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Constanza Camargo Receives 2022 WSA Mentoring and Leadership Award

, by DCEG Staff

Maria Constanza Camargo, Ph.D., Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, was selected for the 2022 DCEG Women Scientist Advisor’s Mentoring and Leadership Award. This honor recognizes DCEG and CCR investigators for exceptional dedication, leadership, and tireless efforts to promote and nurture NCI women scientists at all stages of their careers. 

Her nomination highlighted the following qualities:

“Dr. Camargo’s mentoring style is one of encouraging fellows to reach their full potential and to pursue their research interests. […] Even with the pressure and responsibilities that come with tenure-track, she continuously prioritizes fellows’ needs and their career development. Dr. Camargo makes an effort to match fellows with projects that align with their scientific interests and will take the initiative to collaborate with other leading experts in the field, thereby building her trainees' network and fostering future collaborations […] Dr. Camargo also advocates for work-life balance and is very sensitive to challenges that fellows of underrepresented backgrounds encounter in their career. It is known to each of her fellows that she is an advocate and invested in assisting them achieve their professional goals. She is a selfless person and our biggest cheerleader, and as fellows we are very fortunate to have her as our mentor”

“[…]Dr. Camargo is also passionate about serving the community, and is at the forefront of improving the scientific community by serving in various committees for disparities works. Her positive attitude towards research and life has made me more passionate and less stressed about my work and life. I think she is the kind of person who exemplifies how to be a good mentor without making much fuss about it, and consequently, inspires me to become one. I will eternally be grateful to have met her and have been mentored by her.”