The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) recognized John Ayanian for his remarkable dedication and contributions to the scientific research careers of their students, fellows, and trainees with the Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. He will be honored at the 2021 MICHR Mentor Awards Ceremony on November 15.
Ayanian is one of eleven faculty members chosen from a pool of nominees that represented a diverse group of U-M units, including Dentistry, Engineering, Ford School of Public Policy, Institute for Survey Research, Medicine, Public Health, and Social Work.
"We at MICHR are committed to promoting the careers of scholars and trainees in clinical and translational science," said MICHR Associate Director Dr. Vicki Ellingrod. "We believe that committed and effective mentoring plays a critical role in academic and scholarly success. Mentoring often goes unrecognized and unrewarded, and it is our hope that this award will lend high visibility to this crucial activity."
The Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award was established in 2012 to recognize faculty who foster the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth of their students, fellows, and trainees in the areas of clinical and translational health and research.