Establishing and Maintaining a mentoring relationship
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Takeaways from today's episode: 

  • It is okay to be vulnerable and share your struggles.
  • Always set boundaries with each other. 
  • Don’t restrict yourself, you can find mentors for different things.
  • Be brave and direct and ask someone to be a mentor, the worst they can say is no.
  • Be sure to pay it forward


Mentoring health researchers globally by Cole et al.  

Global Health Mentoring Toolkits by Hansoti et al.


Guest information

Dr. Amel Ghouila is a bioinformatician coordinating a Data science for public health program in LMICs. She previously worked for the bioinformatics capacity building network H3ABionet. Amel is the Vice President for ASBCB and the founder of a non-profit dedicated to teaching young girls coding and entrepreneurship skills. 

Contact Amel @ AmelGhouila

Dr. Palwende BOUA is a Researcher in human genetics and nutrition at the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN), IRSS-DRCO, Burkina Faso. He has been working on  multi-disciplinary research projects using GWAS data in population genetics studies in nutrition-related disorders and cardiometabolic diseases in African populations. 

Contact Palwende @romyboua


Editing by Mariana Vaz,

Research: Emmanuela Oppong

Producers: Emmanuela Oppong (Producer), Alice Matimba (Senior Producer), Christine Boinett (Creator and Executive producer) and Isabela Malta (Producer).

Host: Alice Matimba

Media and Marketing: Catherine Holmes




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