Although mentoring is an important part of academic research, it is not common practice in many countries. In particular, many mentoring guidelines and strategies are tailored for high-income countries and lack appropriate approaches for mentoring in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
A special issue in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) on mentorship training and global health research features articles by Fogarty Fellow and Scholars and Fogarty consortia leadership. Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S., VIGH Assistant Director, is the co-author on two articles on the importance of mentoring in LMICs and mentorship training programs in LMICs.
- Strengthening Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health Research: An Overview
- Mentoring the Mentors: Implementation and Evaluation of Four Fogarty-Sponsored Mentoring Training Workshops in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
A full list of articles in the special issue may be found online ahead of the print publication, and pdf versions are available for download.
- Preface: Mentorship training is essential to advancing global health research
- Conceptual Framework of Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health
- Global Health Research Mentoring Competencies for Individuals and Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- The Evolution of Mentorship Capacity Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Case Studies From Peru, Kenya, India, and Mozambique
- Evaluating academic mentorship programs in low- and middle-income country institutions: proposed framework and metrics
- Mentorship and ethics in global health: fostering scientific integrity and responsible conduct of research
- Global health mentoring toolkits: A scoping review relevant for low- and middle-income country institutions