Cochrane US Mentoring Program Year 3

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We are so thrilled to announce and welcome our selected mentors and mentees for Year 3!
17 mentors from Cochrane and partners will join 28 mentees from 18 countries!

Please welcome our Y3 Mentees:

Abdirahman Moallim Ibrahim Somalia
Abraham Isaak USA
Amin Sharifan Iran
Annisa Nurul Pratiwi Sudarmadi Indonesia
Anthony Chinonso Uwandu-uzoma UK
Aram Halimi Iran
Ayush Halder India
Brigitta Beata Pradhaningtyas Indonesia
Claudia De Santis Italy
Dhruvi Bagaria India
Esra Mustafa Hamed Abdalla Saudi Arabia
Esteban Villegas Arbeláez Colombia
Gertrude Mphwanthe Malawi
Hebatullah Abdulazeem Germany
Jessica D'Urbano Italy
Julia Costa Brazil
Kaoutar ouabicha Morocco
Kehinde Ogundipe Belgium
liseth susana mena galviz Colombia
Maria Carolina Isaza Colombia
Martial Sonkoue Pianta Cameroon
Mauricio Medina Rodríguez Colombia
Maya Abdelwahab Egypt
Nelson Galvis Colombia
Noor Elfaki Saudi Arabia
Samiha Riaz Pakistan
Shankhaneel Ghosh India
Yohanes Aditya Adhi Satria Indonesia


And an additional warm and grateful welcome to our Year 3 Mentors:

Mentor Background
L Susan Wieland (USA) Director of Cochrane Compl. Med. & Professor at U Maryland (US)
Juan Franco (Germany) Family Doctor, Cochrane Board Member, and Editor in Chief of BMJ_EMB (germany)
Ana Beatriz Pizarro (Colombia) Cochrane Editorial Board Member, Registered Nurse, Systematic Reviewer Cochrane US Network
Patricia Heyn (USA) Expert in Global Ageing, Cochrane Colorado, professor at Univ. Marymount 
Karen Gibbs (USA) PhD, MSN/MPH, RN Instructor Evidence-Based Practice and Dissemination 
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology International
María Alejandra Barrios-Mercado (Colombia) MD - Clinical epidemiologist at Sapyens SAS BIC
Denise Thomson (USA) Director of Cochrane Climate Health, University of Alberta (Canada)
Julian Balanta (Colombia) DDS - PhD. Assistant Professor in the School of Dentistry Universidad del Valle 
Patricia Heyn (USA) Director of Evidence Synthesis AcademyHealth, Cochrane US Network (US)
Mario Delgado (Colombia)

MD, PhD - Ex Professor Pediatrics Epidemiology 
Cochrane-Colombia Affiliate Center Coordinator/ Cochrane Affiliate Unit 

Omolola Alade(Nigeria) Omolola Alade BDS (Ibadan), MIPH (Sydney), FWACS
Doctoral Student and TA - Global Health Program, McMaster University
Luis Ortiz (Chile) Director of the Cochrane Center at Pontificia Universidad - Chile.
Member of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care 
Jacqueline Alikhaani (USA) Cochrane Consumer
Nancy (USA) Cochrane Complementary Medicine, Cochrane US
Ala Elhalali (USA) PhD, MSc - Johns Hopkins Professor of Medicine. 
Shayesteh Jahanfar (USA) Professor of Public Health - Tufts University, Cochrane US
Paola Ancrenacci (Argentina) Nutrition and Liver Expert Consultant, Cochrane US, Cochrane Nutrition



Program Founder & Director: Tiffany Duque, Cochrane Senior Officer, Central Executive Team
Program Coordinator: Paola Andrenacci, Cochrane Hepato-Biliary & ExME

Read about our Y1 mentees in our Mentee Spotlight Series on Twitter @Cochrane_US

Year One (Y1) was a great success and we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of health science students and professionals who are excited about evidence synthesis.

Program Information
The mentoring program is a 12-month commitment and will include group and one-on-one mentoring, networking events, training, and the opportunity to work on or complete a project or product in collaboration with Cochrane researchers. Additional events and involvement within Cochrane will be offered.  The program is currently 100% virtual.
Meet our Y1 Mentees:

This program has as a main objective to serve minority, under-resourced, and/or historically discriminated against participants to contribute to Cochrane's goal of improving health equity through access and availability to trusted health evidence for all.  Anyone worldwide is welcome to apply; please expect to attend meetings, events, and trainings during US working hours.

Program Length
12 months; 4-8 hours per month


  1. Availability/flexibility during US working hours (approximately 8am – 6pm EST / New York) Find these times in your time zone
  2. Obligatory attendance at monthly meetings with your group and mentor (virtual)
  3. Sufficient English language skills to attend and participate in meetings and trainings (Spanish and other languages may be offered depending on mentor availability)
  4. Access to a computer and high-speed internet (the program is virtual)
  5. Able to commit to 12 months & time commitment 
  6. Flexibility, professionalism, and enthusiasm

Application Process CLOSED