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The University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve as a national hub for research mentor and mentee training for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) recently announced by NIH as part of a national Diversity Program Consortium.

The NIH will award the Diversity Program Consortium nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce....

“We’ve developed models and performed the research to show they work. NRMN is the perfect opportunity to collaborate more widely, capitalize on cross-campus initiatives, and share what we’ve learned,” says Christine Pfund, principal investigator of NRMN, director of the NRMN Mentor Training Core and researcher with the Department of Medicine, UW ICTR, and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

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