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Support & Mentorship

Clinician investigators offer critical perspectives that benefit a range of clinical and translational research including the study of basic mechanisms of disease, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, population and outcomes medicine, and health policy and health services. It remains important to structure additional research training opportunities and commit to research careers.

GW Faculty Affairs provides numerous resources for faculty development, advancement, annual reports, and appointment, promotion and tenure policies. Your GWID ID is your passport to many online resources, retrieve your GWID.

Mentorship has been shown to be essential for junior investigators to achieve research success, and increases the odds of earning subsequent NIH funding.

  • Strong research mentors have active programs, research funding, recent publications and an interest in fostering your programs. Your Chair, senior investigators and Research Workforce Development can help you build your team.
  • Explore our searchable faculty research database that profiles ~650 researchers, listing research interest, translational level, publications and contact information.
  • Mentors agree to provide timely feedback, attend program activities, and contribute to your development.
  • Links to best-practices in mentoring:
  • Formal faculty mentoring committees often include three faculty, with one outside the home department and a member of the departmental APT, who agree to meet twice a year to review progress with research group management, research advances, research funding, and other key areas before mid-tenure review
  • Mentors and faculty are encouraged to complete self-assessments and articulate goals. Some tools include including individual development plans, clinical research appraisal inventories, wellness and resilience plan, etc.
  • Individual Development Plan (MyIDP)