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:
- Developed and implemented a career development plan designed to launch independent research.
- 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