Jun 1, 2018
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Professors Anastassia Alexandrova and Margot Quinlan receive inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
 
As part of the UCLA Undergraduate Research Week held May 21-25, 2018, undergraduate student researchers who presented posters at the Research Poster Day were invited to nominate their mentor for a Faculty Mentor award to recognize the meaningful role their mentor has played in their undergraduate experience, research or career exploration, and the support they have received from their mentor for their professional goals. According to the call for nominations website, the award is meant to honor “the considerable dedication of faculty mentors who have served as effective and nurturing research mentors to undergraduate students.” Students were invited to nominate any faculty member who has supported their professional development through a trusting and respectful relationship. (Pictured right are Professors Anastassia Alexandrova and Margot Quinlan).
 
From the 89 nominationed faculty members, the Research Week campus committee chose 11 winners who were honored at the Undergraduate Research Week Dean’s Prize ceremony on May 25, 2018.
 
Recipients of the 2018 Faculty Mentor Awards:
 
Anastassia Alexandrova, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Gal Bitan, Neuroscience
Tiffany N. Brannon, Psychology
Wesley Campbell, Physics & Astronomy 
Erica Cartmill, Anthropology
Hilary Coller, Molecular, Cell & Development Biology 
Mary Corey, History
Karen M. Lyons, Orthopedic Surgery/ MCD Biology
David N. Myers, History
Margot Quinlan, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Patricia Z. Tan, Psychiatry