Previous NIH funding (2010-2014) supported What Matters in Mentoring? Testing and Measuring a Mentor Training Intervention, a study that challenged a commonly-held assumption that any form of mentoring will yield positive outcomes, by delving into the specific characteristics of research mentoring relationships that account for observed benefits.
Our prior research addressed several knowledge gaps in interventions to advance research careers of underrepresented groups in biological sciences and identified factors in the research mentoring relationship associated with career choice in the biological sciences. Building on this information, we were able to determine the effectiveness of an existing research mentor training intervention, Entering Mentoring, and learned about important differences in mentored research experiences, beyond acquisition of research skills, that contribute to various outcomes for underrepresented groups of students.
Products from this grant include: