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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. 

Awards

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

 

2021 honorees

Click here to view the video announcement of the 2021 GWIMS Awards awardees. 

AwardHonoree
LouAnn Woodward, MD Authentic Leadership AwardNita Maihle, PhD
Assoc. Director of Basic Science Research
Cancer Center & Research Institute
Professor
Dept. Cell and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
Helen Barnes, MD Diversity and Inclusion AwardMichelle Owens, MD
Medical Director
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Professor
Dept. Obstectrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine
Innovation AwardMohadetheh Moulana, PhD
Director
Curriculum Development
Assistant Professor
Dept. Pshychiatry and Human Behavior
School of Medicine
Resilient Spirit AwardBhagyashri Navalkele, MD
Medical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Dept. Medicine
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Emerging Star Award (Student/Residents/Fellows)Megha Satpathy
Graduate Research Assistant
PhD Candidate
Dept. Biomedical Materials Science
School of Dentistry
Rising Star Award (Early-Career Faculty)Caroline Compretta, PhD
Co-Director
Community Engaged Research Core
Assistant Professor
Dept. Preventive Medicine
School of Population Health
Shining Star Award (Mid-Career Faculty)Crystal Lim, PhD
Director
Psychology Internship Program
Associate Professor
Dept. Psychiatry and Human Behavior
School of Medicine
Trailblazer Award (Male Faculty)Vikas Majithia, MD
Chief
Division of Rheumatology
Dept. Medicine
Professor
School of Medicine

Trainee Recognition Award

Mary Nittala, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dept. Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine

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