Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Spring 2018

SBM’s Pilot Mentoring Program: Sponsored by Spirituality and Health, Health Equity, and Violence and Trauma  

Charlene Niemi PhD, RN, PHN, Violence and Trauma SIG; Robert Newton, PhD Health Equity SIG chair; Karen Yeary, PhD, Spirituality and Health SIG chair

Three of SBMs Special Interest Groups (SIGS) have joined forces to create a one-on-one mentoring program for SBM members whereby junior members have the opportunity to collaborate with senior members over a 1-year timespan to build their professional skills, networks, and products.

For the inaugural year, three mentor-mentee partnerships were chosen through a competitive process to undergo the 12-month mentoring program. Each pair will develop Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound (SMART) goals to be accomplished over the year, which may include but are not limited to, grant submissions, submitted manuscripts, networking opportunities, or professional guidance. Mentor-mentee pairs will present the results of their partnership at the 2019 SBM annual meeting.

Mentors are senior investigators from Health Equity, VT, or Spirituality and Health SIG (including fellows, advanced associate or full professors)

Mentees are current members from Health Equity, Violence and Trauma, or Spirituality and Health SIG at the time of application.

Depending on the success of the pilot year, the mentoring program may grow to include other SIGs.

If you have any questions or comments please email Dr. Charlene Niemi at Charlene.niemi@csuci.edu.