One of the aims of the Center for Mind-Body Research is to foster mentoring relationships between faculty and trainees or junior faculty. These ad-hoc, informal mentoring relationships are designed to complement existing primary mentoring relationships, rather than replace them, with a particular focus on career development issues related to behavioral medicine and mind-body research. Other areas of mentoring might include guidance related to grantsmanship, professional networking and societies, gender or diversity issues, or balancing work and family.
It is our intention to match interested mentees with a participating faculty member, based on the mentees perceived mentoring needs. This is intended to be a flexible relationship to be defined by the mentor and the mentee. Mentors participating in this program will not in any way substitute for a fellow’s primary mentor.
1) match mentees, when appropriate, with mentors outside their Division in an effort to offer a broader perspective,
2) provide more information to both mentors and mentees to help pairs establish a successful mentoring relationship,
3) suggest that mentor-mentee pairs meet at least 3-4 times in an academic year.
We realize that the demands placed on faculty at an academic institution like Johns Hopkins are numerous. Nevertheless, we expect participants to gain rewarding, not burdensome, experiences. Sage advice and support early in a scientific career can make an important and lasting contribution to a fellow’s subsequent success in the academic environment.
The next Mentoring Program application deadline is TBA. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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