Dr. Lisa B. Signorello, Director of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP), is the recipient of an individual NCI Director's Award for Outstanding Mentor “in recognition of her visionary guidance, undaunting leadership, and dedication to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) CPFP team, fostering the goal of the NCI mission overall.”
Dr. Signorello was nominated by the CPFP staff for her excellence in mentoring fellows and program staff and establishing relationships and environments that empower mentees to be successful. Specifically, Dr. Signorello’s team lauded her for her ability to identify and develop individual strengths, her commitment to wellness, and her dedication to promoting collaborations across and outside the Institute. The latter accomplishment is illustrated through her diligent efforts to initiate a partnership between the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and the NIH Hematology/Oncology Fellowship. These efforts culminated in a Joint Training in Cancer Prevention & Control track within the NIH Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.
Dr. Signorello expressed, “I am so privileged to be a daily part of the scientific, professional, and personal development of such a wonderful group of people. Mentoring is such a rewarding part of any career, and I am truly fortunate that it gets to be such a big part of mine.”
Dr. Signorello received her award at the 2019 NCI Director's Awards Ceremony on December 5, 2019, in the Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium in the Natcher Building on the main NIH Bethesda campus.