Dr. Alan Wells Receives Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Alan Wells, PhD, received the 2013 Provost’s Award for Mentoring for his efforts in providing outstanding mentorship to his doctoral students. Dr. Wells was one of four University of Pittsburgh recipients.
Dr. Wells serves on thesis committees for Pitt students in addition to students attending other institutions in India, Germany, Australia, and throughout the United States. Dr. Wells is the Thomas J Gill III Professor of Pathology, vice chair of the Department of Pathology, and professor of computational and systems biology in Pitt’s School of Medicine. He also is a bioengineering professor in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering. Dr. Wells’ former students have gone on to successful careers in academia at Pitt and the University of Rochester, as well as in clinical and industry-related fields.
“The individuals recognized by this award have given their time, energy, and wisdom to help shape the next generation of researchers and scholars,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson. “In so doing, they have not only helped shape the intellectual and personal lives of the members of this generation, but also inspired them to continue advancing in the pursuit of knowledge.”
This award, which carries with it a $2,500 cash prize, honors professors who have nurtured the personal and professional development of students and provided a foundation for students’ careers long after their degrees have been granted. This is the eighth year of the award.