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AWIS Present Mentoring Awards

The Association for Women in Science Bethesda chapter presented its annual Awards for Excellence in Mentoring to Dr. Suzanne Epstein (l) and to Dr. Anita Roberts as part of its Mar. 21 meeting in the Cloisters chapel in Bldg. 60. Epstein is chief of the Laboratory of Immunology and Developmental Biology, Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, Food and Drug Administration. During her 17 years at FDA as a researcher and reviewer, she has mentored several postdoctoral students and a large number of summer students. As laboratory chief, she has recruited several tenure-track investigators and been very supportive of their career development. She is experienced in regulatory review of applications to FDA and has mentored a number of new reviewers. Roberts is chief of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute. She was recognized for being a superb mentor to many members of her laboratory and has taken an active role in helping with their career development. According to AWIS, she creates an unusually cooperative, nurturing and supportive environment in the laboratory and handles personal problems with great sensitivity and fairness. She has helped many of her former fellows obtain excellent academic positions.


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