NIH-Sponsored Study Shows the Value of Mentoring for Science Faculty at HBCUs

nih-logo-blueA new study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that an outside mentoring program is beneficial for science faculty at minority-serving institutions. The study found that mentoring program for science faculty at these institutions resulted in an increase in the number of published articles in peer-reviewed journals, an increase in grants won, and an increase in professional and career activities compared to science faculty who were not part of the mentoring program.

The study, published in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education, examined the Visiting Professorship Program of the Minorities Affairs Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology.

Lead author Andrew G. Campbell of Brown University, stated, “Simply put, the paper shows that given adequate time, material resources, and human support, any motivated faculty can translate on their academic vision and potential.”

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