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Welcome to the Rush mentoring programs website. The programs at Rush University Medical Center have two components: research and educational mentoring. The research mentoring program was established in 2006 to prepare junior investigators to lead funded translational research programs. The educational mentoring program was established in 2012 to support educators and educational scholars. Both programs are open to affiliates of Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Research Mentoring
  • Develop testable, health-related research questions
  • Develop novel and fundable methods to study complex biomedical and behavioral health problems
  • Work collaboratively on interdisciplinary research teams that include basic, clinical and community-based population scientists, as well as experts in biomedical informatics
  • Conduct funded, sustainable programs of translational research that will directly improve the health of the nation
  • Increase the likelihood that innovations will be implemented and improve the nation’s health by disseminating findings beyond the scientific community, which entails employing presentations and publications targeted to various audiences, including clinicians, researcher and consumers.
Program Tracks:
  • Clinical (outcomes, behavioral interventions, decision making, communication and patient safety)
  • Population (community-based participatory research, provider-based research networks)
  • Laboratory
  • Residents, fellows and all faculty members associated with either Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Have at least 20 percent protected research time from their departments
  • Agree to dedicate an additional 25 percent effort and work very closely with a senior mentor
***Entry into the program depends upon program leaders identifying an appropriate mentor match***
  • Include more than 70 senior faculty members with a wealth of research, teaching and clinical expertise from both Rush and Stroger.
Please register for the Research Mentoring Program here:
Educational Scholars Mentoring Program
  • Provide experienced and dedicated mentorship for educators and educational scholars
  • Offer a comprehensive range of resources designed to strengthen the educator's teaching portfolio and/or to support educational scholarship
Program Tracks:
  • Education (focused on teaching and learning)
  • Educational Scholars (focused on conducting educational research, publishing and acquiring funding)
  • Residents, fellows and trainees associated with either Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Must set and acheive annual goals
  • Faculty members with education and/or educational scholarship credentials and expertise
Program Resources (Both Programs):
  • Data Management
  • Statistical Support
  • Professional Grant Writing Seminars
  • Manuscript Editing
  • Graphic/Presentation Consulting
  • Workshops/Seminars (identifying funding sources, grantsmanship, writing skills, statistics and databases and career development)
To join the Educational Scholars Mentoring Program, please contact
Contact Information:
Giselle Sandi, PhD
Director, Mentoring Programs

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