PROMISE Study Seeking Participants for Peer Mentoring Study

The UNC School of Medicine is part of an effort by the National Institutes of Health Diversity Program Consortium to identify best mentoring practices for scientists who are underrepresented in biomedical research.


The PROMISE study, Peer group Research On Mentoring Scientists who are underrepresented in biomedical research, is looking for early career educators and postdoctoral fellows with an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or DO degree and who identify as belonging to a racially or ethnically underrepresented group, including as South Asian, or as multiracial. Entrants must be involved in biomedical research, including research into the biological/behavioural processes that promote the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of disease, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The aim of the PROMISE study is to increase the scientific output of scientists who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Participants can earn up to $500.

UNC is part of a national effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Diversity Program Consortium to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research. This study will explore a peer group mentoring approach to improve participants’ scientific output and academic progress. Peer groups meet twice a month for nine months. Sessions are focused on professional development and are facilitated by senior underrepresented biomedical researchers.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Principal Investigator Susan Girdler or Study Coordinator Bria Berry.

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