Friday, November 18, 2011

Faculty Mentoring Award established to honor Potts


Throughout his career at the MGH, John T. Potts Jr., MD – chairman of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief from 1981 to 1996 and director of Research from 1995 to 2004 – has served as an advisor and guide to countless staff members. In honor of his contributions through mentorship, the John T. Potts Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award was created to support senior faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in helping junior faculty and trainees succeed for 10 years or more. Potts is the inaugural recipient of the award, which was presented to him Nov. 8 by Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president.

“I am grateful to receive this award,” says Potts. “I’m especially pleased that despite the many fiscal and regulatory pressures the MGH faces, it still elects to celebrate mentoring, a tribute to our leadership and its values.”

The award, which will be given annually, is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.  

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