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Graduate Deans Award for Excellence in Mentoring goes to Dr. Julie Locher, Dr. Nengjun Yi and Dr. Amjad Javed

February 21, 2011

Continuing good news is always welcome, and especially so when it's the news that even more of our wonderful NORC members have been recognized with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from Dr. Brian Noe, Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Julie Locher, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, UAB School of Medicine; Nengjun Yi, PhD, Associate Professor, Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health; and Amjad Javed, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Oral Health Research, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry were nominated by their students and postdoctoral scholars for the annual award for the best mentors teaching at UAB.

This is now six - which we know of - members of our center getting this award this year. As excited as we are for these fine researchers, we are even more excited that the center has such quality educational leadership for our teaching and translational research missions.