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Angela Wandinger-Ness

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center | Albuquerque, New Mexico | 2020
Angela Wandinger-Ness is Professor of Pathology and the Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Endowed Professor in Cancer Cell Biology and Clinical Translation at the University of New Mexico’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center. She's served in this role since 1998 and has spent more than 33 years mentoring students. Effective mentorship for Angela encompasses valuing differences, establishing partnerships with trust and reciprocity, uncovering strengths, supporting growth opportunities, and forging paths to achievement. For over 30 years, Angela has built STEM training programs for high school students through postdoctoral fellows that encourage diversity and rigorous professional development. Angela's mentees encompass over 370 students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.