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An open letter to past, current and future mentors of Black neuroscientists

We as Black trainees in neuroscience and co-founders of Black In Neuro wrote this open letter to thank the phenomenal mentors who came before us. We also aim to encourage and give advice to future mentors on how to effectively mentor the next generation of Black researchers.

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Black In Neuro: https://www.blackinneuro.com/

#BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackInNeuro: Black scientists, physicians are using hashtags to uplift: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/life/2020/08/04/blackinneuro-blackinchem-can-hashtags-help-black-scientists-build-community-spotlight-excellence/5541431002/

Society for Neuroscience, Report of Neuroscience Departments & Programs Survey (Academic Year 2016–2017): https://www.sfn.org/-/media/SfN/Documents/Survey-Reports/NDP-Final-Report.ashx?la=en

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Singleton, K.S., Tesfaye, R., Dominguez, E.N. et al. An open letter to past, current and future mentors of Black neuroscientists. Nat Rev Neurosci 22, 71–72 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-020-00421-9

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