Researchers are often praised for the number of publications they generate or grants they receive. But passing on knowledge and fostering a love of science in the next generation is a vital, often overlooked accomplishment. This Tuesday, Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, received the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.
“I’m really excited by it,” says Dr. Bonner-Weir. “I knew Dr. Silen and I’m quite honored to receive this award in his name.”
The Lifetime Excellence in Mentoring Award, established by Harvard Medical School in 1997, was renamed in 2001 to acknowledge Dr. Silen’s commitment to teaching students, residents and faculty. The award is given to Harvard Medical School instructors who go above and beyond their teaching duties to nurture the next generation of doctors and researchers. Continue reading –>