The JBC Mentorship Program is patterned on AMIGO and CARMA, and directed by AMIGO’s co-founder Dr. Nigrovic and CARMA’s co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Sparks. The JBC Mentorship Program provides interested JBC Young Investigators with more senior mentors outside their research groups and/or administrative hierarchy. Each interested JBC Young Investigator completes a JBC Mentee Application and is matched with a more senior mentor with appropriate expertise.
JBC Mentoring Program Steering Committee
Led by Dr. Nigrovic and Dr. Sparks, and including Dr. Karlson and 3 additional JBC members selected for depth and diversity of experience, this group matches mentees and mentors in recruitment cycles that occur every 6 months. Matches will be based on career direction (bench vs. clinical research) rather than research topic, informed by acquaintance with the participants as enabled by the small size of the JBC.
Dyads are revised as necessary should the pairing prove unsatisfactory or dissolve through departure of one of the participants. Matches last for 2 years, after which a re-match can occur.
As in AMIGO and CARMA, JBC mentees will bear primarily responsibility for establishing and maintaining contact with mentors, including arranging dedicated mentoring meetings 2-3 times a year.
Mentees should arrange an exchange of CVs with the mentor, and prepare properly by reviewing the mentee toolkit, including an introduction to mentoring, a background article, and a to-do checklist.