Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Different mentored paths to independence

How do we create different mentored paths to independence (i.e., adaptable to different rates of maturity)?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

High feasibility but may require pilot projects, marketing and dissemination. Challenges: • Establishing a model system in which at the end of their K, they can apply for a small R-equivalent to bring independent scientist to an investigative team that has their own NIH grant with the promise of mentorship to create a longer path for those who want it (late bloomers may get lost if required for the fast track)

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : NHLBI Staff

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Increase participation in HLBS scientific disciplines

What strategies should NHLBI use to pursue students at the K-12 level of their education and also to encourage their scientific interests through the undergraduate and graduate levels?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

An inspired healthcare related workforce will bring novel ideas and innovations to heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) related fields of science.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

It is definitely feasible to develop or modify programs that will incentivize both students and teachers

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Increasing the pool of senior mentors

What is the best way for the mentoring effort of senior investigators to be encouraged, enhanced, and supported to develop early career investigators?

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Increasing the pool of and enhancing the skills of diverse senior mentors is critical to the development of young investigators in appropriate scientific disciplines. This would promote the development of strategies to improve the quality and number of available mentors and promote an approach to mentoring that includes science, career development and research management.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

The development of the next generation of talented new investigators who are committed to conducting research related to the mission of NHLBI can be accomplished through mechanisms that provide protected time and resources to senior investigators.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : NHLBI Staff

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What should mentors report?

There is a need to establish markers that are predictive of future trainee success.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Instructions to Mentors for K Awards and Sponsors for F awards for reporting on the progress of their trainees in RPPR non-competitive renewal applications are very general. Developing more specific criteria and rankings should better predict future stars. Having more explicit training criteria throughout the life of a program could improve the overall quality of the mentoring and the training within the program.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Five to ten years is sufficient time to track a representative sample of programs to develop criteria to be tested.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : NHLBI Staff

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Encouraging Junior Scientists to be Mentors in T-32 Programs

To ensure continuity of mentorship across generations, should we create incentives to encourage participation of younger, junior faculty in the leadership of our T32 programs?

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator)

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

To ensure continuity of mentorship across generations, teach junior investigators an important skill, alleviate the mentoring workload of more senior investigators.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Various types of incentive can be offered to junior investigators, some of them would need to be negotiated with the institutions.

Mentoring is an important part of a scientist life and is a skill that is learned by observation and practice. Good mentoring is essential for a successful career of any investigator. Encouraging young investigators to start mentoring from the early phases of their career will improve their skills and create a cadre of very competent future mentors.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : NHLBI Staff

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