Mentorship is essential in the development of research scientists and plays a pivotal role in all aspects of the Bridge to the Doctorate Program. Mentors will be identified early and will provide support to scholars as they acquire knowledge, develop research skills, enhance communication skills and hone leadership skills. Mentor-Scholar Guidelines and Expectations have been written to provide guidance and structure to the strong mentoring component of the Bridge program.
As scholars progress through the Research Honors Track they will work alongside world-class research mentors from Winston-Salem State and Duke. Scholars will engage in the research process, have access to vast research resources, gain hands-on experience, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to advance their research proposals.
Meet the Mentors
In order to inspire interest in an array of possible areas of research, mentors will include biomedical and behavioral science researchers in nursing and related disciplines from Duke and WSSU. Mentors will provide:
- Guidance in academics
- Technical, ethical, and personal development
- Reinforcement of the research process
- Encouragement to succeed