Mentor of the Year Award

 The Mentor of the Year Award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars as exhibited by the following:

  • Has advocated for postdoctoral scholars.
  • Has been accessible and provided open lines of communication to postdoctoral scholars.
  • Has created a supportive environment for research; has shown respect for the postdoctoral scholars’ goals and assisted them in fulfilling those goals.
  • Has provided guidance in professional development, including, for example, encouraging the use of the NPA Core Competencies for self-assessment and guidance, completing an individual development plan, and assisting the postdoctoral scholars in building a professional network through generous sharing of contacts.
  • Has demonstrated a sustained commitment to creating a productive working environment that enhances the overall postdoctoral experience.

The recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award will then be nominated for the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award.


Gerald Frankel is 2017’s Mentor of the Year

The Postdoctoral Advisory Council (PAC) is pleased to announce that Gerald Frankel is the 2017 recipient of the annual Mentor of the Year Award.

Dr. Frankel pictured with Dr. Marcela Hernandez of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the postdocs who nominated him.

Dr. Frankel is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering and is the Director of the Fontana Corrosion Center at The Ohio State University. He was nominated by four of his postdoctoral mentees, who have articulated the quality of training, support, and mentorship they have received while working in his laboratory. In addition to conducting an extremely productive working atomsphere for his mentees, Dr. Frankel has notably made efforts to enhance the postdoctoral experience for the individuals that nominated him, by providing hands-on experiences for professional and personal development.


2017 Nominees

Jill Rafael-Fortney

Professor

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

 

 

Rafael Bruschweiler

Ohio Research Scholar

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

 

Stefan Niewiesk

Interim Chairperson

Department of Veterinary Biosciences

 

 


Noah Weisleder is 2016’s Mentor of the Year

The Postdoctoral Advisory Council (PAC) is pleased to announce that Noah Weisleder is the inaugural recipient of the annual Mentor of the Year Award. This award is presented to a faculty member who has shown outstanding service, advocacy, and support of the postdoctoral scholars under his or her mentorship. Mentors are nominated by their mentees.

mentor

Dr. Weisleder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology in the College of Medicine and was nominated by two of his postdoctoral mentees who articulated the outstanding training, support and mentorship they have received while working in his laboratory. In addition, Dr. Weisleder has been a strong supporter of the Postdoctoral Association and has become involved in other initiatives through the PAC, such as moderating a peer writing group for postdoctoral scholars working on faculty applications. Through his mentorship and involvement, Dr. Weisleder demonstrates his interest and dedication to serve the postdoctoral community at Ohio State. 


2016 Nominees

John Beacom 

Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Director of CCAPP

Department of Physics

 


Rafael Bruschweiler

Ohio Research Scholar

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

 

Adriana Dawes 

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics

 

 

 

John Gunn

Professor, Graduate Faculty

Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity

 

 

 

Sandor Gyorke

Professor

SBS – Physiology & Cell Biology

 

 

 

Nam Lee

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

 

 

Ann McAlearney

Professor of Family Medicine, Vice Chair for Research

Department of Family Medicine

 


Milap Nahata

Professor

Pharmacy Practice and Administration

 

 

Andrew Ward

Professor

Department of Food Agricultural, and Biological Engineering