Mentorship Awards

About the awards:

Scientists are often judged by their number of papers, citations, or scientific awards but many of our greatest minds have also served the field as influential mentors to junior colleagues. For women, obtaining a strong mentor is a crucial part of advancing their careers in a male-dominated field. There is no strict formula or instructions for mentorship, and scientific mentors can serve a variety of roles. A mentor may be someone who helps you prepare for a presentation or provides guidance in achieving work-life balance. Mentors may provide advice on a range of personal to professional concerns or obstacles.

To highlight the invaluable colleagues who support and inspire us, we created the WiSE Mentorship Awards. These two awards – one for Faculty/Administrator level mentors and one for Graduate Student/Post-Doc level mentors –  serve to honor individuals, both male and female, who have served as personal or professional mentors to women here at CSHL. Awards are given every two years.

The 2019 WiSE Mentorship Awards will be announced at the CSHL In-House Symposium November 25th-26th.


The inaugural WiSE Mentorship Awards were announced at 2017's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory In-house symposium, November 20, 2017 - Congratulations to the big winners were Dr. Linda Van Aelst and Dr. Sarah Diermier! They were profiled in WiSE Wednesday pieces.


We also would like to congratulate our honorable mentions: Sydney Gary, Jason Sheltzer, Anne Churchland, Chris Vakoc, Alyson Kass-Eisler, Camila dos Santos, and Amanda McBrien

Photos by Jue Xiang

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