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November 25, 2014

Need to Teach Drives Many Mentors

Sharing their successes and failures proves valuable as their students contemplate future careers.

Need to Teach Drives Many Mentors

Students working with strongly engaged mentors tend to be more efficient and productive in their research activities. [Alexander Raths/Fotolia]

Reasons for mentoring have often been expressed in altruistic terms, such as to “ensure future US competitiveness and innovation in biomedical research” (NIH, Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report , 2012) and “develop scientific talent in American youth” (Vannevar Bush, Science, the Endless Frontier , 1945)...

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