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Jacques Ravel, PhD, selected as PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentor
Jacques Ravel, PhD, was chosen as one of the twelve University System of Maryland’s PROMISE AGEP Outstanding Faculty Mentors, for 2015-2016. Dr. Ravel is Associate Director Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences, and Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The University System of Maryland’s (USM) PROMISE AGEP is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentors were chosen by underrepresented graduate students in STEM fields, and leaders of STEM diversity programs The PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentors were chosen by underrepresented graduate students in STEM fields, and leaders of STEM diversity programs such as the NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Programs (LSAMP-BD) at UMBC and College Park, and the NIH Meyerhoff Biomedical Graduate Fellowship Program at UMBC and UMB.
The nominees include a range of STEM faculty from assistant to full professors who are mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows at UMBC, UM College Park, and UMB. Mentors were selected for one or more of the following reasons: recommended and applauded by graduate students for diversity and inclusion efforts and actions, involvement in STEM diversity conversations, participation in PROMISE and Graduate Student Development activities (e.g., seminar panels, round table discussions), and/or a research agenda that broadens the participation of underrepresented STEM scholars.
"It is an honor to be recognized as one of the PROMISE AGEP Outstanding Faculty Mentor. My research goals in improving women’s health disparity have contributed greatly to my mentoring of fantastic and highly motivated female students and postdoctoral fellows over the years. They are very much the reason I received this honor”
Latéy Bradford (part of the Ravel Lab), is a PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD program). She was selected to present a TED-style talk at a recent conference sponsored by the PROMISE Alliance for Graduate Education at the University of Maryland College Park on February 13, 2015. Latéy gave an engaging overview of her dissertation topic: “The Dynamics in the Vaginal Ecosystem and Development of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis”. She received an award for the best presentation in this category.
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