Congratulations to BIOST's George Tseng on receiving the 2019 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring which annually recognizes up to four faculty members for outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. In addition to the public honor, each award includes a cash prize to the graduate faculty member of $2,500.
George (Chien-Cheng) Tseng, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health
With research in biostatistics, human genetics and computational and systems biology, as well as a focus on statistical applications of genomics and bioinformatics, Tseng leads a team of doctoral students at the Bioinformatics and Statistical Learning Group lab, which he established in 2008. The lab’s work has been published in such journals as Statistica Sinica, Translational Psychiatry and Human Pathology.
“In early years, I learned to prioritize what’s important,” Tseng said. “The earlier stage, there are fewer students. At that time, I had less experience so I was more focused on daily routine and how to get things done. But later I think I could pay more attention to their long-term career development — their unique personalities and their interests — and really motivate them.”
A vital part of the academic mission of the University, training the next generation of professional scholars is led by devoted faculty mentors who provide the intellectual and personal leadership to support, encourage, and promote students' personal and professional development, providing a foundation for students' careers long after the degree has been granted.
Find out more about this year's four faculty honorees and about the provost's awards.