Faculty member Kim Huffman, MD, PhD is one of two recipients of the first annual Dr. Neil Spector Art of Medicine Award. Duke physician Neil Spector, MD was a was a nationally recognized physician-scientist, translational research leader, and oncology mentor. The award recognizes exemplary mentorship practices in clinical and translational research. Recipients of the award demonstrate qualities well represented by Dr. Spector in his interactions with his patients, colleagues, and trainees: integrity, compassion, altruism, respect, and empathy.
“Kim embodies all of the characteristics of an exceptional mentor. She is singularly focused on helping her mentees identify their research passion and connecting them with the collaborators and resources they need to achieve success. She has an astute scientific mind and through her mentorship is able to develop that skill in her mentees. And on top of that, she is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about her mentees and other team members.”
Congratulations Kim on this recognition of your extraordinary mentorship!