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UMMC GWIMS Shining Star Award (Mid-Career)

The Shining Star Award's purpose is to acknowledge women faculty or non-faculty members in the UMMC Schools who are in the middle phase of their careers and have exhibited strength in leadership, mentoring.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a mentor and role model for women faculty, non-faculty, trainees, and students
  • Demonstrates leadership at the university, regional, national, or international level; example, development of clinic work, manuscripts, committees, etc.
  • Participation in committees to further develop their leadership skills
  • Professional excellence in the individual's career
  • Effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women faculty, non-faculty and staff members on the UMMC campus
  • Shown a steadfast commitment to enhanced collaboration and productive relationships with faculty and staff at all levels of the UMMC organization
  • Worked to create a respectful environment for education, patient care and/or activities through a collaborative systems approach


Open to UMMC women faculty or non-faculty members at the level of associate professor or equivalent (basic science or clinical positions) in the UMMC Schools.

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

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

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