Published January 22, 2018
Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, director of the UB CTSI Workforce Development core and the program lead and principle investigator of the CTSI’s KL2 program, has been awarded the inaugural Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
The award is in recognition of an ACNP member who has been particularly successful in mentoring young scientists from underrepresented groups in the field of neuropsychopharmacology and related disciplines.
“This award shows that the work started by Dr. Dubocovich in the medical school is recognized beyond UB at the national level,” said David Dietz, PhD, associate professor and interim chair of the pharmacology and toxicology department.
Dubocovich, a SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology and the senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, is an ACNP fellow and has been a member of the organization since 1998.
Dubocovich develops and implements innovative programming that ensures inclusion and cultural enhancement as a means to achieve excellence for students and faculty, enriching the learning environment, strengthening the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ ties to nearby communities and contributing in measurable ways to improving the health of the region.
She received the 2017 UB President’s Medal, given in recognition of extraordinary service to the university.
Dubocovich also has been cited as the 2017 Outstanding Research Mentor Award recipient from the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program(CSTEP), a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Education Department to support talented underrepresented students pursing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), licensed professions and health-related professions.