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Mentorship Grove

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) recognizes faculty for their outstanding contributions to inclusive mentoring of junior faculty and future leaders in academic medicine with the annual Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award. To honor our awardees, OFA plants fruit-bearing trees at Roger's Urban Farmlab on main campus. The Mentorship Grove is emblematic of the enduring strength of mentorship relationships, which provide the foundation for our faculty to flourish. Fruit harvested from these trees supports Triton Food Pantry and other campus eateries.


2020 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awardees

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Dr. ADRIANA TREMOULET, MD, MAS

Pediatrics, Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics
Issai Kiwi

"As a native Spanish speaker and someone with exceptional organizational and leadership qualities, Dr. Tremoulet was able to create a multi-center collaborative network across Latin America. At every opportunity, she brought junior colleagues on board and mentored them in the intricacies of multi-national collaboration. Dr. Tremoulet has helped launch the career of dozens of Latin American scholars."


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Dr. RONALD ELLIS, MD, PHD

Neurosciences and Psychiatry
 Anna Apple

"Despite his already busy calendar and all his responsibilities, he agreed to meet with me on the weekly basis to discuss the different steps of the project and offer me valuable guidance. He was available at any time to help me with any difficulty along the way. Other than the research aspect, he also inquired about my well-being and supported me during the hardships of my life."


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Dr. JAMES MURPHY, MD, MS

Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
Fan-stil Pear

"Jim’s genuine commitment to doing what is morally right and best for others (be it patients or mentees) makes him an ideal role model. Jim’s mentorship has extended beyond career, as he has helped me uphold values critical to work-life balance. Jim recently mentioned that he sees helping students and residents excel in what they are passionate about as his priority."



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Past Recipients




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