Mitchell: overcoming hurdles in health disparities research

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Earlier this month Dr. Nia Mitchell, GIM Assistant Professor, gave a presentation to members at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Obesity Health Disparities (OHD PRIDE) group. Their program is designed to Increase diversity among individuals engaged in health-related research.

During her presentation, Mitchell discussed possible hurdles researchers may come across throughout their career and ways to overcome them. 

Hurdle 1: Fear of failure
Hurdle 2: Letting failure define you
Hurdle 3: Comparing yourself to others

Her advice?

  • Don't compare yourself to someone else’s CV, it does not tell the whole story
  • Do not let failure keep you down, it is part of the process
  • Perseverance pays off 

Read more about Dr. Mitchell in this faculty spotlight