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.

After reviewing the awards below, please consider submitting a NOMINATION

EXTENDED deadline- Nominations due March 6, 2020.

 

Dr. Irving M. London

Dr. Irving M. London Teaching Award

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. Nominate someone for the London Teaching Award.

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Background

There is nothing more essential to a successful endeavor than leadership. HST owes much of its success to the wise and visionary leadership of its founder, Irving M. London, MD.

Dr. London was born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard for his undergraduate (summa cum laude, '39) and medical ('43) degrees. After three years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, Dr. London joined the Department of Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he stayed for nine years. In 1955 he accepted the challenge to help found the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and he served as its first Chairman of the Department of Medicine for 15 years.

In 1969, on sabbatical leave from Einstein, Dr. London served as the director of a planning effort to develop an innovative program at the intersection of science, engineering and medicine that would draw on the resources of both MIT and Harvard. The result of that planning effort is HST, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. London formally directed HST through its nascent years, from 1970 to 1985, and his informal leadership and general counsel endure to this day.

His achievements in medical research and education have been recognized by awards and honors, among which are selection to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and selection as a founding member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. London is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at Harvard and the Grover M. Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Professor of Biology, Emeritus at MIT.

Criteria and Instructions for Nomination

HST students are invited to recommend one individual for the Irving M. London Teaching Award by writing a statement of nomination explaining your relationship to your nominee and why s/he has distinguished herself/himself as an outstanding teacher. Beyond overall excellence in teaching, the selection committee will consider the extent of each nominee’s impact in terms of class hours, class size, and years of service. All faculty members involved in teaching HST courses are eligible for the award; a faculty member is not required to have a formal appointment in HST to qualify.

We prefer to acknowledge faculty whose teaching contributions have not previously been recognized. However, you may nominate previous recipients for ongoing excellence in teaching if they have not been recognized in the past five years.

Past Recipients

2019 Sarah Flier, MD and Anna Rutherford, MD
2018 John A. Assad, PhD
2017 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD and Robert Padera, Jr, MD, PhD
2016 Carl Rosow, MD, PhD
2015 Albert Lam, MD
2014 Thomas Byrne, MD
2013 Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD, and Daniel Soloman, MD
2012 Anastasia Herta Koniaris, MD
2011 Matthew Frosch, MD, PhD
2010 W. Hallowell Churchill, MD, and Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD
2009 Barbara C. Fullerton, PhD, and James B. Kobler, PhD
2008 Henry Klapholz, MD
2007 Christopher A. Shera, PhD
2006 Collin M. Stultz, MD, PhD
2005 Robert F. Padera, MD, PhD
2004 Dennis M. Freeman, PhD
2003 Lee Gehrke, PhD and Trudy M. Van Houten, PhD
2002 John J. Guinan, Jr. PhD and Joseph A. Majzoub, MD
2001 Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD and Valerie Pronio-Stelluto, MD
2000 Richard H. Masland, PhD and David N. Louis, MD
1999 Thomas A. McMahon, PhD* and William Quist, MD, PhD
1998 Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
1997 David J. Kuter, MD, DPhil
1996 Carl E. Rosow, MD, PhD
1995 Richard N. Mitchell, MD, PhD
1994 Cecil H. Coggins, MD
1993 Harvey B. Simon, MD
1992 Frederick J. Schoen, MD, PhD
1991 Helmut G. Rennke, MD
1990 William M. Kettyle, MD
1989 Lee Gehrke, PhD
1988 Abul K. Abbas, MD
1987 Farish A. Jenkins, Jr. PhD
1986 Walle J. H. Nauta, MD, PhD

 

* posthumously awarded

Christine and Jonathan Seidman

Seidman Prize for MD Research Mentorship

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. Nominate someone for the Seidman Research Prize.

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Background

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.

 

Criteria and Instructions for Nomination

HST students are invited to recommend one mentor for the Seidman Prize for MD Research Mentorship by writing a statement of nomination explaining your relationship with your nominee and why s/he has distinguished herself/himself as an outstanding research mentor. All faculty members who mentor HST MD students in their research are eligible for the award; a faculty member is not required to have a formal appointment in HST to qualify.

We prefer to acknowledge mentors whose contributions have not previously been recognized. However, students may nominate previous recipients for ongoing excellence in mentoring if they have not been recognized in the past five years.

Past Recipients

2019 Lorelei Mucci, MPH, ScD 
2018 Sydney S. Cash, MD, PhD
2017 Eliezer Van Allen, MD
2016 Raymond Huang, MD,PhD
2015 Farouc Jaffer, MD, PhD
2014 Bohdan Pomahac, MD
2013 Chinfei Chen, MD, PhD
2012 Rachael A. Clark, MD, PhD
2011 Mary Bouxsein, PhD
2010 Zoltan P. Arany, MD, PhD
2009 Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD

Thomas A. MacMahon

Thomas A. McMahon Mentoring Award

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. Nominate someone for the McMahon Mentoring Award.

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Background

Thomas A. McMahon studied physics at Cornell and received his doctorate in engineering from MIT. He joined the faculty of Harvard University in 1971 and was later named Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Mechanics and Professor of Biology. Professor McMahon was a highly valued member of the HST faculty. Internationally recognized as a pioneer in biomechanics, he authored over eighty scientific papers, two scientific books, and three novels. Professor McMahon passed away suddenly in 1999. 



Tom was praised for his inspirational teaching and his genuine dedication to students. One student wrote: "While choosing my future advisors and mentors, I found myself comparing prospective mentors with Dr. McMahon. I have looked for the same qualities of compassion, understanding, love of science, intelligence, ethics, and enthusiasm. He is exactly the sort of professor I might want to be." His style of mentoring was based on a combination of warm friendship, keen scientific insight, active day-to-day interaction, and a gift for helping people define and realize their goals. In 1999, Professor McMahon was honored with the Harvard Graduate Student Council Excellence in Mentoring Award at Harvard and the Irving M. London Teaching Award in HST.

Criteria and Instructions for Nomination

HST students are invited to recommend one mentor for the Thomas A. McMahon Mentoring Award by writing a statement of nomination explaining your relationship with your nominee and why s/he has distinguished herself/himself as an outstanding mentor. All faculty and staff involved in mentoring HST students are eligible for the award; an individual is not required to have a formal appointment in HST to qualify.

We prefer to acknowledge mentors whose contributions have not previously been recognized. However, students may nominate previous recipients for ongoing excellence in mentoring if they have not been recognized in the past five years.

Past Recipients

2019 Mary L. Bouxsein, PhD
2018 Leia Stirling, PhD
2017 Loren Walensky, MD, PhD
2016 Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD
2015 Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
2014 Konstantina (Tina) Stankovic, MD, PhD
2013 Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
2012 Julie Greenberg, PhD and Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD
2011 Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD

2010 Jeffrey Karp, PhD

2009 Peter Szolovits, PhD

2008 Elfar Adalsteinsson, PhD

2007 Robert H. Rubin, MD

2006 Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD and John J. Rosowski, PhD

2005 Andrew J. Oxenham, PhD

2004 Richard N. Mitchell, MD, PhD

2003 Valerie J. Pronio-Stelluto, MD

2002 M. Charles Liberman, PhD

2001 Louis Braida, PhD and Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD

2000 Elazer R. Edelman, MD, PhD

Roger G. Mark

Roger G. Mark Service Awards

Established in 2019, to honor the contributions of HST faculty member and former HST director, Dr. Roger Mark. The two Roger G. Mark Services Awards are presented annually to current members of the HST community who embody 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. One awardee will be selected from the current HST student body and the second award will be selected for faculty or staff in the Harvard of MIT community. Nominate someone for a Mark Service Award.

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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.

Criteria and Instructions for Nomination

HST students are invited to recommend a member of the community for a Roger G. Mark Outstanding Service Award by submitting a statement of nomination explaining how that individual has distinguished him/herself as an outstanding member of the HST community.

Faculty/Staff Award: All current Harvard and MIT faculty and staff members are eligible for nomination; a formal appointment in HST is not required.

Student Award: All HST students (MEMP, MD, and GEMS) are eligible for nomination. Small groups responsible for specific initiatives may also be nominated.

Past Recipients - Student

2019 Katherine Redfield, MD Candidate 

Past Recipients - Faculty or Staff

2019 Sabine Hildebrandt, MD and Trudy Van Houten, PhD

 

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HST Outstanding Student Teaching Award

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. Nominate someone for the Outstanding Teaching Award.

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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.

Criteria and Instructions for Nomination

HST students are invited to recommend an individual for an HST Outstanding Teaching Award by submitting a statement of nomination explaining their relationship with the nominee and how the nominee has have distinguished him/herself as an outstanding teacher. In addition to overall excellence in teaching, the selection committee will consider the extent of each nominee’s impact in terms of class hours, class size, and years of service. All HST students (MEMP, MD, and GEMS) who teach in the HST curriculum are eligible for nomination.

Past Recipients

2019 Tom Howard, MD Candidate