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Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Dean's Distinguished Mentoring Award. The deadline is Oct. 30, 2020.

This award honors an outstanding school of medicine faculty member for mentoring individuals who have gone on to establish successful careers in academic medicine. Mentoring includes research training, classroom teaching, clinical training, and faculty career development.

We will announce the awardee in early 2021, and a leader in the recipient’s field will deliver the JHM Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award Lecture in the spring.

Candidates for the JHM Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award should be:

  • A senior faculty member whose excellent mentorship has enabled their trainees to establish independent, distinguished careers.
  • Excellence in mentoring should include evidence of mentoring a range of individuals, including faculty and trainees, as well as evidence of the impact of the nominee's mentoring on these individuals' careers.
  • Candidates should demonstrate collegiality, dedication to their profession, and extraordinary citizenship in Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • School of Medicine faculty, staff and alumni may submit nominations. (Please note, this year the committee will reconsider all candidates who were nominated for the 2019 award).

Complete nominations will include:

  • A letter of nomination from the department director outlining the rationale for the nomination and the evidence for the impact and outstanding mentoring record of the nominee. Departments can nominate multiple faculty;
  • Letters of support from three colleagues; letters of support from up to three former trainees or mentored faculty; a complete list of people the nominee has mentored; and the nominee's curriculum vitae;
  • The nomination and supporting letters should each address the following criteria: 1) documentation that the nominee is a model for collegiality, integrity and professionalism, 2) evidence of mentoring skills, 3) evidence of mentoring scope and impact.

For more information, or to make a nomination, please contact Charmaine Clarke at


Kelsey Bennett