Young people reminded me tonight that we can all learn more about how to to seek, receive, and offer good mentorship. This is hard for scientists.
Advice from Successful People and me
LifeSci NYC held an inspiring STEM Career Panel tonight at the new Flatiron Health office in SoHo. I chatted with LifeSci student interns and heard how some felt inner conflict between the opportunity to launch straight into an exciting tech career vs. slowing down for grad school. It was a privilege to be flanked on stage by a tech star, pharma business leader, and entrepreneurs in health while we shared our personal experiences about career development.
Here are things I have written about mentoring, and being mentored, that you might find useful:
- Sopher C, Adamson B, Andrasik M, Flood D, Wakefield S, Stoff D, Cook R, Kublin J, Fuchs J. Enhancing Diversity in the Public Health Research Workforce: the Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) for Future HIV Vaccine Scientists. Am J Public Health. 2015 April; 105(4): 823–830. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302076 Epub 2014 Dec 30. PubMed
- Adamson B, Fuchs J, Sopher C, Flood D, Johnson RP, Haynes B, Kublin J. A New Model for Catalyzing Translational Science: The Early Stage Investigator Mentored Research Scholar Program in HIV Vaccines. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Apr;8(2):166-8. doi: 10.1111/cts.12249 PubMed
- Adamson B, Lyons N, Chou YT, Gangan N, Cannon-Dang E, Chen C, Law EH. Meaningful Mentorship Associated with Rewarding Short-Term Research Results from an Evaluation of ISPOR Student Experiences. Value in Health 20 (2017) A340.
Disclosure: I am a Senior Quantitative Scientist at Flatiron Health in New York, NY.