National Research Mentoring Network

for a Diverse Biomedical Workforce

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The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium to enhance the training and career development of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science research careers (collectively termed biomedical research careers), through enhanced networking and mentorship experiences. NRMN is also developing best practices for mentoring, providing training opportunities for mentors, and providing networking and professional opportunities for mentees.

The NRMN consists of more than 100 actively engaged partner institutions and organizations, including:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Institutions and Organizations are represented, including:

  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Organizations supporting Tribal Colleges
  • Scientific societies and Conferences including the Society for Advancement of Hispanic/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • Federally-funded training programs

The NRMN is comprised of five regional hubs that provide research support for mentors/mentees in both urban and rural settings and establish a nationwide resource.

These five regions include:

  1. Northeast/Atlantic/Islands,
  2. Southeast/ Deep South,
  3. Midwest,
  4. South, and
  5. West/ Northern Plains.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.