Health Disparities Cyber-Mentoring Program

  • 2013 – 2015 Scholar: Dr. Yelena Tarasenko, Georgia Southern University (Mentor Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, University of Kentucky)
  • 2014 – 2016 Scholar: Dr. Nandi Marshall, Armstrong State University (Mentor Dr. Camara Jones, Morehouse School of Medicine)

About the Cyber-Mentoring Program

The Rural Health Research Institute selects two Health Disparities Cyber-Mentoring Fellows every year that remain in the program for two years. The program’s focus is to support early-career faculty focused on rural health disparities but are unable to find local research mentors for their particular line of research.

The program guides early-career faculty through a two-year mentoring experience with a national leader in their field in order to help participants establish a research career focused on health disparities in rural populations.

 Participation Benefits & Requirements

At the end of the two-year experience, Fellows are required to have the following:

  1. Developed and implemented a career development plan designed to launch independent research.
  2. Conceptualized, drafted, and submitted an RHRI-affiliated federal grant application on an aspect of rural health disparities research.

Mentees will receive a travel allowance each year to facilitate one annual in-person meeting with their mentor. Mentors will receive $5,000 annually to compensate for their efforts.

The relationship is expected to develop as a long-term productive and professional interaction that launches positive benefits for both parties to advance knowledge to improve health and decrease health disparities in rural populations.

Last updated: 9/26/2014

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