NINDS recognizes Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., for outstanding mentorship

August 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Current and former trainees successfully nominated Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., for this year’s Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health).

Dr. Paulson directs the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center and co-directs the U-M Protein Folding Diseases Initiative.

Trainees often equated his mentorship style as treating people equally and with unwavering respect, and as a mentor who educated trainees not only about science and medicine but also on approaches to overcoming obstacles and career stress, according to the NINDS.

The Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship is made annually by the NINDS to support researchers’ efforts in advancing the careers of students and postdoctoral fellows in their laboratories.

The award is named for Story Landis, Ph.D., who was the director of NINDS from 2003-2014 and established programs to help promote the development of neuroscientists. Dr. Landis was known for her dedication to mentorship, providing guidance to researchers at all stages of their careers.

“Effective mentors are critical for inspiring and guiding current and future brain scientists towards highly successful careers. This award demonstrates the significance that NINDS places on mentorship and recognizes the awardees for their dedication to motivating and encouraging students and early-career researchers,” said Stephen Korn, Ph.D., the director of NINDS’ Office of Training and Workforce Development.