Congratulations to Christopher Flowers, MD (Hematology & Medical Oncology) and Malú Tansey, PhD (Physiology), the winners of the inaugural Emory Medicine Mentoring Award!
Below are quotes from the nomination letters for Drs. Flowers and Tansey. These sentiments were echoed throughout all 27 nominations packets and show the significance and value of a mentoring relationship.
…has encouraged me when I needed it, been there to support me through failures, and celebrate my successes. I know that the training I am receiving from her will prepare me to also be a great scientist and mentor to my future students.
…is extremely encouraging, highlighting the strong suits of each individual by paying particular attention to individual needs and differences and seamlessly catering her mentoring style to each person…you feel welcome, cared for, and trusted with responsibilities while being pushed to your best.
…I can honestly say that I owe all my accomplishments and current academic career to his unsurpassed ability to bring out the best in his mentees. Not only does he see the potential in every trainee from high school student to junior faculty member, but he also has an uncanny and selfless ability to inspire his mentees to excel even when they may not be able to recognize their potential.
…has helped me define my ideal career trajectory in academic medicine and prepared me for every step towards achieving my goals
Congratulations and thank you to all of the wonderful nominees! Mentor Appreciation Day is set for January 19th! Stay tuned for additional details!