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Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Excellence Award

The Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Excellence Award is based on the nominee’s contribution to research mentoring and its impact within the Department of Medicine. The key criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific impact and significance of the mentee’s research
  • Mentee productivity (publications)
  • Mentee funding (extramural and intramural)
  • Demonstration of a long-term commitment to mentoring
  • Serves as a role model to the department’s promising early career clinician scientists and basic scientists

Eligibility requirements

  • Nominees must have a primary faculty appointment in UMMC's Department of Medicine.
  • All nominees must be actively engaged in research in medicine or medicine-related fields.
  • Nominees should demonstrate a strong commitment to research mentorship of the department’s medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty.
  • Nominees may include basic, population, clinical or translational researchers/mentors.


  • Prior recipients of the Herbert Langford Research Mentor Award within last 3 years are ineligible.
  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination process

Nominators must be mentees of the nominee or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts. Self-nomination is not allowed. Nominations and nomination materials must be submitted by the primary nominator.

The nomination form and supporting materials are due by Monday, February 24, 2020. Please submit all nomination materials by email to Kim McGuire.

Nominators must submit the following:

  • A letter from the nominator summarizing the nominee’s influence as a role model and long term commitment to mentoring, the number of mentees trained, and impact on mentee research, productivity and funding. The letter of support is limited to two single-spaced pages using at least 11-point font.
  • A second letter of support. This should provide reviewers with helpful insights about the contribution of the nominee to research mentoring.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Selection process

Final evaluation of nomination materials and recipient selection will be conducted by the Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Award Selection Committee, comprised of members of the DOM Research Council Executive Committee.

Award presentation

The award will be presented March 31, 2020, at the Department of Medicine’s Research Day awards ceremony.

For more information

Email Kim McGuire or call (601) 815-9955.