Last evening at the CTSI Poster Session and Reception, CTSI recognized Kelvin O. Lim, MD, with the third annual Mentor of the Year Award, as well as Alicia Allen, PhD, with the Outstanding Junior Mentor Award, a new award that recognizes mentors with the rank of assistant professor. Both awards recognize outstanding research mentors, using nominations provided by the mentees themselves and faculty colleagues.
Mentor of the Year: Dr. Kelvin Lim
Dr. Lim serves as a professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His research focuses on applying advanced neuroimaging methods to the study of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Several individuals wrote letters in support of Dr. Lim's qualifications for the award, praising him for his enthusiasm, passion, dedication, and integrity. Following is an excerpt from one of these letters:
Dr. Lim received $1,500 for this recognition, and accepted the award from Dr. Jasjit Ahluwalia (shown, with Dr. Lim), Associate Director of CTSI who leads CTSI-Ed, CTSI's Research Education, Training, and Career Development function.
Dr. Allen is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. Her current research focuses on how sex hormones influence smoking behavior and smoking cessation outcomes.
Letters in support of Dr. Allen commended her for being kind, approachable, caring, and genuinely interested in helping mentees be more successful. Following are excerpts from these letters:
Dr. Allen was awarded $500 for this honor.
Join us in congratulating Drs. Lim and Allen!