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Community Awards

HST students have a longstanding tradition of conferring a number of annual awards to recognize faculty and other members of the community for exemplary teaching, mentoring, and service. Recipients are honored each year at the HST Spring Dinner.

 

Awarded to a current HST student who has made outstanding contributions to one or more classes in the HST curriculum through exemplary efforts as a teaching assistant.

Awarded to a current member of the faculty or staff at Harvard or MIT who embodies excellence through actions or deeds that promote HST community values and/or ideals. Nominees will have worked to improve the quality of the HST program via student life, curriculum, and/or program services.

Awarded to a current HST student who embodies excellence through actions or deeds that promote HST community values and/or ideals. Nominees will have worked to improve the quality of the HST program via student life, curriculum, and/or program services.

Since its inception in 1970, HST has owed much of its success to the wise and visionary leadership of Irving M. London, MD. The brilliance of our students, the dedication of our faculty, and the humor and good will that pervade our culture, all reflect the spirit of the man who has guided the Division as director, mentor and friend. This award was established in 1986, when Dr. London stepped down as director, to honor him and to recognize teaching faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the training of HST students.

The McMahon Award, established in 1999, is presented annually to the person who, through the warmth of his/her personality, inspires and nurtures HST students in their scientific and personal growth, and through honest advice and generosity to all students and colleagues sets an admirable example of excellence in mentoring.

 

This prize was established in 2009 by an alumnus of HST's MD program in honor of Drs. Christine and Jonathan Seidman for their inspirational mentorship. Christine Edry Seidman, MD, is the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Jonathan G. Seidman, PhD, is the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation Professor of Genetics at HMS. The prize is designed to acknowledge a faculty member for outstanding research mentorship of an HST MD student.