Career Development Core

The Career Development Core aims to use a distance-learning approach to provide a mentoring program and a modular curriculum providing foundational knowledge in aging, disparities and cancer.

  1. Mentorship Curriculum: I-REACH will use the CIMER curriculum, an evidence-based mentorship program, including modules on retaining minorities in academic careers and addressing structural barriers and culturally aware mentoring. The curriculum includes things like addressing equity and inclusion, discussing mentoring philosophy and planning, enhancing work-life integration, promoting professional development and how to develop mentorship contracts. This training will be required for all Scholars and mentors and will be provided to all I-REACH faculty. 
  2. Modular Curriculum: This curriculum will integrate aging, disparities and cancer in a multi-level framework, highlighting the opportunities and awareness for research at the crossroads of aging, disparities and cancer.