Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Science
Strategies for Success
- Ofelia Olivero, Government Senior Staff Scientist, PhD, ATS
The bookâs author is the recipient of the Leading Diversity Award from the National Cancer Institute. The book includes a foreword by Julie Thompson Klein who is a Professor of Humanities in the English Department and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Klein is the past president of the Association for Integrative Studies (AIS) and former editor of the AIS journal, Issues in Integrative Studies.
The goal of this book is to provide readers with a better understanding of the mentoring relationship and the overall process as it applies to the increasingly interdisciplinary field of science.
AudienceThe primary audience consists of investigators and academicians who mentor predoctoral trainees in all scientific disciplines. This book will also be useful for early career scientists and students who are looking for mentors, as well as senior researchers and current mentors who want to further develop their mentoring skills.
- Published: October 2013
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-415962-4
"I enjoyed reading this book and will be recommending it to others who have an interest in managing research programmes...very timely as we all are dealing with many of the issues discussed and could learn a lot more about mentorship."--
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Mentoring definition - the mentor within
Chapter 2. What mentoring is not
Chapter 3. Mentoring outreach - the multiplicative effect
Chapter 4. Mentoring minorities and women
Chapter 5. Interdisciplinary mentoring
Chapter 6. Building a mentoring program
Chapter 7. The I-Mentoring program: how to establish one
Chapter 8: In closing: mentoring and synchronicity
Appendix. The kaleidoscope effect