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We would like to thank Dr. Amanda Satterthwaite and Dr. Lénie Torregrossa for their thoughtful comments and for sharing their experiences on a version of this manuscript. As young female scientists who have experienced and witnessed acts of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination, mentor support has been a key ingredient to keep us in academic research careers and to show the impact that we, too, can have in making the scientific community more hospitable for diverse future generations. We thank our mentors near and far that have supported and encouraged us and the amazing mentees that have inspired us to do and be better.
This work was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant KL2TR002245 to HBW. ABM-T has no funding to report.
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Moussa-Tooks, A.B., Ward, H.B. Practical recommendations to improve retention of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine: an early career perspective. Neuropsychopharmacol. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-023-01734-w