Volume 6-Winter 1999
Fourth Annual Presentation of Mentoring Awards
The A. Clifford Barger Excellence In Mentoring Awards were presented on December 2, 1998 to four faculty members nominated by fellow faculty and students for their skills in mentoring. The evening began with introductory remarks by Dean William Silen followed by a welcome from Dean Joseph B. Martin.
Excellence In Mentoring
The first honoree was Jessica Henderson Daniel, assistant professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital. Presenting the award was one of her mentees Dr. Guerda Nicolas. Dr. Henderson then spoke on the topic, "Mentoring: Creating a Legacy through Connections."
The second honoree was Michael Laposata, associate professor of pathology and director of clinical laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital. His brother and former mentor Dr. Samuel Laposata presented his award to him. The winner then spoke on "Valuable Lessons In Mentoring from a Bad Mentor: A Personal Saga."
Lifetime Achievement In Mentoring
Jonathan Borus, professor of psychiatry and psychiatrist-in-Chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital received his award from one of his mentees Dr. Mary McCarthy, and then spoke on "Mentoring: Too Important to Leave to Chance." The final honoree was Edward A. Kravitz, George Packer Berry professor of neurobiology who was presented an award by his mentee Dr. John Hildebrand. Kravitz then discussed, "Mentors and Mentoring: It's About Caring."