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Awards and Recognition

The UMMC GWIMS chapter presents seven awards each year to outstanding female UMMC faculty members, students or trainees and members of the UMMC community. The Trailblazer Award is presented to a male faculty member.

The UMMC GWIMS chapter is seeking nominations for our 2020-2021 Awards Program. The GWIMS awards are intended to recognize distinguished women and men in our UMMC community who have demonstrated remarkable support for the advancement of women's careers in medicine and science. 

Awards

Below is a list of GWIMS awards. Click here for a PDF list of each award's criteria and eligibility requirements.

  • LouAnn Woodward, MD Authentic Leadership Award
  • Helen Barnes, MD Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • UMMC GWIMS Innovation Award
  • UMMC GWIMS Resilient Spirit Award
  • UMMC GWIMS Emerging Star Award (Student/Residents/Fellows)
  • UMMC GWIMS Rising Star Award (Early-Career Faculty)
  • UMMC GWIMS Shining Star Award (Mid-Career Faculty)
  • UMMC GWIMS Trailblazer Award (Male Faculty)
  • UMMC GWIMS Mentor Award
  • UMMC GWIMS Trainee Recognition Award

Please submit award nominations and supporting documentation by email to gwims@umc.edu and a copy to apalei@umc.edu. Please mention "2020-2021 GWIMS Award Nomination" in your email subject. Applications are due Feb. 19, 2021.

Departmental leaders are encouraged to nominate candidates for awards. Candidates can also self-nominate for awards, except for the GWIMS Mentor Award. Current members of the GWIMS Executive Board are not eligible for awards, except for the GWIMS Trainee Recognition Award.

Please email apalei@umc.edu if you have any question regarding the application process.

 

2020 honorees

 

Photo of 2020 awards recipients

2019 honorees

LouAnn Woodward, MD Authentic Leadership Award - Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD
Helen B. Barnes, MD Diversity and Inclusion Award - Felicia Tardy, MD
Innovation Award - Barbara Alexander, PhD
Resilient Spirit Award - Julie Schumacher, PhD
Emerging Star Award - Erin Taylor, PhD
Rising Star Award - Felicitas Koler, MD
Shining Star Award - Jennifer Sasser, PhD
Trailblazer Award - Alan Jones, MD
Photo of 2020 awards recipients

Back row (L-R): Jennifer Sasser, Felicia Tardy, Alan Jones, Loretta Jackson-Williams
Front row (L-R): Barbara Alexander, Erin Taylor, Julie Schumacher

2018 honorees

LouAnn Woodward, MD Authentic Leadership Award - Jane Reckelhoff, PhD
Helen B. Barnes, MD Diversity and Inclusion Award - Juanyce Taylor, PhD
Innovation Award - Alexandra Castillo, PhD
Resilient Spirit Award - Penni Lowery, NP
Emerging Star Award - Ashley Albert, MD
Rising Star Award - Anju Sukumaran, MD
Shining Star Award - Mobolaji Famuyide, MD
Trailblazer Award - Abhay Bhatt, MD

Photo of 2018 awards recipients

(L-R): Ashley Albert, Anju Sukumaran, Abhay Bhatt, Juanyce Taylor

2017 honorees

LouAnn Woodward, MD Authentic Leadership Award - LouAnn Woodward, MD
Helen B. Barnes, MD Diversity and Inclusion Award - Helen B. Barnes, MD
Innovation Award - Merry Lindsey, PhD
Resilient Spirit Award - Bettina Beech, MD
Emerging Star Award - Kristine DeLeon-Pennell, PhD
Rising Star Award - Sarah Sterling, PhD
Shining Star Award - Pia Chatterjee Kirk, DM
Trailblazer Award - Robert Prodell, MD