On the evening of January 29, 2019, at the Gala event of AllerGen’s final Research Conference, eight exceptional members of the AllerGen network were recognized for their excellence as mentors, and four others were awarded grants to support the development of their mentoring skills.
Participating in the ceremonies were members of the Harkness family: Michelle’s husband Glenn and daughter Kasey, who also served on the committees that selected the winners for this, the inaugural presentation of the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards (MHMA).
Photo above, from L to R: Min Hyung Ryu (representing Dr. Chris Carlsten); Loubna Akhabir; Lianne Soller; Mary-Ellen Rayner; Kasey Harkness; Manel Jordana; Gurpreet Singhera; Glenn Harkness; Meghan Azad; Jeremy Hirota; Sue Keller-Olaman; Paige Lacy.
2019 MHMA Lifetime Mentoring Achievement awardee:
2019 Mentoring Excellence – Investigator awardees:
2019 Mentoring Excellence – Non-Investigator awardees:
2019 MHMA Mentorship Development Grant awardees: