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Theory-Informed Research Training and Mentoring of Underrepresented Early-Career Faculty at Teaching-Intensive Institutions: The Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE Program

TitleTheory-Informed Research Training and Mentoring of Underrepresented Early-Career Faculty at Teaching-Intensive Institutions: The Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBeech, BM, Bruce, MA, Thorpe, R. J., J, Heitman, E, Griffith, DM, Norris, KC
JournalEthn Dis
Volume28
Pagination115-122
Date PublishedSpring
ISBN Number1049-510X (Print)1049-510x
Accession Number29725196
KeywordsHealth disparities, Obesity Research, population health, Research Training and Mentoring, Teaching-Intensive Institutions, Underrepresented Faculty
Abstract

Mentoring has been consistently identified as an important element for career advancement in many biomedical and health professional disciplines and has been found to be critical for success and promotion in academic settings. Early-career faculty from groups underrepresented in biomedical research, however, are less likely to have mentors, and in general, receive less mentoring than their majority-group peers, particularly among those employed in teaching-intensive institutions. This article describes Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) PRIDE, a theoretically and conceptually based research training and mentoring program designed for early-career faculty who trained or are employed at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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PMC5926854