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Awards and Recognition

The UMMC GWIMS chapter presents three 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.

2019 honorees

GWIMS award winners Barbara Alexander, Erin Taylor, Julie Schumacher, Jennifer Sasser, Felicia Tardy, Alan Jones and Loretta Jackson-WilliamsAward winner include front, from left, Barbara Alexander, PhD, Innovation Award; Erin Taylor, PhD, Emerging Star; Julie Schumacher, PhD, Resilient Spirit Award; and back, Jennifer Sasser, PhD, Shining Star; Felicia Tardy, PhD, Helen B. Barnes, Md, Diversity and Inclusion Award; Alan Jones, MD, Trailblazer Award; and Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD, LouAnn Woodward, MD, Authentic Leadership Award. Not pictured, Felicitas Koller, MD, Rising Star.


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)
  • UMMC GWIMS Shining Star Award (mid-career)
  • Helen Barnes, MD, Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • UMMC GWIMS Trailblazer Award (male)

Please check back for the announcement of the call for nominations.