Michael Hudgens, PhD, is the winner of the 2023 Larsh Award.
Established in 1997, the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship recognizes a current member of the Gillings School faculty who best exemplifies the qualities of mentoring and commitment to students that Dr. Larsh embodied and valued so highly. Larsh was a health behavior faculty member from 1942 to 1981. The $4,500 prize may be used in any way that enhances the faculty member’s ability to mentor and support students.
UNC CFAR’s Biostatistics Core Director, Michael, received the 2023 Larsh Award. He has experience in collaborative research and statistical methodology development related to studies of infectious diseases
Learn more about what students had to say about Dr. Hudgens
“His advising style is fine-tuned and key to his student’s successes and positive outcomes,” wrote one nominator. “He sets high, yet reasonable standards for his students and then gives them the tools to succeed. He is an expert at structuring academic arguments and a scrupulous editor; he passes those skills on to his students through extremely close partnerships on writing manuscripts, helping every student paper reach its maximum potential.”
“Dr. Hudgens is one of the most patient, thoughtful, and respectful professors in the department. He always goes out of his way to help students who need help,” another nominator recalled. “[When] I struggled with a research project, he patiently answered all of my questions, encouraged me throughout the whole process, and served as a great role model in terms of work ethic. He made me realize that my work is appreciated and help is always available. Working with Dr. Hudgens has provided me a great opportunity to grow intellectually and personally.”
CONGRATULATIONS DR. HUDGENS