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Greetings, NRMN community!

As we usher in the new year, January takes on a special significance for us at the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). It’s a month dedicated to honoring the guiding lights of our academic journeys — our mentors. Welcome to National Mentoring Month!

Reflecting on Mentorship: A Collective Journey

Mentorship is the heartbeat of progress in the world of biomedical research, and this month, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the incredible mentors who have shaped, guided, and inspired countless individuals within the NRMN community.

Our Visionary Lead PI, Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha

To kick off our celebration, we are honored to hear from the visionary leader himself, Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha, Lead Principal Investigator of NRMN. Dr. Vishwanatha’s dedication to mentorship has paved the way for transformative experiences within our community, and we look forward to his insights and wisdom throughout the month.

Engaging Events and Workshops

Throughout January, NRMN is delighted to host a series of interactive workshops, panel discussions, and networking events. These sessions are designed to foster meaningful conversations about the art and science of mentorship. Be sure to check out our schedule to mark your calendars for events that resonate with your mentorship goals.

Spotlight on Mentorship Success Stories

One of the highlights of National Mentoring Month is the opportunity to showcase the incredible success stories within our community. We invite mentors and mentees alike to share their journeys, triumphs, and lessons learned. Let’s amplify the power of mentorship by shining a spotlight on the impactful relationships that have blossomed within NRMN.

A Call to Action: Share Your Mentorship Experience

We encourage each member of our community to actively participate in National Mentoring Month. Share your mentorship experiences on social media using the hashtag #NRMNMentoringMonth. Your stories have the potential to inspire and empower the next generation of biomedical researchers.

Navigating Challenges, Building Bridges

Mentorship isn’t without its challenges, and this month provides an opportunity to address them openly. Let’s engage in constructive conversations about overcoming obstacles, fostering inclusivity, and building bridges that support the growth and development of everyone in our community.

A Closing Note of Gratitude

As we embark on this month-long celebration, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each mentor and mentee who contributes to the spirit of mentorship excellence within NRMN. Your dedication to advancing scientific discovery through guidance, support, and shared knowledge is truly commendable.

Cheers to a month filled with celebration, growth, and the spirit of mentorship!

NRMN National Mentoring Month
Welcome to the National Research Mentoring Network’s all month long events of festivities celebrating mentorship.

As we usher in the new year, January takes on a special significance for us at the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). It’s a month dedicated to honoring the guiding lights of our academic journeys — our mentors. Welcome to National Mentoring Month!


Reflecting on Mentorship: A Collective Journey

Mentorship is the heartbeat of progress in the world of biomedical research, and this month, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the incredible mentors who have shaped, guided, and inspired countless individuals within the NRMN community.

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Jamboor Vishwanatha

Welcome to the Mentoring Month from our Lead P.I. Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha

View this video series and get more perspective from our leader and see the amazing impacts that the National research Mentoing Network has had as a collective impact, and the continuance of these wonderful success stories.

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NRMN Twitter Chat January 11th

📌 Save the date for our Twitter Chat: January 11th ALL DAY LONG, and get ready to engage in a meaningful conversation about the power of mentorship. Let’s inspire and uplift each other! 💪 #NRMNChat #MentorshipMatters #NRMNmentoringMatters

Be sure to sign on to your social media X (Twitter) account to join the discussions happening all day long on 1/11/24!

Be sure to use the hashtags: #NRMNmentoringMatters #NRMNmentor #NationalMentoringMonth #mentorship

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Dr. Traci Murray

“Mentoring Action Items”

LCDR Traci M. Murray, PhD, MPH, RN, NHDP-BC, CPH

United States Public Health Service


Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Traci M. Murray joined the Division of Extramural Research (DER) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a Scientific Advisor for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) and HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) studies. LCDR Murray has been a registered nurse for over 10 years with experience in clinical research, epidemiology, and nursing education. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors from Texas Christian University, her PhD at University of Texas at Tyler, and her Master’s in Public Health at University of North Texas Health Science Center.


LCDR Murray spent nearly three years with the Indian Health Service serving the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Navajo Nation in various clinical and administrative roles. She previously served as Assistant Regional Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Dallas, where she created and led several initiatives, including the national Partnerships for Equity initiative to address behavioral health inequities through innovative cross-agency partnerships, and The Yard, an internal diversity initiative for HBCU alumni and other interested staff.

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Engage with us on social media by downloading our graphics to join the discussion all month long!

Feel free to download these images to participate on all of our social media events and be sure to use the hashtags #NRMNmentoringMatters, #NationalMentoringMonth, #NRMNmentor, or a combination of all! Let’s celebrate mentorship together!

Share your perspective on having a mentor, mentee, or coach in your life, and how it has impacted you!

Let’s make this an impactful month of celebrating all of the wonderful forms of mentorship!

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Reflection: Celebrating Mentorship, Representation, and Innovation: A Reflection on National Mentoring Month

As National Mentoring Month comes to a close, it’s crucial to reflect on the invaluable impact of mentorship, the power of representation, and the spark of innovation fostered through initiatives like the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Throughout January, NRMN has tirelessly championed the cause of mentorship, highlighting its significance in nurturing talent, fostering diversity, and driving forward groundbreaking innovation.

Mentorship lies at the heart of professional and personal development. It’s a relationship built on trust, guidance, and mutual respect, transcending mere instruction to become a source of inspiration and empowerment. NRMN’s dedication to fostering mentorship has been evident through its diverse array of activities, including workshops, webinars, and networking events designed to connect mentors with mentees across various disciplines and backgrounds.

One of the most remarkable aspects of NRMN’s efforts is its unwavering commitment to promoting diversity and representation within mentorship. By actively engaging underrepresented groups in STEM fields, NRMN has worked to dismantle barriers and create pathways for individuals from all backgrounds to thrive. Through targeted outreach programs, mentorship opportunities, and initiatives focused on inclusion, NRMN has paved the way for a more equitable and representative future in research and academia.

Furthermore, National Mentoring Month has provided a platform to celebrate the innovative spirit that thrives within mentorship relationships. Beyond offering guidance and support, mentors often serve as catalysts for innovation, challenging their mentees to think creatively, take risks, and push the boundaries of knowledge. NRMN’s emphasis on fostering an environment of innovation has inspired countless mentees to pursue bold ideas, tackle complex problems, and drive forward meaningful change in their respective fields.

As we look back on National Mentoring Month, it’s clear that the impact of mentorship extends far beyond individual relationships. It’s a catalyst for personal and professional growth, a cornerstone of diversity and representation, and a driving force behind innovation and progress. NRMN’s dedication to advancing mentorship has not only enriched the lives of countless individuals but has also strengthened the fabric of our scientific and academic communities.

Moving forward, let us continue to prioritize mentorship, champion representation, and foster innovation in all aspects of our lives. By investing in mentorship programs like NRMN, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and make a meaningful impact. As we celebrate the close of National Mentoring Month, let us carry the spirit of mentorship forward, ensuring that it remains a guiding light for generations to come.