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Mentor of the Year

Fellows' Career Development

Mentor of the Year

Fellows' Career Development

Mentor of the Year winner with mentored fellows
Carmen Williams speaking

This award is presented by the NIEHS Trainees Assembly (NTA) and honors an NIEHS scientist who has made a major impact both scientifically and personally in the training of fellows and students.

  • A 'Mentor' could be a principal investigator, a staff scientist or another PhD employee at NIEHS who has contributed to your professional training.
  • Individuals may be nominated by fellows, peers, lab chiefs, or other employees who work regularly with the candidate (preferably not summer students who have had minimal time with mentor).
  • The NTA Steering Committee will choose the winner, with a subcommittee of members that will serve as a review panel, with ad hoc support from other fellows as needed to support the review process.

Directions to Apply

In order to nominate a mentor for the Trainees’ Mentor of the Year award please:

  1. Submit one nomination letter to that includes a brief supporting statement and a description of the nominee’s achievements as a mentor as well as a completed questionnaire (29KB).
  2. Specific examples and demonstrations of good mentoring characteristics will be very helpful.
  3. When appropriate please try to include the mentor’s willingness and ability to help trainees find a desired position after leaving the lab.
  4. Please include your contact information (email address and mailing address) as well as contact information for the mentor you are nominating.

Mentor of the Year Winners

Paul A. Wade, Ph.D.

2022 Winner: Dr. Paul Wade
NIEHS honors Fellow of the Year, Mentor of the Year

Past Winners

Janet Hall

2021 Winner: Dr. Janet Hall
High-caliber research at NIEHS takes center stage during Science Day

Douglas A. Bell, Ph.D.

2020 Winner: Dr. Douglas Bell
Virtual Science Day showcases trainee, mentor excellence

Robin Stanley, Ph.D.

2019 Winner: Dr. Robin Stanley

Other Mentor Award

Raja Jothi, Ph.D.

2016 Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award Winner: Dr. Raja Jothi

Samuel H. Wilson

2015 Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award Winner: Dr. Samuel Wilson

Allen J. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.

2015 Mentor of the Year by the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research: Dr. Allen Wilcox

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