UNC-Chapel Hill is part of a national effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Diversity Program Consortium to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research.
The Peer group Research on Mentoring underrepresented Scientists (PROMISE) Study is seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented associate or full professors who have experience mentoring postdoctoral fellows or early career faculty AND who have a history of funding for biomedical research (the study of the biological/behavioral processes that advance the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of disease) to serve as a facilitator for the study.
PROMISE is one of only 11 sites nationally to have been funded by the NIH (NIH–U01–GM132374) to
conduct rigorous controlled research to identify best practices for mentoring those racially/ethnically
underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.
PROMISE is comparing two peer group mentoring
approaches for their positive impact on both personal gains (e.g., sense of belonging, research self–efficacy) and
longer–term career outcomes (e.g., grants submitted and funded, promotion). Facilitated discussions and activities
are designed to promote scholarly output and academic success of peer members.
Facilitation support includes:
· Training (2–4 hours) in the use of a manual to guide discussions and activities.
· Ongoing support from the trainers as needed.
· A dedicated research coordinator to manage all logistics (e.g., scheduling, communications, materials).
· Professional satisfaction in contributing to this national effort and to the career development of UR early career
Participants will receive up to $3,400 compensation ($200/each 2–hour session)
If interested, please visit: http://thepromisestudy.web.unc.edu/ or email us at: email@example.com
Study PI: Dr. Susan Girdler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Coordinator: Venya Srivastava, email@example.com
UNC IRB # 19–1644, approval date August 29, 2019