PROMISE study seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented assistant professors for peer group mentoring research

UNC is part of a national effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Program Consortium, to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research.

The PROMISE Study is seeking assistant professors who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander or as multiracial. Participants should be engaged in biomedical research (research on the biological/behavioral processes that advance the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of disease) and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

This study will examine a peer group mentoring approach to enhance scholarly output and academic advancement of participants. Peer groups will meet twice per month for nine months. Sessions are focused on professional development and facilitated by senior UR biomedical researchers.  

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Principal Investigator: Susan Girdler at, or,

Study Coordinator: Aalanah Valentine at,

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