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UMMC GWIMS Resilient Spirit Award

The Resilient Spirit Award's purpose is to acknowledge a female member of the UMMC community who has achieved significant accomplishments in one or more of the institutional missions of education, research, and patient care. Presented to an individual whose indomitable spirit in the face of great challenge, obstacle, or adversity has inspired the larger community as a whole through triumph, resilience, and perseverance.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and trainees
  • Exemplary professionalism
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change


A female member of the UMMC community

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

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

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