Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award
The Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award was established by the American Indian Staff Forum in 1998 to honor retired staff member Anne Medicine's legacy of mentoring and to encourage others to strive for the depth of her commitment. A perpetual plaque in the Native American Cultural Center records the history of each year's winner.
About Anne Medicine:
Anne Ninham Medicine (Seneca) graduated from the Haskell Institute, a government boarding school for Native Americans in Lawrence, Kan., and earned a master’s in education at Harvard. After founding a half-day school for Native American children in Chicago, she worked with Operation Breadbasket, an advocacy group led by Jesse Jackson, and then with a Native American health program in South Dakota. In 1981, she joined Stanford as the first Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies to recruit and advocate for Native American graduate students. She was co-director of the Native American Cultural Center and an Assistant Dean in the Medical School during her 16 years at Stanford. Anne Medicine announced her retirement from Stanford in May of 1997 and passed five years later in February of 2002. The annual Anne Medicine Mentorship Award was established by the American Indian Staff Forum to honor her legacy.