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The University of Maryland Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Announces Winner of Excellence in Mentoring Award

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

 Dr. Maureen Black has mentored more than 100 scientists.

The University of Maryland Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is proud to announce the winner of the third annual Excellence in Mentoring award. The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward a member of the University of Maryland faculty who has been an outstanding mentor to early career researchers during the past year. Nominations were solicited from faculty on individual (e.g. K08) and institutional (e.g. K12) career development awards.

This year’s recipient is Dr. Maureen Black, the John A Scholl and Mary Louise Scholl Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Black has been an enthusiastic advisor and ardent advocate for junior faculty, providing mentorship to more than 100 scientists over the course of her career. Through her success as a teacher and researcher, she has provided countless opportunities for learning and professional growth to students and junior faculty and this recognition of her accomplishments as a mentor is well deserved.

In honor of her achievement, Dr. Black will receive a $500 honorarium and a plaque. In addition, her name will be added to the plaque listing awardees displayed in the UM CTSI Education, Training and Career Development Center suite.

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) was established to foster the translation of fundamental science to patient care and community health. It is a unique umbrella organization that creates a multidisciplinary infrastructure to facilitate the rapid advancement of basic science research discoveries into novel therapies to treat and prevent serious chronic conditions and improve human health. Its research and education efforts particularly target health disparities among underserved populations in Baltimore and beyond.

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