Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Animal Science faculty member receives UConn mentorship award

Kristen Govoni
Kristen Govoni

The Department of Animal Science announced that Associate Professor Kristen Govoni is a recipient of the 2020 Presidential M1 Mentorship Award. The awards are given annually by UConn Health’s Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering and the Office of the Provost.

The Presidential M1 Mentorship Award Program seeks to create a national model for best practices in mentorship and formalize mentorship as an academic discipline by establishing a cadre of accomplished UConn faculty who can deliver mentorship to racial and ethnic underrepresented individuals along the biomedical science pipeline. Awardees receive funding to support efforts encompassing recruitment and mentorship of racial and ethnic underrepresented trainees at all stages of the pipeline from middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate students to junior faculty. Awardees also publish outcome results and experiences in scholarly journals and electronic media, attend national mentorship conferences and convene in a bi-annual symposium.

By Jason M. Sheldon