Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical Faculty Council

Mentor of the Year Award

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2020 Mentors of the Year

2019 Mentors of the Year

2018 Mentors of the Year

2017 Mentors of the Year

2016 Mentors of the Year

The Medical Faculty Council (MFC) established the Mentor of the Year Award in 2008 to:

Each year, the MFC recognizes up to two faculty members with our award. These two annual Mentor of the Year award recipients will typically represent two different areas of mentorship at Feinberg (e.g., clinical care, basic science, clinical or social research). Recipients are announced on Feinberg's annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day and are recognized with an award of $1,000 and their names and the date are engraved on a plaque located in the Dean's office. In addition, the awardees will have the opportunity to share their mentoring tips and stories at a mentoring workshop.

Nominate a Great Mentor

Nominations for the 2021 Mentor of the Year are currently being accepted through Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 

Please review the information below prior to completing the nomination form.


The nominee must meet the following qualifications:

Nominations may be initiated by:

The lead nominator is responsible for submitting the nomination form which includes statements regarding the nominee based on the following criteria.

2018 Mentors of the Year

Mercedes Carnethon

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Chief of Epidemiology and Vice Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine

Erin Hsu

Erin Hsu, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Assistant Director of the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI)

Wellington Hsu

Wellington Hsu, MD

Clifford C. Raisbeck, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurological Surgery

2017 Mentors of the Year

Rowland Chang

Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Claus-Peter Richter

Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Professor of Biomedical Engineering Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

2016 Mentors of the Year

 Kenzie A Cameron, PhD/MPH

Research Associate Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

  Diane B Wayne, MD

Vice Dean Education
Chair, Department of Medical Education
Dr. John Sherman Appleman Professor of Medical Education
Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Medical Education

Past Mentor of the Year Winners

Jonathan D. Licht, MD
David Engman, MD, PhD
Ram Yogev, MD
D. Mark Courtney, MD
Stephen Miller, PhD
Jack Kessler, MD
H. Steven (Hank) Seifert, PhD
A. Todd Davis, MD
Kiang Liu, PhD
Stanford Shulman, MD
Teresa Woodruff, PhD
William Pearce, MD 

Contact Us

For more information about the MFC Mentor of the Year Award, contact Meg Kennedy via the information below.

Meg Kennedy
Administrative Support