Georgia Sadler And Michael Sailor
As Outstanding Faculty Mentors To Students
By Michael Dabney
California, San Diego faculty members Georgia Robins Sadler
and Michael Sailor will be honored this week for their outstanding
services as mentors to UCSD undergraduates.
Sadler, clinical professor
in the Department of Surgery, and Sailor, professor of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, both serve as mentors through UCSD’s
Faculty Mentor Program, one of various undergraduate enhancement
initiatives offered by the Academic Enrichment Programs unit
under Student Affairs. The two professors will be recognized
at the 2004 Faculty Mentor Program Research Symposium to be
held June 1 and June 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Price Center.
will receive her award for her contributions to mentoring in
the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, while Sailor will
receive his for mentoring excellence in Science and Engineering.
In addition to honoring
outstanding mentors, the purpose of the symposium is to allow
students in the Faculty Mentor Program to present before peers
and faculty the scholarly research they have produced over the
past two quarters as participants in the program, and to encourage
more undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in
research and college teaching.
Sailor, Do Kim (UCSD Senior, Revelle), Valerie P. Ng (UCSD
Junior, Revelle) from L-R
Mentor Program has been extremely fortunate over the years to
have attracted a wide range of dedicated and talented faculty
who give of their valuable time to nurture undergraduates in
research and graduate school preparation,” says David
Artis, Ph.D., director of Academic Enrichment Programs. “And
it is especially a privilege to honor two mentors such as Drs.
Sadler and Sailor who have been nominated by their mentored
students for exhibiting exemplary mentoring qualities,”
Sadler, since becoming
a mentor in the program in 1993, has often taken up to five
students at a time under her wing for individualized research
experiences in her breast cancer screening studies and other
Sailor, who specializes
in material science, has been a mentor since 1992 and is often
cited by students for his “personalized dedication to
students’ professional growth, his compassion for the
learning process, and for challenging students to ‘think
outside the box,’” says Darlene Salmon, coordinator
of the Faculty Mentor Program.
Like other undergraduates
in the program, students mentored by Sadler and Sailor often
go on to graduate school after graduation.
Students mentored this year by Sadler (and the titles of their
research presentations at the Faculty Mentor Program Research
York, Warren College, Biology Major: Recruiting African
American Women via Health Parties.
- Tami Chau
Chheng, Muir College, Biology Major: Then and Now:
Asian American Breast Cancer Screning Rates.
Wong, Marshall College, Biology Major: Breast Cancer
Screening Rates Among Asian American Women.
Sims, Marshall College, Human Development Major:
Norming the Panas for the African American Community.
- Erin Gonzales,
Revelle College, Biology Major: Mining Your Data: What to
Do When Your Primary Hypothesis Does Not Yield Significant
- Paul Lee
Reeves, Warren College, Political Science Major:
Effecting Social Change Via the Media.
- Eric Ricote
Briones, Roosevelt College, Biology Major: Media
Enhanced Scientific Studies.
- Wennie Huang,
Revelle College, Biology Major: Breast Cancer Screening Rates
Among Asian American Women.
this year by Sailor (and the titles of their symposium research
- Peter Kim,
Warren College, Biology Major: Controlled Drug Delivery with
Ng, Revelle College, Biology Major: Properties of
Porous Silicon as a Device for Improved Delivery of Medicinal
For a complete listing
of all 137 undergraduates presenting at the Faculty Mentor Program
Research Symposium, their mentors, and research presentation
titles, please contact Darlene
Salmon, or (858) 534-5791.
Media Contact: Michael
Dabney, (858) 822-3432