National Mentorship Month: 
Stories from Mentees and Mentors
In recognition of National Mentoring Month, NRMN has interviewed a number of Mentees and Mentors , to gain their perspectives on what mentorship means for them. Ranging from undergraduates, to faculty, to administrators, we encourage you to read their thoughts, and take time to reflect on what mentorship means for you. 

BioMed Central Proceedings Publishes Special Issue Highlighting Diversity Program Consortium

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Last month, BMC (BioMed Central) Proceedings, a biomedical research journal, published a special issue focused on the three programs of the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC): NRMN, CEC (Coordination and Evaluation Center), and BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity). This issue features over a dozen articles focused on mentorship programs, including work from several NRMN PIs. 

Click here to take a look at this special issue of BMC Proceedings. 
Recent Training Opportunities with NRMN
NRMN-CAN Supports Professional Development and Grantwriting at 3rd Annual Conference

NRMN-CAN supports a consortium of Big 10 universities in the MidWest by providing training workshops. In October, they held a 3rd Annual Conference.

Click here to learn more about NRMN-CAN. 

Dr. Hannah Valantine Delivers Talk at NRMN and RCMI Workshop

The fourth cohort of the Southeast Training Hub met in October, to provide grantwriting training to faculty and post-docs. Dr. Hannah Valantine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workplace Diversity at the NIH, contributed a talk on diversity initiatives. 

To learn more about Dr. Valantine's talk, click here.

MTC Hosts Workshop for Facilitators of Mentorship Training 

The Mentorship Training Core provided the opportunity for facilitators of mentee training to become familiar with Entering Research, an undergraduate and graduate mentee training curriculum containing over 100 activities and resources. 


To learn more about the Train-the-Trainer workshop, and how to sign up, click here.

Announcing Dr. Chris Pfund, Director of the Mentor Training Core, as New Contact P.I. for NRMN!

The National Research Mentoring Network will miss Dr. Rafael E. Luna, who is stepping down from his position as the Contact PI and Executive Director of NRMN. Dr. Luna accepted a position at Boston College that has two roles: Associate Dean in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Pre-Health Program. During his time with NRMN, Dr. Luna worked closely with the Leadership Team and Key Personnel supporting NRMN's efforts to reach mentees and mentors on a national level.

The NRMN Leadership Team has implemented a continuity plan, wherein Dr. Chris Pfund will serve as the Contact PI for NRMN and Director of the Administrative Core, in addition to her current position as PI of the Mentor Training Core. We congratulate Dr. Luna on his new position and thank him for his role in supporting the mission of NRMN and the Diversity Program Consortium. We wish him all the best at Boston College!

Looking forward to a productive 2018,

The NRMN Leadership Team

NRMN Twitter Chat Featuring NIH Loan Repayment Program Draws Dozens of Participants

Last August, NRMN worked with the NIH Loan Repayment Program to set up a Twitter Chat - to encourage individuals in our network to learn more about loan repayment, and how the NIH can help. With dozens of participants, this Twitter Chat elucidated the process of applying to the LRP, and how you can get an edge on the competition!

Click here to learn more about the Loan Repayment Program! 

Upcoming Opportunities with NRMN and Partners

Marion Milligan Mason Award
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Women in Chemical Sciences 

Are you a women scientist beginning a career-track appointment related to chemistry? This award from the AAAS provides $50,000 to those engaged in basic chemical science, in addition to leadership development and mentoring opportunities. 
Applications are available until March 1, 2018!
DPC Twitter Chat - National Mentoring Month

January 26th, 2018

NRMN is collaborating with the BUILD program to celebrate National Mentoring Month! Do you have thoughts on mentoring, or questions you'd like to have answered? Join us on Twitter to share your stories and reflect on your scientific journey.  


Be sure to follow  NRMN and the  DPC on Twitter!
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Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Gluck, 
Associate Editor: Alexis Short,

Interested in Contributing?  Would you like to share your experiences in science or contribute a research write-up? We're looking for articles approximately 500-1000 words related to the NRMN mission. Contact our Editor-in-Chief,  Ms. Sarah Gluck, for more information.
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