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1st annual mentor award

MUSC Department of Public Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

The annual MUSC Department of Public Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award honors a faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising and generally supporting graduate students. Such efforts often go unnoticed – but not unappreciated.  The award is meant to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors. Designed to identify faculty who embody both the letter and spirit of mentoring, these awards are important examples of the department’s continuing efforts to cultivate a culture of mentoring.

All students and faculty are invited to nominate candidates to receive this unique honor. Awards will be presented annually to a nominated faculty member judged by the selection committee to be a prime example of what it means to truly serve as a mentor. In addition to honoring individual faculty members, it is our hope that these mentors will serve as models for the entire Faculty.


Any member of the Department of Public Health Sciences faculty may be nominated so long as they are a member of the College of Graduate Studies and have served as a chair, co-chair or committee member with significant involvement for a M.S. or Ph.D. candidate within the past five years. Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty, or self-nominations, but nominees must have an outstanding record of mentoring graduate students. All nomination submissions will be kept strictly confidential.

Nomination and Selection Process

To nominate a faculty member for the award, complete the following form and submit the completed form or any questions to the chair of the award committee. The committee will blind the nominations and score them to select the top three candidates. Following the initial selection process the committee will solicit Letters of Support or other relevant materials from current and former students of the nominees to make the final selection. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Fall Welcome Back reception.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26th 2013, 5:00pm

The following form must be completed and submitted to by Friday April 26th, 2013, 5:00pm. Based on the information below, and after review by the selection committee relevant Letters of Support will be solicited.


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