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UMMC GWIMS Mentor Award

The Mentor Award's purpose is to acknowledge a female UMMC faculty member who has achieved significant accomplishments in mentorship. Such an individual has shaped the directions of academic medicine and science by fostering the careers of trainees, peers, colleagues, and/or collaborators.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and/or trainees
  • Service as a mentor, advisor, sponsor, and/or teacher of women faculty and/or trainees
  • A steadfast commitment to career development and advancement of faculty and/or trainees at the UMMC organization
  • Participation in committees or activities to further develop mentorship skills
  • Professional excellence
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women faculty, non-faculty, trainees, and staff members on the UMMC campus


  • UMMC female faculty member of any school in basic science or clinical positions with no specific academic title required
  • Past or current participation in the GWIMS Mentoring Program as a mentor (matched or unmatched with a mentee)

To nominate a well-deserving individual, please return the following required information by the application deadline:

  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation are required. It is anticipated, but not required, that applicants are nominated by one of their previous/current mentees (not necessarily members of the UMMC community)

Submit all award materials to: