Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students: Rakesh Singh, PhD

April 15, 2021

Image with caption: Rakesh Singh, PhD

Rakesh Singh, PhD

Rakesh Singh, PhD, of the UNMC Department of Pathology and Microbiology, will receive the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students at the annual faculty meeting, which will be held virtually through Zoom at 3 p.m. today.

Dr. Gold to address faculty

UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, will give his annual address to the faculty, titled "Gratitude and Altitude: Expressing Thanks and Achieving New Heights in Challenging Times" at the annual faculty meeting. The virtual awards ceremony will be accessible to the UNMC community via Zoom during the event and archived afterward.

  • Name: Rakesh Singh, PhD
  • Title: Professor, pathology and microbiology, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: August 1995
  • Hometown: Dawani, Ballia (U.P.), India

What are the greatest rewards of mentoring?

The greatest reward of mentoring is knowing that I contribute to graduate students' training and help them be the best they can be, witness their progress professionally and personally and treasure their success as scientists and human beings.

Describe a moment in your career when you realized you had picked the right occupation.

I consider myself fortunate to be a small part of each of my student's careers. Every day mentoring is a learning experience for me and an exciting opportunity to witness the changes students go through during their program of study.

What are the biggest challenges you face as a mentor?

The biggest challenges include: setting reasonable goals for the projects, building student's confidence and independence and developing a trusting mentor/mentee relationship. Also, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a whole new set of challenges for our students and faculty.

How do you know when you've been successful as a mentor?

I feel successful as a mentor when my students are successful in their careers and professional life.

P. Thangaraju
May 06, 2021 at 12:08 AM

Congratulations and Best wishes Dr. Rakesh Singh for your achievements and honour at UNMC. P. Thangaraju, Former VC, TANUVAS and Pro VC, SRM University and currently Managing Director Centre for Medical Genetics Chennai

Gitanjali Javir
April 24, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Congratulations Sir !!! You are a great mentor.

Omalla Olwenyi
April 22, 2021 at 2:48 PM


Charles Kuszynski
April 19, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Congratulations!!!! A well deserved honor.

Dr Upendra Kumar
April 16, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Big congratulations dear Rakesh. Keep it up.👍

Tom O’Connor
April 15, 2021 at 6:39 PM

Kudos, Rakesh! A great selection. Keep up the tremendous work. You’re a great mentor - no doubt.

amar singh
April 15, 2021 at 12:08 PM

A Well Deserved Recognition, Congratulations Dr. Singh!

Kristi Horeis
April 15, 2021 at 11:41 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh. Well-earned recognition.

Lisa Sund
April 15, 2021 at 10:35 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh!

Maneesh Jain
April 15, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh!! Well deserved!! You inspire so many with your kindness and patience!!

V P Singh
April 15, 2021 at 9:49 AM

Congratulations for your achievements V P Singh GM (GP-S) ONGC

Brooke Seaton
April 15, 2021 at 9:02 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!

Liz Tierney
April 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh!

Michelle Varney
April 15, 2021 at 8:46 AM

Congratulations! A well deserved honor. I am proud to have been one of your students.

Shantaram Joshi
April 15, 2021 at 8:32 AM

Well Deserved Recognition, Congratulations Dr. Singh!

Priti Gandhi
April 15, 2021 at 8:28 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh!

Peter Iwen
April 15, 2021 at 8:12 AM

Congratulations Rakesh. This is well deserved!

Amy Dodson
April 15, 2021 at 7:55 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh!!

Kusum K Kharbanda
April 15, 2021 at 7:40 AM

Congratulations, Rakesh!

Nicole Hackendahl
April 15, 2021 at 7:26 AM

Wonderful and so deserving, Dr. Singh -- Congrats!

Anju Shrivastava
April 15, 2021 at 7:24 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh, we are very proud of you.

Dr. Vijay Singu
April 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM

Congratulations Dr. Singh.