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January is National Mentoring Month! Join the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) to celebrate the mentors in our community who inspire the next generation of scientists and leaders!

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is hosting a month of webinars, twitter chats, videos and more. Follow @NRMNET on Twitter to stay updated.

Throughout the month, the DPC will highlight mentors who uplift and inspire their mentees. Is there a mentor in your community who makes a great impact? Email cdcore.cec@gmail.com and we can feature these individuals in the campaign or in the February DPC newsletter.

Mentees can celebrate Thank Your Mentor Day on Jan. 27 by writing a thank-you note to their mentors! Join the campaign and share your thank-you message on Twitter using #ThankYourMentor and tag @NIHDPC and @EnhanceScience.

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What: The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to improve training and mentoring and to enhance individuals' success in biomedical research careers. This initiative aims to transform institutional culture and biomedical training and mentoring nationwide.

Who: Students, faculty, staff and leaders from many disciplines and institutions are part of a movement to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce. Ultimately, these efforts will help to engage a more diverse field of individuals in biomedical research careers.

How: DPC partners are developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative and effective approaches to training and mentoring individuals, from undergraduate programs through post-doctoral training, to foster successful research careers.

Why: People from different backgrounds bring unique ideas, perspectives and direction to scientific research, medical practice, and social understanding. The DPC is one of many NIH-funded efforts working to promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise. Along with staff from across the NIH, Dr. Hannah Valantine, the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, plays a leadership role in the DPC.

When & Where: The funding for this project began in 2014 as a product of a working group charged by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director to make recommendations to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.  

Learn More: For emerging evidence and practical ways to diversify the biomedical workforce, visit the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity site. To read more about the many ways that NIH is supporting cutting edge research, visit the NIH Common Fund.


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Whale necropsies, networking-savvy introverts, summer research experiences, and prestigious awards—read the latest edition of the Diversity Program Consortium Newsletter! Subscribe to stay current on the exciting work our community members are doing across the country and abroad.
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