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2019 Karches Mentorship Prize Now Open for Nominations

The Peter Karches Mentorship Prize is awarded annually to up to four trainees (post-doctoral associates, post-doctoral fellows, and/or graduate students) serving as mentors to high school and undergraduate students, as well as to technicians with undergraduate degrees obtained in the past five years, while working in KI laboratories. 

Each laboratory in our building will be able to nominate up to two mentors for consideration for the prize and, therefore, the PIs will need to be involved in the decision-making in this process. Previous winners of the Karches Prize are ineligible for nomination. Nominations must be submitted to by noon Monday, October 9, 2019. Winners will be announced at the KI Retreat. See prize details and nomination form here.

In addition to recognizing the contributions of trainee mentors at the KI, this prize celebrates Peter Karches’s extraordinary legacy. Mr. Karches spent his career at Morgan Stanley, rising to become president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley’s institutional securities and investment banking group. A passionate horse racing fan, he bred and raced thoroughbreds, and co-chaired the New York Racing Association. After a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Mr. Karches passed away in April 2006. In honor of Mr. Karches’s generosity, intellect, and steadfast commitment to family and friends, James Goodwin, a close friend of the Karches family, has established the Peter Karches Mentorship Prize at the KI.