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GWIMS Leadership Award

About the Award

The Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individual and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine and science. Since the first award in 1995, these prestigious awards have recognized over 30 individuals and organizations. The GWIMS awards may not always be given every year.

The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of leaders and programs of significant impact. Any member of the academic medicine community may nominate individuals and/or organizations for the award. Nominees that were submitted but not awarded from previous years remain eligible (though previous nominees are not automatically reconsidered each year).

Nominees for the GWIMS Leadership Award should be individuals (women or men) or institutions (e.g. medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic societies, associations, departments, committees, or Women in Medicine and Science programs) that advance the role of women in academic medicine and science. The committee will consider the extent of the nominee’s impact at a local, regional, and national level.

The GWIMS Steering Committee will review all nomination materials. Candidates who have previously won the award are not eligible for re-nomination unless at least 10 years have elapsed since the original award and there are clear accomplishments since the prior award.

2015 Awardees

Individual Awardee

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Carrie L. Byington, MD
Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Organizational Awardee

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Women Scholars Initiative (WSI)
Medical University of South Carolina
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Previous Award Winners



Award Resources

Selection Process for the GWIMS Leadership Award

Find more information on the selection process for the GWIMS Leadership Award.

The Art of Successful Nominations By Jocelyn Chertoff, M.D., M.S.