Dr. Polly Newcomb, head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division, recently won a University of Washington School of Public Health Faculty Mentor Award.
At the June 11 award ceremony, Newcomb was lauded by her students for helping them develop feasible research ideas and guiding them in finding funding for their projects. Her nominating students said:
- “She is generous with her time and her rich data sources, providing guidance and support while giving her students a great deal of responsibility and holding them accountable for performing high quality research.”
- “She fosters an environment that promotes collaboration among trainees and networking with other researchers.”
- “Polly holds weekly meetings with her mentees that bring everyone together to discuss their research and provide feedback to one another.”
- “I know that I have become a better epidemiologist as a direct result of working with Dr. Newcomb.”
Previous Center recipients of this award include Drs. Johanna Lampe and Beti Thompson.