort to increase the number of researchers from underrepresented background in the biomedical and behavioral workforce is beginning to take shape after a recent meeting at UNT Health Science Center.
On October 22, the NIH announced the award of $2.2 million to UW-Madison to serve as the national hub for research mentor and mentee training within National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). NRMN is a broader Diversity Program Consortium announced at the same time.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced awards of nearly $50 million to fund Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, a bold initiative to better end the disparity of underrepresented researchers in biomedical sciences.
The Common Fund's Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce program is establishing a national Consortium to develop, implement, and evaluate approaches to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter into and persist in biomedical research careers.
On Wednesday May 27th, John Matsui of the University of California at Berkeley gave a talk to attendees of the 3rd Key Personnel Meeting of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), hosted at Boston College. The talk, entitled “An Outsider at the Table,” explored John’s philosophies of mentoring that have allowed him to build a successful program at UC Berkeley over the past 2 decades.
The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 to develop new approaches that engage researches, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.
Sciencemag.org interviews NRMN's Drs. Rick McGee and Christine Pfund about Dr. McGee's intervention, "Academy for Future Science Faculty," which approaches the task of supporting pairing students with mentors unrelated to their thesis work and promoting group meetings. the results of which were published December 2015 in the journal Academic Medicine.