Mentoring among faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine is a crucial element in sustaining a vital faculty community, promoting faculty development and increasing faculty retention. The creation of two annual “Excellence in Faculty Mentoring” awards at IU School of Medicine underscores the commitment to endorse mentoring within our faculty. The purpose is to recognize the outstanding mentoring efforts of one clinical and one basic science faculty member each year who actively mentor other faculty members and learners. These prestigious awards acknowledge the time sacrifice and dedication faculty mentors devote to foster the career development and academic success of colleagues and learners in the areas of research, education, service and clinical practice. These awards allow the IU School of Medicine to honor and celebrate the valuable efforts of faculty mentors who embody the spirit of mentoring.
2019 Basic Science Awardee
Todd C. Skaar, PhD
The 2019 Basic Science Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award recipient is Todd C. Skaar, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics.
2019 Clinical Awardee
Aaron E. Carroll, MD
The 2019 Clinical Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award recipient is Aaron E. Carroll, MD, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, Bicentennial Professor, Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research Director, Vice Chair for Health Outcomes Research Faculty Development, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research Director and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring.
Two recipients per year will be selected: one clinical faculty and one basic science faculty.
Each award recipient will be honored with a monetary award and enter the “Society of Faculty Mentors.” All finalists will be highlighted on the “Mentoring Spotlight” page of the FAPDD website.
Criteria for Award:
The awards are designed to honor faculty mentors in the IU School of Medicine community who exemplify truly extraordinary selflessness as they support and contribute to the career development and advancement of other faculty members and learners (students, residents, fellows, and postdocs). Faculty mentors selected for this award must demonstrate a continued commitment to fostering the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional development of their mentees. Candidates are assessed on their extent, quality, and effectiveness in mentoring.
Individual faculty mentoring awards will be given to two faculty members (one clinical and one basic scientist) who consistently demonstrate five or more of the following:
- Offer sound counsel and valuable information to their mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee’s own path to academic and professional success.
- Generously share their valuable time to be accessible to their mentees.
- Impart guidance and expertise in encouraging and critiquing the mentee’s research, teaching, and/or scholarly works.
- Involve peers and mentees in publications, grants, and conferences, as well as readily share knowledge of such opportunities.
- Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals.
- Promote and make others aware of the contributions and value of their mentees.
- Serve as role models for their colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence with their own discipline and the greater institution.
- Display evidence of mentees completing their defined projects (e.g., grants, publications, promotional goals).
- Are recognized scholars with demonstrated success in their own area of expertise.
- Help to create a vital faculty and engaged academic community at IU School of Medicine.
Eligibility for Nomination:
Any full or part-time faculty member in the IU School of Medicine is eligible for nomination for one of the two faculty mentoring awards. Any faculty member or learner (student, resident, fellow, or postdoc) can submit a nomination. In most cases an individual faculty or learner would nominate their current or previous mentor; however, fellow faculty members who admire the mentoring efforts of their colleagues may drive the nomination process and solicit letters from the candidate’s mentees. An award may be conferred only once to a faculty mentor, however, a nomination will remain active for a three (3) year period. Candidates will be permitted to update their nomination materials but are not required to do so. While not required, it is recommended that candidates update their nomination materials.
Nomination Packet and Procedures:
There will be an open call for nominations in INScope, electronic list serves, and via the FAPDD website. Nominations should be submitted to Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity by mail or email at email@example.com.
The nomination packet must include:
- No more than a two (2) page typed nomination letter for the candidate must be submitted and should include the following:
- Indicate whether the nomination is for the clinical or basic scientist mentor award.
- Provide a testimonial of how the candidate has mentored and shaped the careers of his/her mentees in terms of specific behaviors, interactions, accomplishments and their related significance.
- Review the criteria above as a guide.
- Request two to three (2-3) letters of support: at least one from a former or current mentee and one from the candidate’s chair, director, or professional colleague(s). The letters should provide examples of how the candidate has excelled at mentoring and the impact his/her mentoring efforts have had on the career development and success of other faculty.
- Include a copy of the CV for the mentee(s) submitting a letter of nomination or support. Please specifically identify which items were influenced by the mentoring efforts of the candidate.
- Include a copy of the candidate’s CV (or NIH bio sketch).
- Photo of the candidate in jpg format which will be added to the “Mentoring Spotlight” webpage.
Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Mentoring Sub-Committee of the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee members.
Nominations are due by June 1, 2019.
Award winners will be announced at the 2019 Fall Faculty Meeting.
|2018 Basic Science||Claire E. Walczak, PhD, Assistant Director of Research, Medical Sciences Program, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medical Sciences Program|
|2018 Clinical||Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, BS, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Service Line Leader, Hematology and Oncology|
|2017 Basic Science||Stanley M. Spinola, M.D., Chair and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology|
|2017 Clinical||Daniel E. Rusyniak, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine|
|2016 Basic Science||Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D., Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology|
|2016 Clinical||Julie L. Welch, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine|
|2015 Basic Science||Raghu G. Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Diabetes Research Center, Eli Lilly and Company Professor of Pediatric Diabetes, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine|
|2015 Clinical||Paul R. Helft, M.D., Professor of Medicine|
|2014 Basic Science||David B. Burr, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI, Distinguished Professor, Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery|
|2014 Clinical||Mary R. Ciccarelli, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Professor of Clinical Medicine|
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