Outstanding Trainee and Leading Mentor Awards in Cancer Prevention of 2012
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) announces a call for nominations for the Leading Mentor in Cancer Prevention award for 2012. The award is sponsored by The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Mentorship is not only a vital part of the general success of trainees, but also serves to inspire trainees to pursue a career in the field of cancer prevention. The aim of this award is to acknowledge the extraordinary performance and dedication of mentors to trainees preparing for careers in cancer prevention. Along with the title of leading mentor in cancer prevention and a certificate denoting the achievement, the recipient will also receive a cash prize to use toward educationally related resources or activities.
Any faculty member of MD Anderson Cancer Center who has mentored a trainee in cancer prevention during the 2012 Fiscal Year (Sept. 1, 2011, to Aug. 31, 2012) is eligible to be nominated. The mentor must have demonstrated extraordinary performance as a teacher, coach, and sponsor in the field of cancer prevention. Drs. Ernest Hawk, Susan Peterson, Karen Basen-Engquist, Jason Robinson and Xifeng Wu as winners of the award in the previous two years are not eligible to be nominated this year.
Who Can Nominate?
Anyone who was/is a trainee in the 2012 Fiscal Year (Sept. 1, 2011, to Aug. 31, 2012) may submit a nomination. The selection committee members may nominate mentors; however, they will not score or comment on their nominations during the selection process.
The selection committee of trainees who will review the nominations and select the 2012 Leading Mentor in Cancer Prevention will be made up of at least five current trainees from the Division. The committee is supported by Dr. Carrie Cameron and Candice Collie of the CPRTP.
Announcement of Award
The winner of the award will be announced and honored at a special Cancer Prevention Grand Rounds on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Please save the date for this event!
Dr. Carrie Cameron
Candice Collie, M.P.H.