Graduate Students at Washington University honor outstanding faculty & staff at the 18th annual Outstanding Faculty and Staff (OFAS) Awards Ceremony hosted by the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) on April 6, 2017.
Jeff Henderson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, ID fellow 2002, was among the faculty who received an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. This prestigious award is offered to only seven faculty mentors, with nominations received from departments across both campuses at Washington University.
“This is an opportunity for faculty and staff from all departments across both the Danforth and Medical Campus to come together in order to celebrate and highlight something we have in common, despite the differences in each of our disciplines: outstanding mentorship and support,” says Roger Wong, who is the GSS OFSA committee chair and PhD student in public health services.
The awards ceremony is not only a time to celebrate those involved in mentoring and service, but it’s also a time for graduate students to learn more about mentors across campus that are outside their disciplines. “We typically don’t get the chance to hear about the contributions of faculty and staff members outside our departments,” Wong adds. “Through the awards ceremony, graduate students are able to formally express their gratitude to faculty and staff members who have significantly impacted their graduate experiences.”