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The PROMISE Study is a multi-site collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University

The UNC PROMISE study (Peer group Research On Mentoring underrepresented Scientists) is one of only 11 sites nationally to have been funded by the NIH (NIH-U01-GM132374) to conduct rigorous controlled research to identify best practices for mentoring those racially/ethnically underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.


The PROMISE Study is still actively recruiting postdocs for an upcoming cohort in the research study and are now ALSO recruiting facilitators to lead the study’s peer group mentoring sessions.

The PROMISE Study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and designed to promote the success of underrepresented (UR) researchers in the biomedical workforce. Our study involves peer group mentoring with discussions facilitated by senior UR researchers, with the goal of enhancing scholarly output and academic advancement of URM postdocs and junior faculty.

We are actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows holding MD, PhD, MD/PhD or DO degrees​ from racially/ethnically underrepresented groups to participate, with peer group meetings ​anticipated to start in Summer 2021.

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PROMISE Study – Facilitator Flyer

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aadam Haque or PI Dr. Susan Girdler.