Majewska honored by NINDS for exceptional mentorship

Jun. 21, 2022

Ania Majewska, Ph.D., has been named a 2022 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship awardee by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for her dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. Majewska is a professor of Neuroscience and principal investigator of the Majewska Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

In 2021, Majewska was recognized for her outstanding mentorship – receiving the Peter Shrager Award for her successful leadership of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, dedication to science, and compassion. She was also named the Outstanding Graduate Program Director in 2020 by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also one of the founding members of the Neuroscience Diversity Commission.

“This is a truly deserved honor. Ania has spent nearly two-decades dedicated to neuroscience and her students at the University,” said John Foxe, Ph.D., director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and chair of the Neuroscience Department. “Part of her success comes from uplifting those around her and holding others to the same standard. She is a true champion in the kind of mentorship that is needed at the bench to make sure there is equitability in science.”

 “Strong, effective mentorship is critical for preparing the next generation of neuroscientists to do outstanding, important science. With the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship, NINDS is recognizing the exceptional commitment of these six awardees to the growth and development, both scientific and professional, of their mentees. Moreover, these Landis awardees have been leaders and role models for fostering diversity of the scientific workforce, both through their individual mentorship and institutional activities that promote both recruitment and inclusion of a diverse population of trainees and faculty,” says Stephen Korn, Ph.D., director of the NINDS Office of Training and Workforce Development.

Majewska will receive $100,000 supplement for an existing NINDS grant to support her effort to foster the career advancement of additional trainees.