Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Informatics, and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University, USA.
Jeanne-Marie Guise MD, PhD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, and Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. She is a practicing OB/GYN with additional training in evidence-based medicine, medical ethics, public health, informatics, and team training. She leads large interprofessional research studies aimed to improve the health and safety of women and children and programs aimed at promoting interprofessional education, improving clinical quality and advancing scientific discovery.
Together with Professor Regensteiner, Professor Guise spoke about “Fostering Interdisciplinary Careers” with a focus on presenting best practices and pearls in mentoring interdisciplinary research careers that were shared by the 29 sites of the National BIRCWH program. This unique and innovative interdisciplinary initiative is led by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and is now serving as a model for interdisciplinary career development. BIRCWH programs provide a mentored environment for junior faculty to develop into successful independent clinical and non-clinical scientific leaders who conduct women’s health research and/or sex and gender difference research. Professors Reensteiner and Guise also spoke about the factors associated with success, which include measures ensuring sufficient protected time for regular mentoring; mentors promoting the research independence of the scholar; a team mentoring approach, including career as well as content mentors; and explicit and clear expectations outlined between the scholar and mentor.