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During the second phase of the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) initiative, researchers are continuing to develop mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. To broaden the number of innovative strategies explored and increase the likelihood of impact, sustainability, and dissemination, NRMN Phase II is organized as a consortium of independent research projects, with a Coordination Center and a Resource Center. Although the structure of the NRMN initiative was updated for Phase II, the overarching purpose of the project remails the same: to enhance the retention and success of individuals, including those from underrepresented groups, in all career stages of biomedical-related research, by emphasizing the value of mentoring and networking.
The NRMN Coordination Center (RFA-RM-18-003, PI: Christine E. Pfund, the University of Wisconsin-Madison) plays two main roles in NRMN Phase II. One of the Center’s responsibilities is to coordinate the early stages of data collection from the 11 NRMN Science of Mentoring interventions and provide feedback to on the data collected from the interventions to maximize the research benefit of activities. The Center’s second primary responsibility is promoting synergies between the NRMN consortium and the DPC’s
Center for Coordination and Evaluation (CEC), for the long-term collection and storage of data.
NRMN Resource Center (RFA-RM-18-002, PI: Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, the University of North Texas Health Science Center) provides a web-based mentoring platform to facilitate mentor-mentee engagement and networking. During Phase II, the Center has refined the existing
MyNRMN application and other services offered through the
NRMNet website. This Center also oversees management of the NRMN website, such as offering virtual courses and webinars on a variety of topics relevant to effective mentoring. This Center oversees management of the NRMN website, reports on outputs from NRMN components and provides a platform for publicly available mentoring resources and tools.
There are 11 unique research projects that make up the
Science of Mentoring, Networking, and Navigating Career Transition Points (RFA-RM-18-004) segment of NRMN Phase II. Using robust experimental designs, the projects are intended to expand the scientific scope of the NRMN initiative by exploring a variety of evidence-based mentoring and networking approaches to advance careers of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups in the biomedical research workforce. A list of the 11 research projects is provided below.
For more information about the NRMN initiative, contact
Dr. Mercedes Rubio or
Dr. Michael Sesma.
To read about NRMN Phase I, see
RFA-RM-13-017 and visit the
NRMN Phase I webpage.
Boosting Mentor Effectiveness iN Training Of Research Scientists (MENTORS) Using Social Cognitive Career Theory to Support Entry of Women & Minorities into Physician-Scientist Careers
Impact of Culturally Aware Mentoring Interventions on Research Mentors and Graduate Training Programs
Building a Diverse Biomedical Workforce Through Communication Across Difference
Studying Inclusive Mentor Networks to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce
Intersection of Social Capital, Mentorship and Networking on Persistence, Engagement and Science Identity
Enhanced Grant Writing Coaching Intervention for a Diverse Biomedical Workforce
Peer group mentoring for racially underrepresented early career biomedical researchers: Identifying the unique influence of psychosocial support on personal gains and objective career outcomes.
A Randomized Controlled Study to Test the Effectiveness of Development Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early-Stage Investigators
Effectiveness of Innovative Research Mentor Interventions among Underrepresented Minority Faculty in the Southwest
Career Advancement and Culture Change in Biomedical Research: Group Peer Mentoring Outcomes and Mechanisms
Building Up a Diverse Workforce for Biomedical Research
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