The major objective of the Mentoring Core is to provide an array of services to promote the research and career development of junior faculty, including postdoctoral associates, and students, both undergraduate and graduate.
Faculty Mentoring and Services
KY INBRE-mediated Faculty Mentoring is supplemental to the collaborative processes already in place between faculty and their existing discipline-specific mentors. The KY INBRE-process is structured to facilitate the development of federally competitive biomedical research programs with the aid of a set of best practices. These best practices are designed to complement the financial support provided through our research funding activities (see Research Support). The over-riding goal is to develop independent investigators who can provide superior research experiences for undergraduate students. The main aim of this core is to provide support and training to help junior investigators establish high quality pilot data as required to compete successfully for NIH funding.
Student Mentoring and Services
KY INBRE offers opportunities for experience in biomedical research to interested undergraduate students through several mentored research programs.