Dr. William Talbot Awarded the 2020 Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Contributions to Stanford University

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Congratulations to Dr. William Talbot who was recently awarded the 2020 Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Contributions to Stanford University. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the achievement of the university’s goals, is open to all members of the Stanford community.

Talbot, a professor of developmental biology who served as senior associate dean for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in the School of Medicine from September 2015 through August 2020, teaches in the HumBio Core in HumBio 2A: Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology.

He was honored “for connecting diverse and underrepresented postdoctoral candidates with Stanford faculty through the development of the Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine.”

He was commended “for wholeheartedly supporting the graduate experience for biosciences PhD students by creating communities that center justice, equity, inclusion and belonging.”

Talbot was also honored “for taking the lead in evaluating past biosciences efforts and future commitments to racial justice, culminating in the Biosciences Commitment to Justice and Action,” and “for his extraordinarily inclusive model of leadership that leverages the skills of those around him, while empowering staff to promote ideas.”

You can read the full announcement and other recipient here.