NRMN and IDeA Partnership for Mentorship and Networking

Presenters:

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD
Principal Investigator, National Research Mentoring Network
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jamboor.vishwanatha@unthsc.edu

Damaris Javier, MA
Assistant Director, National Research Mentoring Network
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Damaris.javier@unthsc.edu

Session format/audience:

The workshop will begin with an interactive PowerPoint that encompasses key points relating to mentoring, networking and professional development. Thereafter, presenters and participants will engage in discussion and reflection of mentoring, networking and professional development. Furthermore, participants will be able to learn about the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and how they could take advantage of NRMN resources as well as how to partner/collaborate with NRMN for the benefit of IDeA mentees and mentors. Students, faculty and administrators are welcome.

Abstract:

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) nationwide funded initiative that aims at increasing diversity of the biomedical research workforce. NRMN includes a wide range of programs, for mentors and mentees, including:

  • Guided Virtual Mentorship platform to engage in evidence-based and culturally-aware mentorship
  • Virtual Networking Platform for mentee-mentor, peer-mentoring and group mentoring
  • Professional Development

Through this workshop, participants will be provided with:

  • Information regarding the importance of mentoring, networking and professional development in preparing for a biomedical and STEM careers
  • Information on the resources available for mentees and mentors through NRMN
  • An opportunity to sign up as well as learn about partnership opportunities with NRMN
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