Postdoc Mentoring Awards

The postdoc mentoring awards are established to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in the mentoring of UF postdocs. Each year, up to three faculty members will receive awards of $2,000 each. Faculty awardees will provide guidance and advice to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs regarding postdoc mentoring issues. 

2017 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winners

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Postdoc Mentoring Awards who were recognized at the April 14, 2017 Postdoc Research Symposium for their contributions to the mentoring of postdocs at UF:

 
Dr. Konstantin Matchev    
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  
Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Carpena    
Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences 

 

2016 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winners

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Postdoc Mentoring Awards who were recognized at the April 13, 2016 Postdoc Research Symposium for their contributions to the mentoring of postdocs at UF:

  • Dr. Roger Fillingim
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
    College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Connie Mulligan   
    Department of Anthropology
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

 

2015 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winner

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Gaurav Misra (left) presenting the 2015 Postdoc Mentoring Award to Dr. Daniel Hahn

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wishes to congratulate the Dr. Hahn, winner of the 2015 Postdoc Mentoring Award who was recognized at the April 2015 Postdoc Research Symposium for his contributions to the mentoring of postdocs at UF.
  • Dr. Daniel Hahn
    Department of Entomology and Nematology
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

2014 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winners

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Left to Right:  Doug Soltis, Michelle Mack, Weihong Tan

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Postdoc Mentoring Awards who were recognized at the April 21, 2014 Postdoc Research Symposium for their contributions to the mentoring of postdocs at UF:

  • Dr. Michelle Mack
    Department of Biology
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Doug Soltis    
    Department of Biology
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Weihong Tan
    Department of Chemistry
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

From Chris Hass, 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winner:

I would argue that my winning of this award has more to do with the quality of  my postdoctoral trainees than perhaps my mentoring skills but I am very proud of this achievement. This award has made me a better mentor to all of my trainees through my interactions with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). The resources provided to UF postdocs through OPA are truly outstanding. I have been on the faculty at several prestigious research institutions and none of them provided the breadth of insightful workshops as we do here at UF. I have utilized numerous materials from these workshops in my own lab meetings and I can see the positive impact on my students. Further, this award has proven to be advantageous in applications for NIH T32 programs and the evaluations of our lab’s F31 and F32 applications. Thus, the accolades associated with this award have far reaching impact. I highly encourage scientist training postdocs to utilize the resources of OPA and to actively become involved.

2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award Winners

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Left to right:  Kevin Folta, Chris Hass, Martin Cohn

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Awards who were recognized at the Postdoc Research Symposium for their contributions to the mentoring of postdocs at UF:

  • Dr. Martin J. Cohn
    Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
    College of Medicine
  • Dr. Kevin Folta
    Department of Horticultural Sciences
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Chris Hass
    Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
    College of Health and Human Performance

Please join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in appreciating the outstanding contributions of these three faculty members to the improvement of the UF postdoc experience.