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School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award

The Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award honors a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty member whose distinguished career has resulted in the mentoring of individuals who have gone on to establish independent, distinguished careers in academic medicine. Dean/CEO Paul Rothman presents a faculty member with this award annually during a lecture held in the recipient’s honor.

The School of Medicine 2020 Dean's Distinguished Mentoring Award Lecture

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, 4-5 p.m.


Catherine DeAngelis, M.D.
University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita


“Health Equity: We Can't Have One Without the Other”
Richard Besser, M.D.
President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2021 Award Recipient

Henry Brem, M.D.
Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of the Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Lecture:“From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems for Treating Nearly Any Disease: My Journey with Henry Brem”
Robert Langer, Sc.D.
David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Watch the recording.

2019 Award Recipient

Mike Weisfeldt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Lecture:“From Academia, to Government and Industry: Lessons Learned About Biomedical Sciences”
Elias Zerhouni, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Former Executive Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2018 Award Recipient

George Bigelow, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lecture:“Ending the Opioid Crisis: The Role of Science”
Nora Volkow, M.D.
Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

2017 Award Recipient

Donald Coffey, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Professor of Urology
Professor Emeritus of Oncology, Pathology, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

Lecture:“The Changing Landscape of Cancer Drug Resistance”
Charles Sawyers, M.D.
Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2016 Award Recipient

Guy McKhann, M.D.
First director, Department of Neurology
Founding director, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

Lecture: “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present”
Eric Kandel, M.D.
Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University

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