Outstanding Mentor Award Goes to Dr. Dawn Hershman

June 18, 2021


Dawn Hershman, MD, is being honored with the 2021 Mentor of the Year Award, an annual award bestowed by Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. The award celebrates and underscores the power of mentorship, and each year, mentors from the CUIMC community are nominated by students, postdocs, and faculty for their outstanding guidance and support provided to their fellow colleagues.

Dr. Hershman is American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and director of breast oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. She has developed nationally recognized expertise in cancer care delivery, late-effects of cancer therapy, health outcomes and health disparities research. At the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Hershman co-leads the Cancer Population Science research program

Throughout her career, Dr. Hershman has been a dedicated mentor and adviser to trainees, educators, and researchers. She was recognized for her avid support of women oncologists and trainees with the 2020 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. The award was presented to her during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) virtual annual meeting in May 2020.

This year, Dr. Hershman is one of four recipients of the Mentor of the Year Award at Columbia, which includes Donald Edmondson, PhD, MPH; Silvia S. Martins, MD, PhD; and Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN.