August 20, 2014
Executive Dean Robert Simari, M.D., presented mentoring awards to six faculty members at the annual School of Medicine Faculty Retreat on Aug. 15. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D., assisted with the presentation before making closing remarks.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Mentoring: Lyle Baade, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of psychiatry and behavorial sciences (Wichita campus). Better known as "The Jayhawk," this award is reserved for professors who have worked for the School of Medicine for more than 20 years and have demonstrated a commitment to fostering the intellectual, creative, scholarly and professional growth of junior faculty.
Excellence in Mentoring Award: William Brooks, Ph.D., professor of neurology and director of the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. This award acknowledges the commitments, effort and advice given to ensure that junior faculty achieve their full academic potential.
Honorary Mentoring Award: Lauren Aaronson, Ph.D., professor of nursing and deputy director of Frontiers: Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. This award honors individuals who embody the spirit of mentoring but are not members of the School of Medicine faculty.
Achievement Award for Mentoring Post-Docs: Andrew Godwin, Ph.D., Chancellors Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Endowed Professor .This award recognizes the mentoring of post-doctoral fellows.
Achievement Award for Mentoring Residents: John Bonino, M.D., assistant professor of medicine. This award recognizes the mentoring of residents.
Glendon G. Cox Leadership Award: Paige Geiger, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology. "The Glendon" honors a member of the academic community as a leader and recognizes contributions made in an extraordinary fashion and at a consistently high level. The award is sponsored by ING Financial Partners.