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Current and recently concluded mentoring-related research projects and contracts conducted by core CIMR faculty


CIMR Faculty Mentoring Projects

Oregon Mentoring Support Network: Mentoring for Early-Career Researchers in the Health Sciences, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Morris,Cynthia; Keller, Thomas; Collier, Peter

This is an intervention and research project to examine mentoring challenges and strategies for mentees with career development awards.


Students Mentoring Students, PSU Cradle to Career Initiative
Collier, Peter; Keller, Thomas

This is a project to develop a course and curriculum materials for training program coordinators and college student mentors engaged in peer mentoring in postsecondary educational settings.


Students First: Improving First-Generation Student Retention in Higher Education, Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education
Collier, Peter

This is an intervention and evaluation project to improve low-income, first-generation student performance and persistence through the Students First Mentoring Program.


Improving First-Generation, Low-Income Student Retention in Higher Education: Examining the Persistence of Role-Mastery based Advising and Telementoring Intervention Effects, National Academic Advising Association
Collier, Peter

This is a qualitative follow-up study of a cohort of students from the Students First Mentoring Program to determine if positive effects of mentoring persist beyond the students' participation year.


Friends of the Children Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial, National Institute of Child Health and Development
Eddy, Mark

This study is a randomized controlled trial of the nationally recognized Friends of the Children program that provides twelve years of paid mentoring for extremely high-risk children.


Development and Influence of Mentor-Child Relationships, National Institute of Mental Health
Keller, Thomas

This exploratory study uses observational methods to understand the interpersonal dynamics of effective mentoring in school settings.


Hispanic Student Mentoring Intervention and Research, Children’s Investment Fund
Padin, José

This is a school-based project to support the educational attainment of Latino youth using a tiered mentoring model.


My Life: Self-Determination and Transition Outcomes for At-Risk Youth in Foster Care, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Powers, Laurie; Geenen, Sarah

This is an experimental evaluation of an intervention that employs one-to-one coaching/mentoring to promote the self-determination skills of youth transitioning from the foster care system.


Project Success: Improving the Educational Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care through Enhanced Self-Determination, Institute on Educational Sciences
Powers, Laurie; Geenen, Sarah

This study is an evaluation of a program providing instruction and individualized coaching/mentoring for youth on achieving academic goals and pursuing coordinated educational planning.


Peer Expertise Network Project, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Powers, Laurie

This project examines the use of peer advising to promote the career development of healthcare workers.


STEM Peer Mentor Project, National Science Foundation

Powers, Laurie; Sowers, Jo-Ann; Keller, Thomas

This project is a randomized controlled trial of a program in which mentors support students with disabilities in the exploration of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Building an E-Mentoring Career Network for Youth with Disabilities, US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
Sowers, Jo-Ann

The primary goal of the project is to determine the impact of career-focused E-Mentoring on the career aspirations of youth and young adults with disabilities.