Clark P. Read Mentor Award

Call for Nominations - 2017 Clark P. Read Mentor Award

The Clark P. Read Mentor Award is awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.

Nominations will close on January 25, 2017.

Eligibility

The award is to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.

Selection criteria include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  1. evidence of success of his or her undergraduates, graduates, or postdoctoral trainees in the field of parasitology;
  2. evidence of scholarship in research and graduate education;
  3. effective teaching methods;
  4. effective or unique aspects of bench training;
  5. evidence of an impact on the field of parasitology through their didactic and/or bench-level teaching;
  6. evidence of the development of a supportive, creative, and credible learning environment that facilitates the scholarly development of student-mentor partnerships in the various disciplines of parasitology,
  7. candidates for the award must be a member of ASP, at least by the time the award is given; 
  8. minimum of four letters of support.

Award

The award will consist of travel and accommodation expenses and a certificate to be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society. The recipient will be expected to deliver a 30 minute oral presentation to the membership of the Society emphasizing his or her views and experiences related to mentoring.

Nomination

The nomination package for the Clark P. Read Mentor Award should include the following material:

  1. Letter of Nomination
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of current and former students mentored, and if known, their present position/status including: *Undergraduate students *Graduate students *Post-doctoral trainees *Students on whose thesis/dissertation committee the nominee served
  4. Letters of Support (minimum of 4) that speak to the nominee's strengths as a mentor:
    *Former/current students – letters of support from former/current students should focus on firsthand evidence of the "mentorship" abilities of the nominee
    *Colleagues – in addition to commenting on evidence of scholarship in research and publication, it is important that the individual writing the letter comment on the nominee's interaction with and influence on students in a mentorship capacity.

Please submit nominations to:

Dr. Rebecca A. Cole
USGS, National Wildlife Health Center
6006 Schroeder
Madison, WI 53711-6223
Email: rcole@usgs.gov

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