Diversity and MentorshipDr. Martha Grover, Dr. Rafael Fierro, Dr. Andrew G. Alleyne
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Diverse research communities bridge different perspectives and complementary skill sets, which, in turn, leads to better problem solving and more creative solutions. Personal and professional development of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds is often influenced by an effective mentoring infrastructure that not only creates an inclusive environment but also facilitates exposure to opportunities for their career advancement. Therefore, it is imperative to identify and understand effective strategies that promote the advancement of researchers, both with regards to seeking and providing mentorship, so that a diverse research body populates all institutional levels.
The objective of this session is to address the relationship between diversity and mentorship and the beneficial impact one may have on the other. Under this topic, we will discuss several points including the following:
Organizers: Udari Madhushani and Maria Santos