The National Research Mentor Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide enhanced networking and mentorship experiences in support of the training and career development of individuals from groups identified by the NIH* as under-represented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science research careers. NRMN is intended to enable mentees across career stages to find effective mentors who will engage in productive, supportive and culturally responsive mentoring relationships.

NRMN was established through funding from a $31 million NIH grant to support the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program, which will develop new approaches to engage diverse researchers in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.

The overall goal of the NRMN is to establish a national network of mentors and mentees through a consortium of research-intensive and minority-serving institutions. Over five years, the M-CHE will share the $2.2 million awarded to UW by the NIH to establish the NRMN Mentor Training Core (MTC), one of five cores in the network.