DEB Faculty Earn Mentoring Honors

Head shots of Maria Glymour and Tom Newman of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, and Thomas Newman, MD, MPH, have recently been honored for their mentoring efforts. 

Newman, professor emeritus and former head of the Clinical Epidemiology division, received the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award at the association’s meeting on May 7 in San Francisco. The Award recognizes the contributions of an APA member who has provided outstanding mentorship to learners or colleagues, both locally and nationally, and serves as a model to others who aspire to mentor others as they mature.

Glymour, associate professor in the Chronic Disease division, is the 2017 recipient of the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award for faculty at the associate professor rank. She was honored at an awards ceremony on April 25 at the UCSF Library. As director of the PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science since 2013, Glymour has shepherded students through the PhD program and currently works with 21 PhD students.

“For a long time we in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics have recognized Tom and Maria as outstanding teachers and mentors,” said Robert A. Hiatt, department chair. “We’re proud of their work with our students, and we’re extremely happy to see them be recognized more broadly.”