Successful academics, entrepreneurs, creatives, and others often have one thing in common: a mentor who helped them achieve.
To honor the importance of that role-and to recognize the considerable amount of time, effort, and skill required to be effective in it-Johns Hopkins University in 2016 established the Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring.
The Office of the Provost is now seeking 2018 nominations of faculty members who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to mentoring early career and midcareer colleagues.
The Johns Hopkins Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring includes a $5,000 honorarium and recognizes the full range of mentorship in the areas of academic support and career development. Nominations from faculty members, including self-nominations, will be accepted beginning Thursday, March 1. Required materials must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.
Specifics of the materials required for each nomination are available on the Faculty Affairs website.
In 2017, awards were given to three faculty members: Henry Brem, director of the Department of Neurosurgery and a professor of ophthalmology, oncology, and biomedical engineering at the School of Medicine; Carl Latkin, vice chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Cynthia Rand, director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center and a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the School of Medicine.
The award is one element of ongoing efforts to support a diverse faculty outlined in the JHU Roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion.
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