Ormond MacDougald wins 2011 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award
Ormond A. MacDougald, Ph.D., John A. Faulkner Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Professor of Internal Medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division) in the University of Michigan Medical School, was named a recipient of a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for 2011.
A total of five Graduate Mentor Awards were given in 2011. The awrd letter stated that the materials submitted on Dr. MacDougald's behalf "were impressive and inspiring."
The award was presented at a public ceremony on April 14 in the Rackham Amphitheatre. Recipients of several other Rackham awards were also honored at the event, which culminated in a reception.
The nomination process included seven items of documentation, such as teaching evaluations, doctoral committee service over the past 10 years, and letters of support.
The selection criteria noted the following:
- Models an impressive record of excellence in research and/or creative work, teaching skills, research and artistic presentation and publication, the ability to obtain funding, and the nurturing of good mentoring practices;
- Promotes successful completion of students' graduate work and degree programs;
- Advances students' long-term professional development;
- Integrates students into the broader culture of the discipline;
- Ensures that students master the content and skills of their discipline;
- Creates a supportive environment for research, scholarship and/or artistic production;
- Maintains accessibility by providing consistently open lines of communication;
- Provides students with the resources necessary to take full advantage of academic and professional opportunities;
- Collaborates with other faculty in multiple-mentoring relationships.
Complete List - 2011 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award-Winners:
- Sally Camper, Human Genetics
- Carol Fierke, Chemistry
- Howard Kimeldorf, Sociology
- Ormond MacDougald, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
- Theodore Norris, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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