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Fund for Physician-Scientist Mentorship

The Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development is pleased to call for nominations for the Fund for Physician-Scientist Mentorship. The Fund for Physician-Scientist Mentorship will provide an annual award to honor those who have served as exemplary role models and mentors for physician-scientists at the Yale School of Medicine. Created in 2023, the fund will recognize, honor, and promote the activity of mentorship. The fund will honor those mentors who support early career physician-scientists and help to advance their career development. Exceptional mentorship benefits the mentee, the mentor, and the school contributing to the personal and professional development of future leaders in the field of medicine. All faculty at the level of Professor (MD, MD-PhD, DO and PhD) are eligible to be nominated for the Fund for Physician-Scientist Mentorship. The primary review criterion is a history of dedication to mentoring physician-scientists.

The winner of the award will be announced in early May, and they will be invited to speak about their experience in mentorship and science at the Janeway Society Retreat on May 9th. The awardee will receive funds to support mentorship activities associated with the training and teaching of the next generation of leaders in the field including support for visiting lecturers, career development forums, and mentoring activities.

Nominations will be reviewed by a senior faculty panel and will be accepted until March 15th, 2024. The panel will recommend a recipient who has a demonstrated history of excellence in mentoring the career development of physician-scientists. Nominations should be submitted to OPSSD and should include the following:

  • A copy of the nominee’s CV
  • A 1 page or shorter letter discussing the impactful mentorship activities of the nominee and how this individual is an exemplary role model as a mentor for physician-scientists at the Yale School of Medicine.
  • Table of previous mentees including their current appointments.

Please share this call for nominations with your faculty and encourage them to nominate faculty who are leaders in providing mentorship to physician-scientists.

Past Awardees

  • 2024 Awardee

    Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics; Deputy Director, Investigative Medicine PhD Program, Investigative Medicine Program; Co-Director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, YCCI Senior Leadership; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health