Resident Research Mentor of the Year

Did someone special help you with your research? Perhaps someone provided an inspirational spark? An annual competition offers residents an opportunity to show their appreciation for a mentor that supported their research learning. The award is announced at the annual Banquet for the Department of Pediatrics. The mentor will receive a personal plaque and be added to the Department of Pediatrics special “Resident Research Faculty Mentor of the Year” plaque. They will also have bragging rights for years to come.

What to include in your submission letter?
The nomination letter should be up to 500 words.

  • Title of the research project(s)
  • Duration of time working with the mentor.
  • Brief description of the reasons for your nomination
  • Availability of the mentor
  • Mentorship quality
  • Support provided to you as a resident or fellow
  • Encouragement, empowerment
  • Mentor ability to promote your work, including presentations at conferences and meetings
  • How did the mentor enable you to write and submit manuscripts and publications
  • Current state of the project

Please submit your nomination letters to Jasmine Wong at

Call for nominations is announced in the Spring with deadline details.

Past Winners

Date Recipient
Dr. Claire Seaton – Division of Respiratory Medicine
2021-22 Dr. Ran Goldman – Division of Emergency Medicine
2020-21 Dr. Claire Seaton – Division of Respiratory Medicine
2015-16 Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos – Division of Endocrinology
2014-15 Dr. Kevin Harris – Division of Cardiology
2013-14 Dr. Philippe Chessex – Division of Neonatology
2012-13 Dr. Caron Strahlendorf – Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT
2011-12 Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani – Division of Cardiology