Six Ways Michigan State University is Leveraging the Resources and Expertise of the National Research Mentoring Network

Melissa McDaniels, PhD, shares how her institution increases institutional capacity to 
optimize mentoring relationships
with NRMN resources. 
MyMentor of the Month: Nina Wampler, Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd., Chief Operations Officer

Nina Wampler,
Dr. Nina Wampler is a Native American epidemiologist who is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd. 

She has a Doctorate in Epidemiology and an MPH with concentrations in Environmental Health and Epidemiology/Biostatistics. 

You can reach out to Dr. Wampler via MyMentor or click here to read more about 
NRMN Faculty Members Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Angela Byers-Winston, PhD,  Recognized for Their Mentorship Accomplishments

Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Harlan Jones, PhD, Honored for Work on STAR Program

Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Harlan Jones, PhD, were honored by Georgia State University for their work with NRMN's  Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Grant Writing Program. 

minority-serving institutions. 
Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, Awarded for Outstanding Achievement by the Society of Counseling  Psychology
Angela Byars-Winston is a Co-Investigator at NRMN's Mentor Training Core, and UW-Madison's first Black tenure-track, full-professor in their Department of Medicine. 

You can find more about Dr. Byars-Winston's work and the John Holland Award at Madison365

STEP-UP Undergraduate Research Symposium Provides Career Development Opportunities for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates

The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for underrepresented minority high school and undergraduate students. 

Their recent symposium was held at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and gave students opportunity to network, present research posters and give oral presentations. 

Upcoming Opportunities with NRMN and Partners
Interested in writing an 
NIH Proposal?

Get expert advice, feedback, and support from an intimate grant writing coaching group! The NRMN Northwestern Grant Writing Coaching Group will be holding it's kickoff meeting October 10th  at the 2018  SACNAS  Conference in San Antonio, TX. 

Click HERE to read more about the program and apply, but hurry! 
Applications are due September 10th, at 11:59 PM CDT!
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GradPI: Helping You Choose the Right Advisor

In this article, Gadareth Higgs, MS, recounts why he created GradPI , a website resource for evaluating and choosing grad school advisors. He also outlines the metrics used on the site, and shares his vision for improving the graduate school experience for the site's users. 

Read his article about why he started this organization and the true power of crowd sourcing information. is Getting a Facelift
Here at the National Research Mentoring Network, we are developing a fresh look for o ur website. Our  content is now structured so that you can find information relevant to your specific career stage, whether you're an Undergraduate or Administrator. We're optimizing user-friendliness, so keep an eye out for our launch next month!
Editor: Sarah Gluck, 
Associate Editor: Alexis Short,
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