Yvonne Ou, MD, Received 2021-2022 Long-Term Mentor Award

October 26, 2022

Yvonne Ou, MD, was nominated and selected for the UCSF School of Medicine 2021-22 Long-Term Mentor Award by her mentee, Alan Kong. Her mentorship exemplifies the UCSF commitment to fostering the pursuit of innovation, leadership, and research.

Yvonne Ou, MD, Professor, Ophthalmology
Mentee: Alan Kong (Class of 2022)
Project Title: Thrombospondin-1 is Synaptoprotective in a Retina Explant Model

Dr. Ou has continually found ways for me to share my research to both get feedback and to improve my resume as I approached residency application season. I was able to turn my Deep Explore project into an abstract for a conference, and while working with Dr. Ou these last four years, I have published three first-author articles and have another set of articles that are under review. As a student who came into medical school without any publications, Dr. Ou has not only helped me realize my full potential, but she has also shown me that I enjoy the scientific process, especially writing. – Alan Kong

Click here for more information regarding the Long-Term Student Research and Faculty Mentorship Celebrated at 2022 Inquiry Symposium & Awards Ceremony.