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NIH-funded PROMISE Study Seeking Racially/ethnically Underrepresented Researchers

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Promise Study

The Peer group Research On Mentoring Scientists underrepresented in biomedical research (PROMISE) Study, an  NIH-funded research study to bolster diversity in the biomedical workforce, is seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented junior faculty and postdocs for the next cohort. Participants must be from Duke, UNC or other select local institutions (contact study coordinator for questions about eligibility).  

Peer mentoring has been shown to support academic success. Now more than ever, peer group support is very important as we navigate our priorities, uncertainties, added responsibilities, reduced resources and other challenges. This study involves peer group mentoring with discussions facilitated by senior underrepresented (UR) researchers with the goal of enhancing scholarly output and academic advancement of UR postdocs and junior faculty.

This randomized controlled study compares two peer group mentoring approaches for their positive impact on both personal gains (e.g., sense of belonging, research self-efficacy, etc.) and longer-term career outcomes (e.g., publications, grants submitted and funded, promotion etc.). (DUHS IRB #Pro00103457).

Contact: Rebecca Kameny, PhD (study coordinator) ; (919) 668-3949.

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