CHILD investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj has been recognized with a University of Alberta FoMD Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Tier II Basic Science).
As part of her nomination, students past and present attested to the impact of her mentorship on their careers.
“I’m honoured and am grateful for the great young scholars I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” comments Dr. Kozyrskyj.
Dr. Kozyrskyj is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta and the principal investigator of the SyMBIOTA (Synergy in Microbiota) research program, a CIHR-funded Canadian Microbiome Initiative that derives its data from the CHILD Cohort Study.
- “I have witnessed first-hand how ferociously Anita supports trainees, not just in their research but in their life goals.”
- “Anita is not only an incredible intellectual who pushes all her mentees to realize their fullest academic potential, she also respects one’s personal aspirations and promotes the development of personal values…”
- “With Anita’s close guidance, constant reassurance, and hours of assistance, I published a first-author paper as an undergraduate. I now realize how uncommon it is for a PI to give that much time to promote an undergraduate’s career development.”