Peer-Mentoring

Mentees will establish a peer-mentoring network to facilitate scientific collaboration, professional development, and social support. Mentees will be allowed to tailor the time they devote to career development activities to their individual needs.

Research & Career Mentors

Mentoring is the single most important factor that contributes to academic success. Those with mentors are more likely to make timely progress toward their degrees, and make renewed commitments to their professions. This collaboration allows mentees to meet the various challenges of their careers. Mentoring is a personal as well as a professional relationship.

Responsibilities of Mentors

The Mentor's responsibilities include:

  1. Providing leadership for the development of mentee's research project based on common interests;
  2. Devote at least 5% effort towards interaction with mentee through regular communication by phone and/or email;
  3. Assist with planning the mid-year visits to the mentor's laboratory;
  4. The mentor will also review grant and manuscript writing skills;
  5. Mentee and mentor will outline a strategy for developing grant application and plans for submission to NHLBI within 2 years of completing the PRIDE program;
  6. Establish long term collaborations with mentees to increase the probability of a successful independent research career.

PRIDE Program Mentor Faculty

Mentor

Department

Affiliation

Betty Pace, MD, PRIDE Program Director

Department of Pediatrics

Augusta University

Juan Gonzalez, PhD, PRIDE Program Co-Director

Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Texas at Dallas

Lara Stepleman, PhD

Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Augusta University

John Adams, PhD

Internal Medicine

University of South Florida

Kenneth Ataga, MD 

Medicine

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lindsey Cohen, PhD

Clinical Psychology

Georgia State University

Patrick Gallagher, MD

Pediatrics and Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

Robert Gibson, PhD

Emergency Medicine

Augusta University

 Steven Goodman, PhD

Department of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Abdullah Kutlar, MD

Department of Medicine

Augusta University

Maria Ferris, MD

Renal Epidemiology

University of North Carolina

Theodosia Kalfa, MD, PhD

Hematology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Rick McIndoe, PhD

Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine

Augusta University

Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD

 Hematology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sandra Murray, PhD

Molecular And Cellular Biology

University of Pittsburgh

Mohandas Narla, DSc

Red Blood Physiology

New York Blood Center

Tessie October, MD, MPH

Department of Pediatrics

Children's National Health System

 Solomon Ofori-Acquah, PhD

Hematology/Oncology

 University of Pittsburgh

 Kenneth Peterson, PhD

 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

University of Kansas Medical Center

 Charmaine Royal, PhD

 Genome Sciences & Policy

Duke University

Wally R. Smith, MD

Department of Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University

 Joseph Telfair, MD,PhD, MPH

 Public Health

Georgia Southern University

 Marsha Treadwell, PhD

 Hematology and Psychiatry

Children's Hospital Oakland

Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD

Hematology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Robert Williams, PhD

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

University of Tennessee Health Science Ctr

Stephanie J. Bryant, PhD

Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado a Boulder

Stella Chou, MD

Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania

Gustavo Nino, MSHS, D'ABSM

Pediatrics

George Washington university

Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD

Internal Medicine

University of Utah