All in the Mentoring

An important part of training new biomedical researchers is being a good mentor. As Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the US National Institutes of Health, writes in an editorial in Nature Medicine, "[b]eing a mentor goes beyond supervising lab projects and teaching sound experimental design."

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