Mentoring the Next Generation of Health Disparities Researchers

To hear about the program from the perspective of a mentee, mentor, and faculty member, please view the following video segments:

Meet Shani, Luciane, and Tawara:
  • Shani Scott (Segment 1): In this video segment, Shani Scott, a research intern and mentee for the SOAR-MHHD Research Internship Program, shares her career aspirations, why she is interested in a career in minority health and health disparities, why she was interested in the SOAR-MHHD internship, what she thought about the program format.
  • Luciane Cavalli (Segment 1): In this video segment, Dr. Luciane Cavalli, a mentor for the SOAR-MHHD Research Internship Program, describes her research, speaks about her interest in minority health and health disparities research, and shares why she thinks it's important for students from underrepresented backgrounds to get involved in minority health and health disparities research.
  • Luciane Cavalli (Segment 2): Dr. Luciane Cavalli shares why she was interested in mentoring an intern and talks about her personal approach to mentoring.
  • Tawara Goode (Segment 1): In this video segment, Tawara Goode, a mentor and faculty member for the SOAR-MHHD Research Internship Program, describes her work and interest in minority health and health disparities research, shares why she was interested in mentoring an intern, talks about her personal approach to mentoring, and speaks about the mentor/mentee relationship.
Learn from outstanding faculty and your peers:
  • Shani Scott (Segment 2): Shani Scott talks about what she learned from the faculty and her peers.
  • Tawara Goode (Segment 3): Tawara Goode describes why she was interested in teaching a didactic session, shares some highlights from her session on the role of cultural and linguistic competence in addressing health disparities, speaks about some major takeaways for the interns, and talks about what they may have gained from her didactic session.
Get a sneak peek into the mentored research experience:
  • Shani Scott (Segment 3): Shani Scott describes her mentored research experience and what a typical day in lab might look like.
  • Luciane Cavalli (Segment 3): Dr. Luciane Cavalli describes her intern’s mentored research project, speaks about the mentor/mentee relationship, shares what a typical day in the lab might look like, and talks about the positive impact the internship will hopefully have on her career path.
  • Luciane Cavalli (Segment 4): Dr. Luciane Cavalli shares her thoughts on the format of the program and encourages other faculty to mentor future interns
  • Tawara Goode (Segment 2): Tawara Goode describes her intern’s mentored research project, shares some interesting findings from his work, talks about a typical day in the office, and speaks on the positive impact the internship will hopefully have on his career path.
  • Tawara Goode (Segment 4): Tawara Goode talks about how she enjoys mentoring and teaching and encourages other faculty to mentor and teach future interns.
See how the program can help influence your career trajectory:
  • Shani Scott (Segment 4): Shani Scott shares what she gained from the research experience and her favorite part of the program.
  • Shani Scott (Segment 5): Shani Scott tells us how participation in the program has positively affected her career path and encourages other students to apply to the program.  

Contact Lan T. Le at ltl5@georgetown.edu with any questions about the program.