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Abbott’s mentoring award featured in UWSMPH Building Communities blog

 Abbott’s mentoring award featured in UWSMPH Building Communities blog

In April, we learned that David Abbott, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, was one of just five educators on campus to receive the UW-Madison Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities from the UW-Madison Office of the Provost. Now, a new post on the UW SMPH Building Communities blog offers more perspective on Abbott’s award, and the inspiring role he plays in students’ lives.

Check out the blog post, which expands on the scale of his mentorship of undergraduates, and includes some great feedback from a student who has worked with Dr. Abbott:

“I have had many mentors, but none have come close to the magnitude of impact that Dr. Abbott has had on my professional, personal, and academic development,” says Lukas Henjum, an undergraduate currently in Abbott’s lab. “In journal club, he fosters an inclusive atmosphere where I immediately felt like I belonged. These meetings have taught me not to ask ‘what,’ but instead to ask ‘why.’ These are skills that I will carry with me throughout my life and are invaluable assets to my professional development.””

Read the whole article here. Congratulations again, Dr. Abbott!