John Foxworth, Pharm.D., professor of medicine and assistant dean for faculty development, and Vincent Barone, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, have been selected as winners of the School of Medicine’s 2015 Mentoring Awards.
Foxworth will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, an honor given to a professor. Barone is the recipient of the Excellence in Mentoring Award, recognizing an associate or assistant professor.
The awards recognize significant contributions to enhance and develop the careers of faculty and trainees through generosity, listening, objectivity, and constructive feedback regarding career and professional/personal development. Rebecca Pauly, M.D., professor of medicine, announced the awards. She joined the faculty in 2013 with a special appointment in the dean’s office to develop a faculty mentoring program.
“The efforts in coaching, mentoring and sponsoring our faculty, trainees and students by Dr. Foxworth and Dr. Barone are laudable and valued,” Pauly said.
The awards will be presented in a ceremony on Sept. 17 at the School of Medicine, following the annual faculty tenure and promotion reception and special unveiling ceremony of the sculpture of Dean Emerita Betty M. Drees, M.D.
Foxworth has been a member of the School of Medicine faculty since 1983 and served on the faculty council as chair. He is currently chair of the faculty development committee. Foxworth is also active in mentoring residents and students in research efforts.
Barone joined the School of Medicine in 2006. He serves as associate director of the developmental and behavioral sciences medical fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital and is director of developmental and behavioral sciences at the Children’s Mercy South Clinic.
Winners of the Mentoring Awards are selected from nominees who have been School of Medicine faculty members for a minimum of five years. Both tenure track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible.