Paul Scheet, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Quite simply, the opportunity to mentor students in the Graduate School is the best thing that has happened to me in my career.
I believe I have a story to share with trainees: one of overcoming self doubt, of having the confidence to get lost and not panic, to get comfortable with failures, to not be scared of working feverishly, of taking pride in doing something truly novel. I strive to give them an environment in which they have the security to learn and experience these things and also in which they can be acutely challenged. This was the great fortune afforded to me during my own PhD, and I want my trainees to have this same opportunity to grow.