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I'll get the conversation started with a general question. The adage is, "Pick the mentor, not the research". In your opinion, is this true as it relates to selecting a thesis mentor? Said in another way, what is more important for the future success of a student, a high impact publication during their PhD training or having a mentor who focuses on the student's professional development (assuming, for the sake of discussion, that these two things are mutually exclusive).