Community Service Award—Samuel Silverstein, MD, the John C. Dalton Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics



Cited by nominators for his “outstanding leadership,” Dr. Silverstein founded Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers, a professional development program that provides paid fellowships for New York metropolitan area secondary science teachers to perform hands-on research in Columbia University laboratories. More than 100 faculty members have mentored teachers and led professional development seminars and workshops.

Over the past 29 years, the program has engaged 329 science teachers and benefited their nearly 275,000 students. The program, its graduates, and their students have earned 53 national, state, and local awards since 2003.