AADOCR Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (AADOCR MIND the Future) - Mentees
Ten program participants/mentees will be selected annually and commit to at least one full year of mentoring education/activities. Twelve months will be devoted to enhancing research career development through intensive hands-on work, combining in-person sessions with distance-learning components, and engaging in a mentored grant writing experience. Mentees will also be invited and strongly encouraged to remain engaged with the program post 12 months to foster peer mentoring and to support further career development based on individual needs and preferences.
Twelve months of research career development, mentored grant writing experience, and continued engagement as an alumnus. Travel costs are included in the program.
Jan 08, 2024
May 10, 2024
Our commitment to rising leaders
The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) has been awarded a five-year grant by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in response to FOA RFA-DE-19-007: NIDCR Mentoring Network to Support a Diverse Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce. The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the NIH funded biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences workforce.
MIND the Future will build a vibrant and inclusive community of investigators whose participation is vital to advancing dental, oral and craniofacial research and improving the oral health of our nation. The primary goal of this NIDCR-funded program is to establish a mentoring network that will support a diverse pool of early career investigators, including individuals from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity), in developing independent research careers dedicated to improving dental, oral and craniofacial health.
It is a great honor to be one of the 10 mentees in this program. Throughout my career, I had experienced challenges and obstacles as a Latina, woman and young clinical scholar. I believe my diverse background and experience working with many research and teaching groups in different countries has helped me to be more prepared for a career in academia. I understand that I will face many more challenges in the future as part of the demanding and challenging academic environment, and this program is a great opportunity for professional development.
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City
For assistance about this program
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