Fernando Macian-Juan, MD, PhD Memorial Fund

Fernando Macian-Juan In Memoriam

To recognize and celebrate the important role which mentors serve during the education, training, and advancement of graduate students into successful scientists, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has established the Dr. Fernando Macian-Juan Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring.

This award honors the memory of Dr. Fernando Macian-Juan who was a professor of pathology, member of the Einstein Institute for Aging Research and Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, associate director of the Einstein Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and an Einstein faculty member for over 20 years. Dr. Macian was a pioneering scientist in immunology, cancer, and aging research who was recognized as an outstanding and devoted mentor of Einstein graduate students. He was at all times a steadfast advocate for graduate students and represented their interests on multiple institutional committees.

The Dr. Fernando Macian-Juan Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring will be awarded annually to recognize an Einstein faculty member who provides outstanding scientific and personalized mentoring of Einstein graduate students. Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to, displaying outstanding mentoring practices to graduate students which support their pursuit of a successful career in the biomedical sciences, including imparting to them exceptional feedback, guidance, and advice while providing access to academic and professional advancement, resources, and opportunities in a safe, encouraging, and inclusive environment. If you have any questions regarding the nomination or selection process, please contact Victoria Freedman, PhD.

We invite you to add your support to the Fernando Macian-Juan Memorial Fund, which will allow this award to honor Dr. Macian’s legacy in perpetuity, rewarding Einstein faculty whose commitment to mentoring their students is as paramount to their role as it was to Dr. Macian.

If you are interested in learning more about how you might maximize your tribute to Dr. Fernando Macian-Juan, please contact Suzanne M. Murphy, EdD, Vice President of Development at 718.430.2917 or suzanne.murphy@einsteinmed.edu.

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