The Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, better known as "The Jayhawk," is the Executive Dean's most prestigious mentoring award. The Jayhawk acknowledges the exceptional efforts of the KU SOM professors who ensure junior faculty achieve their full potential in areas of service, research and teaching.
Professors who have dedicated more than 20 years to mentoring junior faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine are eligible to receive this award. Recipients earn membership in the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Society of Distinguished Mentors.
Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria.
To submit a nomination packet, you must be a current or former faculty member mentored by the nominee for two years or more. KU SOM colleagues are also eligible to submit a nomination packet.
Because this award recognizes the efforts of mentoring junior faculty members, letters of support will not be accepted from medical students, graduate students, residents or post-docs.
Writing a nomination letter or a letter of support can be difficult to begin. Start with the Who, What, How and Why of Mentoring Award Nominations.
Part 1 - From the Nominator
Part 2 - From the Nominee
Complete the Nomination Cover Sheet and refer to the checklist on the sheet. Please combine the cover sheet and the support letters into one PDF, then email PDF along with both CV's (nominator and nominee) to Laura Jennemann by July 8, 2015. If you have any questions, email Laura in Faculty Affairs and Development.
Nominations will be reviewed and selected by a committee of School of Medicine peers and chaired by the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development. Two finalists will be recommended to the Executive Dean, who will make the final selection. The selected honoree will be notified prior to the 2015 Annual Faculty Retreat, along with the nominator and honoree's department chair.