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The Profound Impact of Mentoring on Conducting Quality Research
Click here  to read reflections from Samira Musah, Ph.D. about two "fantastic mentors" and their role in supporting her arrival at the latest breakthrough in her research on reconstituting kidney function.
NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Group Alumna Earns K23 Grant
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Jada Brooks, Ph.D. was recently awarded a K23 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) following her participation as a mentee within a cohort of the NRMN Proposal Preparation Program (or "NRMN P3"), one of four NRMN coaching group models for rising biomedical research investigators to hone their techniques for grant proposal writing. We explore her experience in biomedical research and the path that led her to where she is today.

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An NRMN Mentor Shares her Experience Working with a Mentee in NRMN's One-to-One Virtual Mentorship Program
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In an interview with NRMN, Lucy R. Forrest, Ph.D. discusses the valuable experience she has had working with a mentee through NRMN's one-to-one virtual mentorship program.

"Most mentoring programs rely on proximity and overlapping communities, which limits the amount of directly relevant expertise and experiences the mentor might have had. By contrast, NRMN provides a bridge across space and scientific fields, by allowing mentees to search for the mentor whose experience seems most appropriate for their own particular challenges."

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Join Career Development Webinar Today, June 15th at 1pm Central
Advert for upcoming webinar _Biomedical Graduate Education _ Careers for Scientists _PhD__ June 15_ 2017 1-2pm _CDT_ goo.gl_dU9qd7 in partnership with AAMC_ featuring Dave Wessinger_ PhD and Audra Van Wart_ PhD

This webinar will describe the education and training of biomedical science Ph.D.s and MD-Ph.D.s, which leads to exciting and rewarding careers. Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences prepare students to become experts in a particular field of science and to pursue careers in many different areas. Students who pursue graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences often have undergraduate degrees in biophysics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and quantitative fields of the biological sciences.

Click here to register to attend today's webinar.
2017 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Meeting Features Sessions by NRMN

Advert for Translational Science 2017

NRMN had a strong presence at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Meeting on April 18-21, 2017 in Washington, DC, with two Career Development Workshops facilitated by NRMN Master Facilitators.

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Executive Director's Corner: 
A "Secret Recipe" Possessed by Environments that Support Career Persistence in Biomedical Research through Mentorship
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How do we make careers in biomedical research an attractive option for undergraduates and graduate students? 

NRMN Executive Director Dr. Rafael E. Luna reflects on this critical question and shares experiences from discussions with researchers across the NIH funded Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network.

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Grant Writing Coaching Group Wrap-Up Event at Boston College

On May 3-4, NRMN hosted the closing segment of the Northwestern University Grant Writing coaching group program at Boston College. 

The session featured a "mock study section" designed to give mentees in the group insights into the kinds of conversations that take place during the grant review and scoring process. 

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Did you Apply for an NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)?

The LRPs help promising investigators repay their student loans, in essence serving as a lifeline for scientists who have high education debt.

Follow NRMN on Twitter @NRMNet and be on the lookout in the coming weeks for an announcement of a live Twitter Chat with Q&A about the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

Click here to read more about the NIH Loan Repayment Programs, and apply.

Please direct comments to the Editor, Drew Simenson: drew.nrmn@bc.edu.
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