A Well-Deserved Honor for Dr. Papin
Professor of Biomedical Engineering Jason Papin is the 2017 recipient of the School of Medicine's Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and mentoring doctoral candidates or postdoctoral fellows pursuing careers in basic or clinical laboratory research.
Nomination for this award must be from a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or clinical fellow. Jason's student nominators noted that he is a mentor who tailors his mentorship style to his students' needs and who cares about the growth of the individual beyond research.
"Jason has cultivated in me the ability to truly be an independent thinker and scientist, and I believe this to be true for all his graduate students in the past, in the present, and undoubtedly into the future." -- Student Nominator
More about this award: This award was established in honor of Robert J. Kadner, PhD, Norman J. Knorr Professor of Microbiology, who served as the senior founding Chair of the Academy of Distinguished Educators until his death in August of 2005. Robert Kadner devoted his 35-year career at the University of Virginia to the pursuit of outstanding teaching, training and mentorship of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty. This award recognizes faculty in the School of Medicine who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to teaching and mentoring PhD candidates and/or postdoctoral fellows with MD or PhD degrees pursuing careers in basic, translational, and/or clinical laboratory research.