MDP Bibliography

Updated 1/10/12

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  1. Advice about how to write successful NIH applications. 2007 January 9; more grant tutorials
  2. General advice from AAAS about how to obtain research funding. 2007
  3. Information about types of NIH funding.
  4. Description of the NIH grant review and funding process.
  5. Information from the Foundation Center about applying for funding from foundations. 2007
  6. Aisenberg, N. and M. Harrington, Women of Academe: Outsiders in the Sacred Grove. 1988, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts.
  7. Baerlocher, M., Happy Doctors? Balancing professional and personal commitments. CMAJ, 2006. 174(13): p. 1831.
  8. Baerlocher & Detsky. Academic Mentoring - How to Give It and How to Get It. JAMA, May 16, 2007, Vol 297, No. 19

    Comment 1: I thought this article was OK, but off base on a couple of issues, esp. the issue of "separation". It assumes that the mentee will be working directly for the mentor on the mentor's projects and thus must separate. In this case, when the mentee is doing more or less the same research as the mentor, separation is critical to becoming independent. However, I think the best mentoring situation is when the mentee works on an issue tangential to what the mentor does. In fact, I think it is the job of the mentor to make sure that the mentee develops an area of research that is not exactly or even nearly the same as the mentor. When this happens, the mentor and mentee can continue to work together, the mentor can continue to provide advice for many years, and a collaboration that is satisfying and productive can develop.

    Comment 2: As long as they are willing to take their name off the former mentees papers (often done far too late and with apparent great reluctance).

    Comment 3: Ruth Greenblatt uses or coined a term in our CFAR mentoring program I've found helpful. She divides mentoring into "cis-" and "trans-" relationships where the latter are in a different area altogether and thus not in danger of the problems of "is this person my supervisor or mentor" to which I suspect Deborah is referring. It would seem to me ideal if the mentor is never on a paper with the mentee. But I realize that's a type of relationship that may be different than many we commonly see.

    Comment 4: I appreciated the comments to date on this article. What seems to be missing for me is the overall view of mentoring as a life long process with multiple mentors serially or in parallel meeting different needs over time. It is rare that one mentor has a life long "job" with the mentee. In addition, younger investigators and young clinicians also have a job in mentoring their "elders" especially as our work has become so technical. This bi-directional mentorship cannot only be productive but rewarding for all. Finally, I understand the need to differentiate as a young investigator from older more established scientists but research has become more collaborative and the "team" will often be the place of initial idea formation, creation of the project and the implementation with studies that are large, longitudinal and very complex. This article while well written appears to me to talk about the more "traditional" mentor model without addressing other models including peer mentoring, etc.

  9. Bauchner H. Mentoring clinical researchers. Arch. Dis. Child. 2002;87;82-84
  10. Berk, R.A., et al., Measuring the effectiveness of faculty mentoring relationships. Acad Med, 2005. 80(1): p. 66-71. Comment: This article contains a scale about evaluating mentors. I gave the link my mentees, Appendix B (the last page), with instructions to send it to my Dept Chair. It would have been better to ask them to send it to my Dept Human Resources Manager since he is the one to put it in my folder. We are still trying to work out a way to give me compiled feedback once there is a large enough bolus of mentees.
  11. Bickel, J. and A.J. Brown, Generation X: implications for faculty recruitment and development in academic health centers. Acad Med, 2005. 80(3): p. 205-10.
  12. Browner, Warren S. Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research; Williams & Wilkins ( 2006)
  13. Bussey-Jones, J., et al., Repaving the road to academic success: the IMeRGE approach to peer mentoring. Acad Med, 2006. 81(7): p. 674-9.
  14. Camp, R., M. Vielhaber, and J. Simonetti, Strategic Interviewing: How to hire good people 1st edition ed. 2001, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc. 144.
  15. Cho, C.S., Ramanan, R.A., Feldman, M.D. Defining the Ideal Qualities of Mentorship: A Qualitative Analysis of the Characteristics of Outstanding Mentors, AJM, Volume 124, Issue 5, 2011, p. 453-458.
  16. Cummings, S. and S. Hulley, Writing and Funding a Research Proposal, in Designing Clinical Research. 2006, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia. p. 301-316.
  17. Daley, S., D.L. Wingard, and V. Reznik, Improving the retention of underrepresented minority faculty in academic medicine. J Natl Med Assoc, 2006. 98(9): p. 1435-40.
  18. Davidoff, F., et al., Sponsorship, authorship, and accountability. Jama, 2001. 286(10): p. 1232-4.
  19. Day, Robert A. & Gastel, Barbara. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper: 6th Edition Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  20. Derish P, Eastwood S. A Clarity Clinic for Surgical Writing.; J Surg Res. 2007 Jul 25; PMID: 17655864.
  21. Derish, Pamela. Writing course by Senior Publications Manager in Dept of Surgery, several weeks in length, open to other UCSF depts. Email:
  22. Detsky, A.S. and M.O. Baerlocher, Academic mentoring--how to give it and how to get it. Jama, 2007. 297(19): p. 2134-6.
  23. Eastwood S, Derish PA, Berger MS. Biomedical publication for neurosurgery residents: a program and guide. Neurosurgery. 2000 Sep;47(3):739-48.
  24. Feldman, M., J. Christensen, and C. Warde, Part 1: Mentoring for Balance, in Society of General Internal Medicine. 2006. p. 1-2.
  25. Feldman, M. and M. Srinivasan, Special Theme Issue: Deconstructing Work-Life Balance, in Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. October 2006. p. 1-2.
  26. Feldman, M. D., Huang, L., Guglielmo, B. J., Jordan, R., Kahn, J., Creasman, J. M., Wiener-Kronish, J. P., Lee, K. A., Tehrani, A., Yaffe, K. and Brown, J. S. (2009), Training the Next Generation of Research Mentors: The University of California, San Francisco, Clinical & Translational Science Institute Mentor Development Program. Clinical and Translational Science, 2: 216–221. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2009.00120.x
  27. Feldman, M. D., Steinauer, J. E., Khalili, M., Huang, L., Kahn, J. S., Lee, K. A., Creasman, J. and Brown, J. S. (2012), A Mentor Development Program for Clinical Translational Science Faculty Leads to Sustained, Improved Confidence in Mentoring Skills. Clinical and Translational Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2012.00419.x
  28. Gill, T.M., et al., Getting funded. Career development awards for aspiring clinical investigators. J Gen Intern Med, 2004. 19(5 Pt 1): p. 472-8.
  29. Goldman, L., Modernizing the paths to certification in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Am J Med, 2004. 117(2): p. 133-6.
  30. Handelsman, J., et al., Education. Scientific teaching. Science, 2004. 304(5670): p. 521-2.
  31. Iles, Robert L.& Volkland, Debra Guidebook to Better Medical Writing
  32. Inclan, J., Thoughts on the context of mentoring, in Am Family Therapy Academy Newsletter. 1993. p. 9-11.
  33. Inouye, S.K. and D.A. Fiellin, An evidence-based guide to writing grant proposals for clinical research. Ann Intern Med, 2005. 142(4): p. 274-82.
  34. Johnson, Mallory O. PhD; Subak, Leslee L. MD; Brown, Jeanette S. MD; Lee, Kathryn A. RN, PhD; Feldman, Mitchell D. MD, M Phil. An Innovative Program to Train Health Sciences Researchers to Be Effective Clinical and Translational Research Mentors. Academic Medicine. Issue: Volume 85(3), March 2010, pp 484-489.
  35. Kosoko-Lasaki, O., R.E. Sonnino, and M.L. Voytko, Mentoring for women and underrepresented minority faculty and students: experience at two institutions of higher education. J Natl Med Assoc, 2006. 98(9): p. 1449-59.
  36. Lang TA, Secic M. How to Report Statistics in Medicine, second edition. 367 pages. Philadelphia: ACP; 2006. Highly recommended for even experienced authors.
  37. Lee, A., C. Dennis, and P. Campbell, Nature's guide for mentors. Nature, 2007. 447(7146): p. 791-7.
  38. Luckhaupt, S.E., et al., Mentorship in academic general internal medicine. Results of a survey of mentors. J Gen Intern Med, 2005. 20(11): p. 1014-8.
  39. Ludmerer, K.M. and M.M. Johns, Reforming graduate medical education. Jama, 2005. 294(9): p. 1083-7.
  40. Matthews, Janice R., Bowen, John M., Matthews, Robert W. Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-By-step Guide for Biomedical Scientists
  41. Murillo, H., et al., Meeting the challenges facing clinical research: solutions proposed by leaders of medical specialty and clinical research societies. Acad Med, 2006. 81(2): p. 107-12.
  42. O'Connor, M. Writing successfully in science. (London Harper Collins Academic, 1991; 1999 edition published by E & FN Spon (London), US edition published by Routledge)
  43. Pellegrini, C.A., A.L. Warshaw, and H.T. Debas, Residency training in surgery in the 21st century: a new paradigm. Surgery, 2004. 136(5): p. 953-65.
  44. Pfund, C., et al., Professional skills. The merits of training mentors. Science, 2006. 311(5760): p. 473-4.
  45. Podmoroff, D., How to Hire, Train & Keep the Best Employees for Your Small Business Bk&CD-Rom edition (June 2004) ed. 2005, Florida: Atlantic Publishing Company (FL). 284.
  46. Pololi, L. and S. Knight, Mentoring faculty in academic medicine. A new paradigm? J Gen Intern Med, 2005. 20(9): p. 866-70.
  47. Sambunjak, D., S.E. Straus, and A. Marusic, Mentoring in academic medicine: a systematic review. Jama, 2006. 296(9): p. 1103-15.
  48. Staveley-O'Carroll, K., et al., Developing the young academic surgeon. J Surg Res, 2005. 128(2): p. 238-42.
  49. Straus, Sharon E. MD; Johnson, Mallory O. PhD; Marquez, Christine; Feldman, Mitchell D. MD, Characteristics of Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships: A Qualitative Study Across Two Academic Health Centers. Academic Medicine, 2013. 88( 1): p. 82–89.
  50. Suchman, A. and G. Ramamurthy, Physician well-being, in Behavioral Medicine: A Primary Care Handbook., M. Feldman and J. Christensen, Editors. 1997, Appleton Lange: Norwalk, CT. p. 52-56.
  51. Sung, N.S., et al., Central challenges facing the national clinical research enterprise. Jama, 2003. 289(10): p. 1278-87.
  52. Taylor, Robert B. Clinician's Guide to Medical Writing.
  53. Waldman, J.D., et al., The shocking cost of turnover in health care. Health Care Manage Rev, 2004. 29(1): p. 2-7.
  54. Wolf, M., Clinical research career development: the individual perspective. Acad Med, 2002. 77(11): p. 1084-8.
  55. Zachary, L., The mentor's guide: Facilitating effective learning relationships. 2000, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
  56. Zeiger, Mimi: Writing course in CVRI, sometimes open to other departments. Email:
  57. Zeiger, Mimi. Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, (2nd edition), August 1999, McGraw-Hill Publishers.

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