A mentor plays a critical role in the successful development of others to realize their full academic potential. However, often an individual’s effort to provide mentorship is not reflected or adequately recognized in the mentor’s professional record. The goal of this award is to recognize and reward faculty who excel in mentoring and thus contribute to the success of our students, graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty within UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

In the fall of each year we accept nominations from graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral scholars and assistant professors for faculty (Academic Federation and Academic Senate Members) who have played a key role as mentors in their professional and/or personal mentoring. Faculty at the early or mid-career level are eligible to be nominated. Only graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral scholars and assistant professors may submit nominations for this award. The mentoring awards recognize excellence in Research, Teaching, Clinical, and/or Leadership Mentoring. You may designate a nominee as excelling in one or more than one of these categories. The primary criterion for an award is evidence of excellent mentoring that supports the development of graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral scholars and assistant professors.

Awardees receive a cash award and are honored at our Annual Vice Chancellor Awards Ceremony.


Previous Dean's Excellence in Mentoring at Early to Mid-Career Level Recipients