Awards and Recognition

Main Content

UMMC GWIMS Rising Star Award (Early-Career Faculty)

The Rising Star Award's purpose is to acknowledge a female UMMC early-career faculty member who have achieved significant academic accomplishments. Such an individual has great potential to significantly impact women, as well as the larger community, as evidenced by previous involvement in and commitment to activities within the institution and/or community.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and/or trainees
  • Participation in committees to further develop leadership skills
  • Professional excellence
  • Engagement in leadership roles at the university or regional level (i.e. development of clinic work, educational effort, manuscripts, committees, etc.)
  • A steadfast commitment to enhanced collaboration and productive relationships with faculty, non-faculty, and/or trainees
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women faculty, non-faculty, trainee, and staff members on the UMMC campus
  • Worked to create a respectful environment for education, patient care, and/or research through a collaborative systems approach


UMMC female faculty at the level of instructor, assistant professor, or equivalent (basic science or clinical positions) in any school

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

Submit all awards materials to