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Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Award

The Provost and UC College of Medicine are looking to recognize two CoM faculty for the Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring Award. One awardee will be honored by the Provost and the other will be honored by the College of Medicine. One clinical and one basic science faculty member will be selected for the awards. Nominations and the review/selection of awardees will be managed through the College of Medicine.
Mentoring among faculty at UC College of Medicine is a crucial element in sustaining a vital faculty community, promoting faculty development and increasing faculty retention. The purpose of the Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Awards is to recognize the outstanding efforts by two faculty members for their mentorship of other faculty members. This award is designed to recognize faculty-to-faculty mentoring not faculty-to-student/trainees mentoring.
These prestigious awards acknowledge the time sacrifice and dedication faculty mentors devote to foster the career development and academic success of colleagues in the areas of research, education, service and/or clinical practice. Exceptional mentoring can include offering advice, feedback and guidance on research activities, coaching on work-life balance issues, providing professional opportunities for faculty mentees, and/or assisting in development of teaching skills.
Who May Nominate
  • A CoM faculty mentor may be nominated by previous or current faculty mentees, faculty colleagues, and/or their department chair/unit head.
  • Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Nominators must notify the nominee that they are being nominated.
  • Students and trainees are not eligible to nominate. 
  • Nominees should have served as a faculty mentor, in a formal or informal capacity, to several faculty over a continuous period and have had demonstrated success in the areas they provide faculty mentoring (e.g., research, teaching, clinical practice).
  • Full-time faculty members with an official CoM academic appointment are eligible to be nominated.
  • Emeritus and Volunteer faculty are not eligible for this award but may nominate others.
  • Unfortunately, faculty at CCHMC and the VA are not eligible to apply but may nominate others.  
  • Previous Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring Awardees (either VPR/Provost or CoM) are not eligible.
Nomination Package
Please include the following contents in the nomination package:
  • Coversheet (include nominee’s name, professional title, department, and contact information of those providing the nomination.)
  • One-page narrative that addresses the selection criteria and demonstrates documentary evidence. A bulleted format is preferred.
  • Optional Addendum- If more than one person is interested in nominating a candidate, please enclose a short statement (5-7 sentences) from each cosigner indicating how the nominee impacted them.
  • Nominee’s NIH biosketch.
Selection Criteria
  • A demonstrated commitment to fostering the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth of their faculty mentees so that they may function effectively and with measurable success at UC and at the national/international level.
  • Evidence of sustained commitment to a professional mentoring relationship that results in career growth or personal development of mentees.
  • An overall track record of mentoring and service to the faculty.
Nomination Deadline
Nominations should be submitted as one pdf by 5pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 via online form. No late nominations will be accepted.
For questions, please contact Brieanne Sheehan


Previous Awardees Include:

  • 2020 Provost/VPR awardee: Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 2021 CoM Basic Science Awardee: Laura Conforti, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • 2021 CoM Clinical Awardee: Carl J. Fichtenbaum, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
  • 2022 Provost/VPR awardee: Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • 2022 CoM Basic Science Awardee: Teresa M. Reyes, Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology
  • 2022 CoM Clinical Awardee: Timothy A. Pritts, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery 
  • 2023 Provost/VPR awardee: Litsa Kranias, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology
  • 2023 CoM Basic Science Awardee: Rhett A. Kovall, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
  • 2023 CoM Clinical Awardee: Jeff Schlaudecker, MD, MEd, Department of Family Medicine
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