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Networks of trainees: examining the effects of attending an interdisciplinary research training camp on the careers of new obesity scholars

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, October 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 260)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

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Title
Networks of trainees: examining the effects of attending an interdisciplinary research training camp on the careers of new obesity scholars
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, October 2014
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s68555
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Authors

Godley J, Glenn NM, Sharma AM, Spence JC

Abstract

Students training in obesity research, prevention, and management face the challenge of developing expertise in their chosen academic field while at the same time recognizing that obesity is a complex issue that requires a multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach. In appreciation of this challenge, the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) has run an interdisciplinary summer training camp for graduate students, new career researchers, and clinicians for the past 8 years. This paper evaluates the effects of attending this training camp on trainees' early careers. We use social network analysis to examine the professional connections developed among trainee Canadian obesity researchers who attended this camp over its first 5 years of operation (2006-2010). We examine four relationships (knowing, contacting, and meeting each other, and working together) among previous trainees. We assess the presence and diversity of these relationships among trainees across different years and disciplines and find that interdisciplinary contact and working relationships established at the training camp have been maintained over time. In addition, we evaluate the qualitative data on trainees' career trajectories and their assessments of the impact that the camp had on their careers. Many trainees report that camp attendance had a positive impact on their career development, particularly in terms of establishing contacts and professional relationships. Both the quantitative and the qualitative results demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary training and relationships for career development in the health sciences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Master 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Other 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 5 23%
Unspecified 5 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Psychology 2 9%
Other 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2014.
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#1,233,552
of 11,344,222 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#27
of 260 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,970
of 210,375 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#2
of 3 outputs
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