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 School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty (Academic Federation and Academic Senate) who Robert J. Canter, M.D, 2017 Awardeeexcel in mentoring and thus contribute to the success of our faculty and UC Davis Health. We wish to focus recognition of this activity on those mentors that have specifically helped early career faculty to succeed.

We are currently accepting nominations for faculty who have played a key role as mentors to faculty in their professional and/or personal mentoring. Faculty at the level of Associate Professor and Full Professor are eligible to be nominated for this award. The mentoring awards recognize excellence in Teaching, Clinical Care or Research mentoring.

We encourage multiple nominations to be submitted for individual nominees, including from mentees, if possible. Nominations that include multiple perspectives are encouraged and helpful to the review committee in reviewing nominations.

Awardees will receive a cash award and will be honored at a special reception next spring.

Nomination deadline: December 14, 2018

Click on the links below to download the award call and nomination instructions and to submit a nomination form.

Award call and nomination instructions (PDF)
Nomination submission form (Qualtrics)


Previous Deans' Award for Excellence in Mentoring Recipients