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UMMC GWIMS Innovation Award

The Innovation Award's purpose is to acknowledge a female UMMC faculty member who has achieved significant innovative academic accomplishments. Presented to an individual who has developed original, new, novel, inventive, and/or creative programs, projects, initiatives, or other endeavors that ultimately contribute to the accomplishment of the institutional missions of education, research, and/or patient care.

The candidate or team must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and trainees
  • Participation in committees or activities to further develop leadership skills
  • Exemplary professionalism
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change


UMMC female faculty member of any school in basic science or clinical positions with no specific academic title required

To self-nominate or to nominate a well-deserving individual, please return the following required information:

  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • Up to two (2) letters of recommendation are preferred, but not required

Submit all awards materials to