Jingshing Wu, MD
Jingshing Wu is a physician-scientist and fellow in Neonatology at UCSF. She conducts research on developmental biology and congenital heart disease with a focus on the interface between cell biology and genetics. In addition to research, she has a long-standing interest in supporting diversity and mentorship.
Her journey thus far as a physician-scientist would be impossible without the fantastic mentorship and guidance that she has had, but she also realizes that this privilege is not easily accessed or universally available. Consequently, her vision is to focus on expanding SPR’s ability to support residents and fellows through dedication to outreach and mentorship through the following:
1) Promote diversity by recruiting trainees who have lacked the resources to previously consider participation in research and to help them identify opportunities for engagement within their academic community.
2) Boost active participation within our mentorship program and increase networking opportunities between trainees/junior faculty from different institutions.
3) Expand career training resources such as exploration of different career pathways and media/social media training on how to better engage in public scholarship and communication to prepare us for appropriate dissemination of our research work.
4) Increase leadership opportunities within the section so that we may incorporate a variety of backgrounds/experiences to identify and develop ways of supporting the greater SPR Junior Section and to increase advocacy efforts to raise research support.