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ERIC Number: EJ1146982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Developing Scientists in Hispanic Substance Use and Health Disparities Research through the Creation of a National Mentoring Network
Bazzi, Angela R.; Mogro-Wilson, Cristina; Negi, Nalini Junko; Reingle Gonzalez, Jennifer M.; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Castro, Yessenia; Cepeda, Alice
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v25 n2 p151-165 2017
Hispanics are disproportionately affected by substance use and related health harms yet remain underrepresented across scientific disciplines focused on researching and addressing these issues. An interdisciplinary network of scientists committed to fostering the development of social and biomedical researchers focused on Hispanic substance use and health disparities developed innovative mentoring and career development activities. We conducted a formative evaluation study using anonymous membership and conference feedback data to describe specific mentoring and career development activities developed within the national network. Successful mentoring initiatives and career development activities were infused with cultural and community values supportive of professional integration and persistence. Mentoring initially occurred within an annual national conference and was then sustained throughout the year through formal training programs and informal mentoring networks. Although rigorous evaluation is needed to determine the success of these strategies in fostering long-term career development among scientists conducting Hispanic health and substance use research, this innovative model may hold promise for other groups committed to promoting career development and professional integration and persistence for minority (and non-minority) scientists committed to addressing health disparities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: R25DA026401; R25CA033010; R25DA030310; K01DA043412; K01CA157689