AAHB

Mentorship Award

This award recognizes an Academy member who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship by dedicating time, knowledge, and energy for the purposes of guiding, nurturing, and supporting mentees. The focus of this award is on activities that enhance the mentees' research skills, products, and careers (both academic and professional). Applicants must show strong evidence of outstanding mentorship to enhance the professional development of students, junior faculty, and/or professionals in the field.

While teaching is a valued part of our profession, this award recognizes mentorship activities outside classroom pedagogy. Thus, we encourage applicants to highlight mentorship activities related to research and scholarship. It is emphasized that this is not a teaching award.

Award Eligibility

  • Nominated by another Academy member
  • Full member of the Academy for a minimum of 2 years
  • Be in current "good standing" with the Academy
  • "Mid-career” phase (i.e., at the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent)

Nominated Candidates Must Submit

  1. A statement describing their mentorship activities and impact (2 pages double-spaced minimum; no maximum). Topics to be covered in the statement include:
    1. Type and quality of the people/organizations mentored
    2. Mentoring activities in which you have engaged
    3. What drives you to be a mentor?
    4. Ways your mentorship activities have impacted your field and your career
    5. Ways your mentorship activities have stimulated mentees to continue research-based studies and pursue research-based careers (i.e., who are they and where have they gone)
    6. Describe your most influential/successful mentorship relationship. This description should include a relevant success story or case study.
  2. Full CV- all mentees should be highlighted (e.g., bold, underline, etc.)
  3. A letter of support from the nominee’s Chair or Supervisor (max 3 pages )
  4. Five letters of support (max 2 pages each) from the nominee’s former/current mentees (e.g., student, junior faculty, organization)

Contact Dr. Ruopeng An, Awards Council Chair if you have questions.

Award Winners

Ashley L. Merianos, PhD

2022
Ashley L. Merianos, PhD

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Daphne C. Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB

2020
Daphne C. Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB

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Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHB, FGSA

2019
Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHB, FGSA

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Adam E. Barry, PhD

2018
Adam E. Barry, PhD

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Adam M. Leventhal, PhD

2017
Adam M. Leventhal, PhD

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Dr. E. Lisako J. McKyer, MPH

2016
Dr. E. Lisako J. McKyer, MPH

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