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Between September 2011 and February 2013, the NCI implemented a pilot mentorship program with 6 mentee-mentor pairs as part of Research to Reality (R2R). This pilot has concluded and is currently being evaluated.  With the conclusion of this pilot, the mentees are no longer updating these posts with new monthly updates, but we encourage you to read through the mentee stories to learn more about each pair's project and engage in a discussion with the broader R2R community on these topics.

My R2R Mentorship Experience

With the R2R mentorship program coming to a close, this final story synthesizes my experiences resulting from the program. First, my mentorship experience has been great! Alton was, and thankfully still is, eager to work with me, and work on my behalf. From the start he made the experience... Read more from My R2R Mentorship Experience »

More Stories from our Mentor/Mentee Pairs

Coming Full Circle

As we begin to approach the end of our 18-month R2R experience, I have been busy pulling together... Read more from Coming Full Circle »

What happens next…?

Wow! I can’t believe that this will be my last story post with the Research to Reality Mentorship... Read more from What happens next…? »

Public Health is Evolving!

Reviewing my involvement in the R2R mentorship program, I can say with great certainty that my... Read more from Public Health is Evolving! »

Many thanks moving forward

We’re starting to come to the end of the formal mentorship program through NCI’s Research to... Read more from Many thanks moving forward »

About the R2R Mentorship Program

The purpose of the Program is to help build the capacity of cancer control practitioners to effectively navigate the complex, "real world" context in which evidence-based decision making occurs. Find out more. »