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Mentorship of physician scientists: a critical imperative

Mentors are essential for sustaining the physician scientist workforce, but they cannot do it alone.

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Correspondence to J. Michelle Kahlenberg.

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J.M.K. has received grant support from Q32 Bio, Celgene/BMS and Janssen. J.M.K. has served on advisory boards for AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Myers Squibb, Avion Pharmaceuticals, Provention Bio, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Ventus Therapeutics and Boehringer Ingelheim.

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Kahlenberg, J.M. Mentorship of physician scientists: a critical imperative. Nat Immunol 22, 930–931 (2021).

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