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Volume 55     Number 1    July 2017      Editor: Tara Behrend

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SIOP 2017 Science Funding Speed Mentoring Event Recap

Christopher D. Nye and Thomas Schoenfelder

The SIOP Scientific Affairs Committee is excited to report that the 4th Annual Science Funding Speed Mentoring event held on Friday, April 28 at SIOP 2017 in Orlando, FL was quite a success! With the help of eight generous and wonderful mentors (another huge thanks to Lillian Eby, Shawn Burke, Greg Ruark, Reeshad Dalal, Daisy Chang, Sallie Weaver, and Louis Tay), we were able to improve the science funding knowledge and interests of 27 motivated and enthusiastic SIOP members! Program evaluation results revealed that every single participant rated the event as very useful and was likely to recommend this event to others in the future. As in previous years, the event was also rated as “good” or “very good” by every attendee, and attendees expressed interest in participating again in the future. Some of the remarks made by our protégés:

  • Thank you!
  • I liked that we were able to talk to multiple mentors with diverse experience.
  • The mentors this time were great.
  • The mentors were really prepared and well-versed in the subject.
  • Please do again next SIOP.

We also received many great suggestions for how to improve the session in the future, and we look forward to providing this service for our membership again in 2018!

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