The research mentoring program was established in 2006 to prepare junior investigators to lead funded translational research programs. The educational scholars 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. For questions on Rush mentoring programs, please contact Giselle Sandi, PhD, director of mentoring programs.
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.
Clinical: outcomes, behavioral interventions, decision making, communication and patient safety
Population: community-based participatory research, provider-based research networks
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.
Clinical Track Meetings: These meetings function as in-house study sections and are valuable to mentees as they develop their specific aims, revise their grant applications and flesh-out ideas for applications. The clinical track meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in 607 Kidston.
Lab Track Meetings: All are welcome to attend our monthly lab track research meetings. Mentees need not be specializing in GI or immunology or have labs. These meetings serve as in-house study sections where investigators take turns presenting their specific aims or summary statements and the group provides constructive criticism. Come and observe if you're interested or email email@example.com to inform the office of date you'd like to discuss your research. The lab track meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in 402 Cohn.