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2023 Graduate Mentor Award Winners

April 18, 2023

The Graduate Mentor Award recognizes faculty members who are exceptional in fostering the intellectual, professional, and personal development of their students. It is the university's principal award for superb teaching, advising, and mentoring of graduate students.

Each year a selection committee, comprised of previous Graduate Mentor Award winners, and delegates from the Graduate Student Assembly and the Graduate School, receives scores of letters from graduate students nominating outstanding mentors from across our campus. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to submit thoughtful nominations acknowledging the dedication of these most generous scholars and teachers.

It is my pleasure to announce and congratulate the 2023 recipients of the Graduate School's Graduate Mentor Award:

Biological Sciences:
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at Comparative Medicine

Thomas A. Thacher Professor of Classics

Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Social Sciences:
William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and Professor in the MacMillan Center

The Graduate Mentor Award winners will be recognized at this year’s Graduate School Convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Please join me in congratulating this year’s winners – true exemplars of the mentor-student relationship that is a pillar of graduate education.

With best wishes,
Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Postdoctoral Affairs
C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology