Excellence in Mentoring Awards

The nomination submission period for 2018 Mentoring in Excellence Award is now closed.

The recipients will be announced here in 2018 Spring.

About the Awards

The Excellence in Mentoring Awards were established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration. Excellence in mentoring is recognized with the following Harvard Medical School awards:


William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

R. Rox Anderson, MD, Professor of Dermatology/Health Sciences and Technology, MGH/HST
Alan B. Retik, MD, Professor of Surgery, BCH
Larry J. Seidman, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, BIDMC

A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award

David F.M. Brown, MD, MGH Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine, MGH
David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, Associate Professor of Surgery, MGH
Teresa C. Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, MEEI
Susan M. Dymecki, MD, PhD, Professor of Genetics, HMS
Emily Oken, MD, MPH, Professor of Population Medicine, HMS
Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston VA/BWH
Julian L. Seifter, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, BWH

Young Mentor Award

Jason P. Block, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, HMS
Kip Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, MEEI
Benjamin Lê Cook, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, CHA
Ashwini Jambhekar, PhD, Instructor in Pediatrics, BCH
Soo-Woo Kim, DMD, DMSc, Instructor in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, HSDM
Ralph Mazitschek, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, MGH


In the News

Five BWH individuals were awarded 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School: Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH, of the Division of Preventive Medicine; Matthew Waldor, MD, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases; James Zuckerman, MD, of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology; Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics; and Francisco J. Quintana, PhD, of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at BWH.
Brigham and Women's Hospital News,  July 5, 2016

CHA Psychiatrist Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School - CHA Cambridge Health Alliance News, June 6, 2016

Honoring Mentors: HMS celebrates dedication to students, residents and trainees - HMS News, June 3, 2016

Nomination Guidelines

Click here for nomination guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for frequently asked questions about the Excellence in Mentoring Awards.

For more information, please contact:

Email: dicp_mentoringaward@hms.harvard.edu

Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH                                                      Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology                 Program Manager
Assistant Dean for Development and Diversity                     Career Development
Tel: 617-432-7212                                                                       Tel: 617-432-1083


Photos by Jeff Thiebauth unless otherwise noted.