The peer mentor groups are designed to help IHPI members identify and connect with other faculty around themes/topics of mutual interest. The groups aim to promote professional and personal networking opportunities, provide a forum to discuss career and professional development, and foster a community of support.
IHPI will pilot the following three Peer Mentor Groups during the 2020-2021 academic year:
- First R01 Development Peer Mentor Group: Designed for IHPI members who are in the process of developing their first R01 proposal. The goal of the group is to provide members with a venue to share peer feedback on the key elements of their proposal and to connect with other faculty who are developing an R01 proposal.
- Ph.D. Faculty Peer Mentor Group: Designed for IHPI Ph.D. faculty members across different schools who are interested in connecting with others around issues specific to PhD faculty. The intent of this group is to provide a forum for Ph.D. faculty to obtain peer support, guidance, and discuss issues related to career and personal development (e.g., promotion, work-life balance, research vs. teaching balance, networking). These issues may vary for Ph.D. faculty in medicine/clinical departments and other departments.
- Parents of Young Children Peer Mentor Group: Designed for IHPI members who have young children and are navigating how to maintain an academic/clinician-scientist career while parenting (including managing virtual schooling) in the context of the current pandemic.
Other groups may be added based on interest.
If you would like to join a group, have a suggestion for a peer mentor group topic, or have other questions, please contact Jason Wolfe.