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Since earning my doctorate, all of my professional roles have centered on mentoring in one form or another, so I suppose it only made sense that I would begin to develop a research agenda in this area. I credit one of my own mentors, Dr. Carole Bland, for welcoming me into a scholarly project that involved synthesizing evidence-based practices for successful mentoring of faculty in higher education. The book that we produced from this project is something Im really proud of. Im also a researcher at heart, so I understand the power of well-designed studies and robust data for producing change. For this reason, I think research on mentoring is critical to improving the quality of mentoring that takes place in the environments where the next generation of biomedical scientists will be trained and working.
I love writing and science equally. And I get incredible satisfaction from helping others succeed. So for me, serving as a scientific writing mentor for other researchers is pretty much my dream job. I realized in graduate school that I am more of a science generalist. My role as a grant writing coach feeds that part of me, because I am constantly exposed to new areas of science, rather than having to focus in a narrow niche area. In a single day, for example, I might help one assistant professor refine a grant application for proteomics research in acute lung injury, then switch to working with another researcher who is writing a paper about interventions to mitigate implicit racial bias in patient-provider interactions. Thats fun. And Ill be honest, its a thrill to get emails from mentees who just got word that their first major grant application is getting funded. Their success is my success. Its what makes me enjoy going to work every day.
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.