Clark P. Read Mentor Award
Call for Nominations - 2020 Clark P. Read Mentor Award
The Clark P. Read Mentor Award is awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Nominations will close on January 25, 2020.
The award is to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Selection criteria include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:
Evidence of success of his or her undergraduates, graduates, or postdoctoral trainees in the field of parasitology;
Evidence of scholarship in research and graduate education;
Effective teaching methods;
Effective or unique aspects of bench training;
Evidence of an impact on the field of parasitology through their didactic and/or bench-level teaching;
Evidence of the development of a supportive, creative, and credible learning environment that facilitates the scholarly development of student-mentor partnerships in the various disciplines of parasitology,
Candidates for the award must be a member of ASP, at least by the time the award is given;
Minimum of four letters of support.
The award will consist of travel and accommodation expenses up to $1000 and a certificate to be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society. The recipient will be expected to deliver a 20 minute oral presentation to the membership of the Society emphasizing his or her views and experiences related to mentoring.
The nomination package for the Clark P. Read Mentor Award should include the following material:
Letter of Nomination
Current Curriculum Vitae
List of current and former students mentored, and if known, their present position/status including: *Undergraduate students *Graduate students *Post-doctoral trainees *Students on whose thesis/dissertation committee the nominee served
Letters of Support (minimum of 4) that speak to the nominee's strengths as a mentor:
*Former/current students – letters of support from former/current students should focus on firsthand evidence of the "mentorship" abilities of the nominee
*Colleagues – in addition to commenting on evidence of scholarship in research and publication, it is important that the individual writing the letter comment on the nominee's interaction with and influence on students in a mentorship capacity.
Please submit nominations to:
Dr. Eric (Sam) Loker
Department of Biology, MSC 03-2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Previous Clark P. Read Mentor Award Winners
1997 R. C. Anderson 2018 Janine Caira
1998 A. J. MacInnis 2019 Timothy Geary
1999 Gerald Esch
2001 Brent B. Nickol
2003 John Janovy, Jr.
2004 Sherwin Desser
2005 Gerry Schad
2007 R. Kuhn
2008 Donald Duszynski
2009 Mike Belosevic
2010 Armand Kuris
2011 B. Christensen
2012 William Font
2014 G. Perez-Ponce de Leon
2015 Eric. S. Loker
Clark P. Read received his Ph.D. from Rice University. Read held teaching and research positions at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Rice University. He authored over 150 articles during his short career. Read's work focused on the physiological interactions between intestinal-parasitic helminths and the vertebrate gut. He was the first recipient of the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal.