Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Awards

“Great mentors are inspiring, instill confidence, and help you see the bigger picture. Great mentors do not aspire to create copies of themselves, instead they recognize the value, strength, and aspiration of each individual and actively help them achieve their personal career goals. Great mentors launch you on the path of becoming an established independent researcher and future collaborator.”

UCLA faculty members were honored at the Postdoctoral Scholars Awards Ceremony and Reception on January 10, 2017 to express gratitude for their remarkable mentorship of  postdoctoral scholars. Twenty-two faculty were nominated for the Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Award and three were selected to receive the award which is meant to recognize faculty who:

  • act as positive role models
  • develop a supportive lab or work environment
  • collaborate in the research project
  • encourage confidence and creativity
  • foster excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • help establish professional networks at this campus and others
  • actively support the transition from postdoc to independent research or other career

2017 Nominees

  • Gal Bitan, Neurology
  • Henry V. Burton, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tyson Condie, Computer Science
  • Dino Di Carlo, Bioengineering
  • Michael F. Green, Psychiatry
  • T. Mark Harrison, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
  • Elaine Y. Hsiao, Integrative Biology and Physiology
  • Mona Jarrahi, Electrical Engineering
  • Shafali Jeste, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics
  • Christopher Kelty, Institute for Society and Genetics
  • Jasper Kok, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • Edythe D. London, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Otoniel Martinez-Maza, OB/GYN
  • Jianwei (John) Miao, Physics and Astronomy
  • Katherine L. Narr, Neurology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • John Piacentini, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Anjay Rastogi, Medicine
  • Margaret Shih, Anderson School of Management
  • Yibin Wang, Anesthesiology
  • Richard Wirz, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Richard Yarborough, English
  • Bonnie Zima, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

2017 Awardees

  • Michael F. Green, Psychiatry
  • Edythe D. London, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Richard Wirz, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2015 Nominees

  • Anna Lau, Psychology
  • Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering

2015 Awardee

  • Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering

2014 Awardees

  • Michelle Craske, Psychology
  • Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

2013 Awardees

  • Douglas L. Black, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics
  • Kendall N. Houk, Chemistry and Biochemistry