Meyerand Receives Prestigious Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Elizabeth Meyerand, winner of the 2019 Slesinger Award, sits at the far left with a group of women at a table.

ICTR celebrates the recent selection of Beth Meyerand by the UW Women Faculty Mentoring Program advisory committee for a 2019 Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring!

The Slesinger award was created to celebrate the often hidden work of individuals who help women faculty achieve their goals and reach their highest potential. Dr. Meyerand was selected on the basis of her sustained and impactful mentoring activities, including over 14 years in mentoring junior faculty.

During that time, she served on the mentoring committees of 21 junior faculty from the School of Medicine and Public Health, College of Engineering, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Letters and Science, all of whom were promoted with tenure. Many of the tenured women faculty provided personal attestations of the impact Dr. Meyerand has had on their career trajectories.

At ICTR, she is a Co-Director of our TL1 Program and Faculty Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation. In addition she is the Program Director for the new Women’s Health Concentration of the Clinical and Community Outcomes Certificate, an NRMN Master Facilitator who has led mentor training nationally, and the lead instructor for the new Team Science Training Workshop for TL1 trainees.

Among the many testimonial we had available to us for our nominating letter, this one stands out:

I approached Dr. Meyerand several times about mid-career questions and she was so kind to spend several hours with me learning about me, my challenges and my desired direction. She very carefully gave me thoughts without imposing her beliefs …To show so much respect for other people’s needs is a character trait one cannot learn in the classroom.

Dr. Meyerand will be honored at the Women Faculty Mentoring Program Reception for Newly Promoted and Tenured Women on Monday, 25 November, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room (2nd floor), Carson Gulley Center

If you can attend, please register [Register] and join us in showing your support for her substantial accomplishments!

Watch this video of Dr. Meyerand in her own words