Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science – US WEST COAST (2016)

For its annual awards for science mentorship in 2016, Nature invited nominations of outstanding scientific mentors in the US West Coast states of Washington, Oregon and California. Two prizes of $10,000 were awarded, one for a mid-career mentor and one for lifetime achievement in mentoring. (For an introduction to the awards, see and /nature/awards/mentorship/index.html)

Award Winners

Mid-career award

Susan L. Forsburg (The University of Southern California)
Press release: 28 November 2016 – Nature recognizes renowned California scientist

Lifetime achievement award

Julie Overbaugh (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Press release: 1 December 2016 – Nature honors distinguished Washingtonian scientist for lifetime of mentoring


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