NHSN Mentoring Programs



Above: The Early Stage Career Mentoring group meet at the 2012 NHSN Conference.

The NHSN is dedicated to building networking and mentoring opportunities for early career members to develop a successful career in science. Awardees from the following initiatives are encouraged to participate in the annual NHSN Conference and present their work.

NHSN Early Career Leadership Committee (ECLC)

The ECLC provides valuable resources that not only help early career members with career development but also provide opportunities to meet the challenge of becoming independent and successful researchers. In additional to many other outreach initiatives, the ECLC offers awards to fund pilot projects, and a mentoring conference call program which gives early career members an opportunity to receive mentoring and feedback from senior members of the NHSN. For more information, please contact ECLC Chairs, Dr. Danielle Levitt (danielle.levitt@ttu.edu) and Dr. Alejandra Fernandez (alejandra.fernandez@uth.tmc.edu) .

Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI)

Established in 2001, the IRTI has flourished to promote the career development of pre-doctoral, postdoctoral and early career clinically-focused scientists interested in conducting research. The focus of this interdisciplinary training program is to offer a continuous support infrastructure for participants to conduct, present, publish and acquire funding. A core activity of the IRTI is the Summer Program, with the overarching theme of translating research into practice. For more information on the IRTI, please e-mail Erika Guerrero-Smith at erikague@usc.edu.