The Distinguished Mentor Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding mentorship. The recipient must be a NAPCRG member and contribute to the development of other researchers. The distinguished mentor will epitomize mentorship. They will demonstrate support, guidance and promotion of their mentee(s) which occurs beyond their job description.
The nominee must be a current NAPCRG member.
The nominee must be at least 10 years into their research and/or academic career.
An individual may only win the Distinguished Mentor Award once.
Retired candidates may be considered if they have continued to work with mentees.
Nominee must have an established track record of having fostered the academic careers of others.
Mentors may or may not have had their own academic careers.
1) Nominator:By July 31, 2021, each nominator will submit the following materials electronically:
A letter of support, written by the nominator, clearly depicting why the nominee should receive this award. A small portion of the letter should stipulate why the nominee is eligible for this award (i.e. is a NAPCRG member, has not won the award previously and is at least 10 years into his/her academic career). The letter should be no more than two pages in length.
2) Nominee: The Awards Sub-Committee Chair will contact each nominee via e-mail to inform them that they're being considered for the Distinguished Mentor Award. The nominee will be required to submit the following by August 31, 2021:
Complete the nominee form
Upload a Current curriculum vitae (five pages maximum)
Upload a summary of their mentoring activities (two pages maximum)
Upload two additional letters of support from current or former trainees, junior researchers and/or junior faculty who have been mentored by the nominee. Letters may be countersigned by more than one individual. Each letter should be no more than one page in length.
Complete submissions will be evaluated independently by at least three members of the Awards Sub-Committee. The recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award will be recognized at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting.
Review criteria for evaluation will include: • Evidence of support in meaningful outcomes for mentees (e.g., publications, grants) • Evidence of working on diverse groups or individuals • Evidence of working with mentees of different backgrounds and academic rankings • Meaningful outcomes for the field of primary care research
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2020 Navkiran Kaur Shokar, MA, MD, MPH
2019 David R Mehr, MD, MS Robert L Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH