Underrepresented Assistant Professors Invited to a "Lunch and Learn"

Learn more about how you can become part of a national effort to bolster diversity in biomedical research, by joining the PROMISE Study for a "Lunch and Learn" session.

Interested in Facilitated Peer Mentoring Research for Underrepresented Assistant Professors?

Informational Lunch Sessions

                                                       Friday, March 6th                                                                         Wednesday, March 18th                                                              

                                                        12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                                                                              12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

                                                     Bondurant Hall G074                                                                        Mary Ellen Jones 3112                                                     

                                               RSVP by Tuesday March 3rd                                                             RSVP by Friday March 13th     

                                                                                        Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to aalanah_valentine@med.unc.edu.

The PROMISE Study will host two informational sessions for Assistant Professors who identify as belonging to a racially/ethnically underrepresented group.  We invite Assistant Professors who are engaged in Biomedical Research (research on biological or behavioral processes that advance the diagnoses, treatment, or prevention of disease) to meet our study team and learn more about the research.

Individuals that wish to take part in this study will be placed into peer groups, of 6 to 8 peers, and engage in professional development and skills building sessions. These peer group meetings are facilitated by two senior underrepresented researchers and are meant to enhance scholarly output and academic advancement of participants. Ultimately, this research is designed to identify best mentoring practices for ethnically/racially underrepresented biomedical researchers.

The PROMISE Study (NIH# U01-GM132374), is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) which is a trans-NIH program funded by NIH’s Common Fund. Through this national collaborative, NIH works together with institutions to advance the DPC’s overarching goal of developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative, effective approaches to research training and mentoring.


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